Nineteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography, Chicago

27–29 October 2016

Maps, Their Collecting and Study: A Fifty Year Retrospective

All sessions are at the Newberry Library

Thursday 27 October

4:30 – 7:15 pmCommemoration of the 50th of the Nebenzahl Lectures

Keynote lecture by Matthew Edney (University of Southern Maine and the History of Cartography Project): Of Maps, Libraries, and Lectures


Friday, 28 October

10:30 – 11:45 amPeter Barber (The British Library, retired): George III as a Map Collector
11:45 AM – 1:30 pmLunch on you own
1:30 – 2:45 pmSusan Schulten (University of Denver): How Did Old Maps Become Valuable?
2:45 – 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 – 4:15 pmRichard Pegg (MacLean Collection): Collecting and Studying East Asian Maps in the United States and Europe
4:15 pmReception in Honor of the 50th Anniversary Lectures hosted by the Chicago Map Society

Saturday, October 29

9:15 – 10:30 amJames Akerman (The Newberry Library): Maps, Marginalia, and Ephemera
10:30 – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am – NoonPeter Nekola (The Newberry Library): The Atlas as Collection

Important Web Addresses

The Newberry Library (

International Map Collectors Society (

Chicago International Map Fair (

Chicago Map Society (

American Geographical Society Library (

Choose Chicago (Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau (

The Talbott Hotel (