Our meetings are now held at the Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, in their sixth-floor Conference Room. The Library is diagonally across the street (and about 500 feet) from our former meeting place—see photo below if you need directions.
With the exception of field trips and special events, our regular meetings are on the second Saturday of each month (except June, August and December). Our meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.
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See our Newsletter for other map-related events in the New York City area that may be of interest to members. Contact the sponsoring organization for further details about these events.
NOTE: The New York Public Library provides meeting space to the New York Map Society, but the Society receives no financial support nor sponsorship from the Library. Likewise, the New York Map Society and the Mercator Society are entirely separate organizations, with no financial or other business ties between them. The New York Map Society is financially supported solely by dues paid by its members, and no elected officer is employed by the Library.
Their collection features the Mappamundi of Juan Vespucci (1526). Juan was the nephew of Amerigo Vespucci, for whom the Southern part of the New World was named, in 1507 by Martin Waldseemuller. Juan succeeded Amerigo as the chief pilot for Spain and was charged with updating the Spanish source map with the latest discoveries of the explorers. The Society’s collection of sailing charts by which Spain controlled their overseas possessions is particularly rich.
John Delaney, Curator of Historic Maps at the Library will lead us through an exhibition of “A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888.” Limited editions of his companion book, Nova Caesarea, will be available for sale, or may be ordered now. To do so, download the Adobe Acrobat Brochure and Order Form. If not already installed, viewers can download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. [Note the optional offer for McAfee Security Scan Plus software and clear the check box if not desired.]