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15th Annual Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography: 17th-Century VA in Maps

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, this lecture features guest speakers Dr. Martin Gallivan on "The Map of Virginia: Algonquian and English Cartography in the 17th-Century Chesapeake," Dr. Buck Woodard on "Mapping Colonialism: British Cartography of Indigenous Lands," and an online map resources workshop by LVA senior map archivist Cassandra Britt Farrell.  


Exhibition of 17th-Century Virginia Maps | 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Map Appraisals by Old World Auctions | 10:00 am–Noon                    

Experts from Old World Auctions, specialists in antique maps from the 15th through 19th centuries, will provide free map evaluations, including information on authenticity, an estimate of value, and an assessment of condition. Old World Auctions will provide verbal evaluations, not written appraisals. Due to time constraints, participants are limited to one map evaluation each.

Tours of Special Collections | 10:15 am & 11:15 am

Visit the Special Collections Reading Room for a presentation of materials related to early Virginia maps.  Two tours will be offered; however registration is required.

Online Map Resources Workshop | 11:00 am-Noon

This workshop will identify several online resources available for map collectors, map dealers, teachers, students, public library and academic librarians, and cartographic history buffs.  Registration required.

Lunch Break | Noon–1:00 pm

Box Lunches are offered for advance purchase only.  For more information about this event or to become a member of the Fry-Jefferson Map Society, contact Dawn Greggs at 804.692.3813 or  

Lectures | 1:00–3:00 pm

Library of Virginia, Conference Rooms, Lecture Hall
800 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219


RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown


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