About this Event
Rossell Hope Robbins Library is excited to present a three-part series of talks by noted cartographic historian Chet Van Duzer. This is the final talk in the series.
The lives of early modern cartographers are poorly documented compared with those of contemporary writers and painters, yet a source for insights into the lives of cartographers—the self-portraits that they sometimes include in their maps—is largely unexplored. These self-portraits are an important part of the social history of cartography, of how cartographers chose to present themselves; they also function as visual signatures, guarantees of quality, and expressions of pride.
"Behold the Mapmaker: Cartographic Self-Portraits" will examine some of the more striking and evocative cartographic self-portraits from the earliest surviving case in the 14th century to examples from pictorial maps of the 20th century.
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