ANN: Coining and using the word "cartograph"

Dear All:

I posted, last  night, the product of several nights' insomnia, a piece examining the shifting meanings of the word "cartograph," a repeatedly created back formation in (primarily) American usage. Its different usages are revealing of attitudes towards the ideal of cartography.

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INFO: Map History Books of the Year, and of the Decade

Dear All:

I have posted two lists at Just now, a listing of the map history books of 2019 (as I saw them), and a few days ago my rather idiosyncratic list of the best map history books of the past decade.

I hope these are useful.

Enjoy! And Happy New Year to all,

"Mapping Salem" William P. Cumming Map Society Lunch-time Lecture, January 14

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Salem, North Carolina. Richard Starbuck, archivist with the Moravian Archives in Winston-Salem, will present a lunch-time lecture, "Mapping Salem," at 12:15pm, on Thursday, January 14. The lecture will be in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center. You're welcome to bring your lunch!  Although the street address is S. Church Street, the parking lot is accessed from E. Salem Avenue.

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