Thursday, 21 December 2006

Maps in Grand Painting

Francis Herberr, RGS, comments: "....A Goya portrait in oils of the 6 years-old Infante Don Luis Maria de Borbon y Vallabriga (nephewof Carlos III of Spain) of 1783 that had hitherto been in private hands (or "only slightly grubby after two centuries of hanging on the walls ofthe private palaces of a series of dukes"); as it depicts maps, and is now at Museo del Prado in Madrid for conservartion, this news mightinterest art historians, map historians, historians of scientificinstruments (etc.). It is expected to be hung later at Zaragoza's city museum. The Infante is shown "standing over a map of the world" [sic - i.e. heis standing in front of a framed cartographic outline depiction of Europe] and holding "a piece of a puzzle map of Spain in one [i.e.right] hand and a compass in the other [left]... (posted in Maphist).
See The Guardian Tuesday, December 19, 2006, article by Giles Tremlett and the relevant article in Estrella Digital Monday, December 18, 2006, suggested by Peter van der Krogt,

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Peter Barber's "The Map Book" in Greek

Peter Barber's The Map Book published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2005), appeared recently (October 2006) in Greek language under the title ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΧΑΡΤΩΝ, published by "Alexandria Press" in Athens, ISBN 960-221-348-5.

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

New issue: "e-Perimetron", Vol. 1, No.3 (Summer 2006)

The new issue of e-Perimetron the international web journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps is now on line (pp 178-252) with seven papers by A. W. Pearson / J. Benavides & E. Koster / E. Koster / K. C. Kowal / V. Tsioukas, M. Daniil & E. Livieratos / B. Jenny / M. Jessop.
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Tuesday, 5 December 2006

History and Geographic Information

History and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Department of History at Idaho State University invites applications for a new tenure track, assistant professorship from scholars who have extensive experience and training in the use of GIS and other tools of spatial analysis in the study of history.