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The New York Map Society Book List

Books written by past and future New York Map Society guest speakers. Meeting date indicated (in parentheses). Price and Links, when available, are to the book listing on the web site.

Richard Betz (September, 2010)

The Mapping of Africa: A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700

Coronet Books
540 pages
$ 375.00

Carol Delaney (November, 2011)

Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem

Free Press
336 pages
$ 16.63 (hardcover)


Peter Dickson (May, 2007)

The Magellan Myth: Reflections on Columbus, Vespucci and the Waldseemüller Map of 1507

Privately Printed
126 pages
$ 25.00 payable by check to the author—includes U. S. shipping by Priority Mail
Peter W. Dickson
3515 North Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

John Garver (August, 2007)

Surveying the Shore: Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930

Commonwealth Editions (hard cover)
205 pages
$ 45.00

Kriz Harzinski (September, 2011)

From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association

Princeton Architectural Press
224 pages
$ 11.90

John W. Hessler (November, 2007)

The Naming of America: Waldseemüller's 1507 World Map and the Cosmographiae Introductio

D. Giles, Ltd.
128 pages
$ 19.46

Barbara Mundy (September, 2008)

The Mapping of New Spain: Indigenous Cartography and the Maps of the Relaciones Geográficaso

University of Chicago Press
306 pages
$ 27.00

Barnet Schecter (October, 2010)

George Washington: A Biography Through His Maps

Walker & Company (hard cover)
304 pages
$ 42.53

Seymour I. Schwartz (December, 2006)

Putting “America” on the Map: The Story of the Most Important Graphic Document in the History of the United States

Prometheus Books (hard cover)
400 pages
$ 23.36

Vincent Virga and Ron Grim (February, 2008)

Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations

Little, Brown and Company (hard cover)
ISBN 978-0-316-99766-9
272 pages
$ 37.80