November 2011 Dinner Meeting

  • 11/09/2011
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, Chicago, 22nd Floor


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Speaker: Wesley Brown

"The Discovery of the New World
through Old Maps"

Note: Second Wednesday of the month.

Wesley Brown has been a collector, student, and author on old maps for thirty years.  He confines his map collecting to two areas: (1) the earliest world maps up to the year 1540 and (2) the exploration and settlement of Colorado from the 16th through 20th centuries. He has served as an advisor and collection development for the Library of Congress and the Denver Public Library. Through the study of maps, he will investigate man’s conception of the shape of the Earth through history and will give particular focus to the discovery of the New World. This general survey will begin with  Homer in the 8th century B.C. and will end with Sebastian Münster in the middle of the 16th century.  The talk will be illustrated with slides of original antique maps from his own collection, printed between 1472 and 1540.

Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor. Timing: spirits at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:30.


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Chicago, IL  60610

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