ANN: The Oxford Seminars in Cartography (TOSCA): Map Readings - 23 February

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30th Annual Series: Online Event

Thursday 23 February Map Readings – ‘Encounters in the New World: Jesuit cartography of the Americas’ – Mirela Altić (University of Zagreb) in conversation with Elizabeth Baigent (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)

In Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of Americas (University of Chicago Press, 2022) Mirela Altić analyses maps produced by the Jesuits during their missionary work in the possessions of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French Crowns in both North and South America. She traces the Jesuit contribution to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World into the post-suppression period, placing it in the context of their worldwide undertakings in the fields of science and art.

Seminar runs from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom Webinar. Book your place at:

For further details, please contact: or 01865 287119


The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by:

The Friends of TOSCA / The Bodleian Libraries / The School of Geography and the Environment / The Charles Close Society / Lovell Johns Ltd