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“Revolution” CMS Lecture Series

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News Flash!  Cancelled due to illness of the lecturer – more details later! Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen will discuss their book Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence in a series of three talks in California, January 26, 27, and 28. Revolution is the story of the French and Indian War and […]

Gorgeous Maps from the 19th Century

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The Huffington Post recently searched the Digital Public Library of America for beautiful maps and discovered some of the best came from the 19th century. You may recognize a few when you go to this link to the online Huffington Post here. You can do your own digging at the Digital Public Library here. Click on […]

Fall Reading: See Our New Book List

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Julie Sweetkind-Singer of Stanford University offers her latest list of recommended map reading. It includes CMS member Judith Tyner’s latest publication, “Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education”. Go to the Books page under Research & Publications to see the full list, where to buy, prices, and Julie’s review.

The Map Thief in California!

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The California Map Society and Stanford University are arranging a distinguished speaker series with talks in San Diego, Los Angeles and Stanford in mid September. Michael Blanding will be our first speaker talking about his well received book, The Map Thief. Michael is a Boston-based investigative journalist whose work has been published in The Nation, The New […]

Some say that Chicago was the last great capital of cartography!

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If there’s a capital of commercial mapmaking in the U.S. today, it’s probably in Silicon Valley. But from the late 19th century to the post-World War II era, Chicago was America’s city of maps. East Coast capitals like New York, Philadelphia, and Boston had led American mapmaking during the country’s first century, using European-derived techniques […]