MAP MONTH -- JUNE 2013
June 2013 will be "map month" at the Philadelphia Print Shop West. We moved into our new gallery at the beginning of the year and to celebrate that move, we will be mounting an exhibit of important maps of North America, with special emphasis on those relating to the exploration and development of the American West.
The exhibit will feature maps showing the early exploration of the West, including a number with geographic myths prominent. Also on display will be maps showing the rapidly changing political situation in the trans-Mississippi West during the nineteenth century, including some showing territories which never existed. Maps from as early as the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century will document the understanding of the United States at different periods, offering a feast for the mind as well as the eyes.
Besides the map exhibit, The Philadelphia Print Shop will be holding some map related events.
- On June 17th, at 5:30, Chris Lane will present a free map talk at the Denver Public Library. The talk will look at the changing political situation in the trans-Mississippi West during the nineteenth century as graphically illustrated in contemporary maps.
- Members of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be hosted by Chris & Lindsey Lane at their home on June 14th. This informal reception will include a look at their extensive collection of maps of Great Britain and Oxfordshire. Membership in the Rocky Mountain Map Society is only $20 per year and the society has regular meetings related to maps, so all are encouraged to sign up and come enjoy this final event of Map Month at The Philadelphia Print Shop West.
- Anyone who stops by our new gallery during the month of June can make an entry in our free drawing for a framed, original antique map.
Please call or email for further information
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