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19th International Conference on the History of Cartography

Madrid, Spain, 30 June-6 July 2001


General information about the Madrid conference

Posted 17 May 2001. Corrections are noted below

22 May: title changes - Pinto (Session 3), Camino (13), Miskovic (Poster)
25 May: change to exhibition title (Thursday, July 5)
29 May: correction to the arrangements for Sunday
5 June: ISCEM programme (Saturday 30 June) added
21 June: numerous changes (including session chairs) - marked in bold. The following are unable to deliver a paper: Diego Suárez, Dale Tomich. The following cannot present a Poster: Roger M Batty, Ludmila Kildushevskaya, Nesteren Refioglu, Montserrat Terradas Batlle and Rosa Georgina Torres Guevara
25 June: title change for Safier (Session 8)
26 June: Wolf Günther Koch is unable to present his Poster

NB. The actual programme differed slightly from that given below, since some people were unable to present their paper or poster

Biblioteca Nacional de España, Paseo de Recoletos, 20

9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Registration
10.00 a.m. - 16.45 p.m. International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) meeting (Chair: Robert W Karrow) - Programme details
17.00 - 18.00 p.m. International Cartographic Association (ICA) meeting (Chair: Elri Liebenberg)


SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2001

9.30 - 11.30 a.m. Registration at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Paseo de Recoletos, 20
11.30 a.m. Coaches will leave from the Biblioteca Nacional for the Universidad Complutense

12.00 - 2.30 p.m. Inaugural session and cocktail at the Anfiteatro Ramón y Cajal of the Facultad de Medicina of the Universidad Complutense

Sessions 1 and 2: Salón de Grados (of the Facultad de Medicina), Universidad Complutense, Avda. Complutense. Metro Station: Ciudad Universitaria

SESSION 1, 3.00 - 4.15 p.m. "Maps and Landscape I". Chair: Peter Barber

Marcel Watelet. "Intégration et diffusion de l'oeuvre cartographique parcellaire de P.C. Popp dans le cyberespace: problématique et enjeux".

Zsolt Török. "Exploration or intelligence: László Almásy and the mapping of the Lybian desert before World War II".

Massimo Rossi. "The contribution of historical cartography in studying the landscape: Passariano".

4.15 - 4.45 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 2, 4.45 - 6.00 p.m. "Colonial Cartography I". Chair: David Buisseret

Alfred Hiatt. "The representation of terra incognita in fifteenth-century cartography".

Orlando Gama. "Cartography and historiography in the geographical descriptions of Brazil (17th and 18th centuries)".

Dennis Reinhartz. "The Spanish New World cartographic legacy in the atlases and maps of Tomás López".

6.00 - 7.00 p.m. DISCUSSION PERIOD

Return from the Universidad Complutense - make your own arrangements


[All the remaining sessions (except those on Wednesday), and Registration, take place at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Paseo de Recoletos, 20]

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2001

SESSION 3, 9.30 - 10.45 a.m. "Mapping: Theory and Motifs I". Chair: David Woodward

Karen Pinto. "Deliberate design: the 'West' in medieval Islamic maps".

Thomas Woodfin. "Cartographic evidence for long-distance commodity trade in the 18th century".

Padrón Ricardo. "Empire imagined and Empire erased: contrasting prose cartographies in Oviedo, Gómara and Las Casas"

10.45 - 11.15 a.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 4, 11.15 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. "Cartographic Methods". Chair: Ingrid Kretschmer

P. D. A. Harvey. "The Medieval grid maps of Palestine".

Markus Heinz. "Maps in bright colours: German map illumination in the 18th century".

Monique Pelletier. "Le golfe du Mexique et les sources espagnoles: les méthodes de la nouvelle cartographie de cabinet sous le règne de Louis XIV".

12.30-1.00 p.m. Discussion
1.00 p.m. Opening of the exhibition at the Biblioteca Nacional, "Treasures of Spanish Cartography", and cocktail

SESSION 5, 2.30 - 3.45 p.m. "Culture, Politics and Maps I". Chair: Francesc Nadal

Franz Reitinger. "The renewal of Christian faith through the spirit of cartography: Michel Le Nobletz and the School of Conquet".

Daniel J.Birkholz. "The Gough Map revisited: thirteenth-century perspectives on Thomas Butler's map of England, c. 1554".

Catherine Delano Smith. "Maps from the bottom: 'Little Maps' in the history of cartography".

3.45 - 4.15 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 6, 4.15 - 5.30 p.m. "Culture, Politics and Maps II". Chair: Edward H Dahl

Angelo Cattaneo. "The Venetian painter Leonardo Bellini, illuminator of Fra Mauro's Earthly Paradise".

Zur Shalev. "Benito Arias Montano and the maps of the Biblia Regia".

Mark S. Rosen. " 'All the Things of Heaven and Earth Together': the original programme for the Guardaroba of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence".

5.30 - 6.00 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 7, 6.00 - 7.15 p.m. "Mapping: Theory and Motifs II". Chair: Göran Bäärnhielm

Haim Goren. "Sacred but not surveyed: why was the survey of Palestine performed only in the 1870s?"

Matthew H. Edney. "Eighteenth-century maps of New England and the intersections of manuscript circulation and print publication".

Emanuela Casti. "Sémiologie et histoire de la cartographie: l'identification du 'genre' par rapport aux aspects communicatifs".

7.15 - 7.45 p.m. Workshop: Presentation of cartographic documents forgotten in archives. Chair: Ramón Alvargonzález



10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. Exhibit of publishers, booksellers and publcation services

SESSION 8, 9.30 - 10.45 a.m. "Colonial Cartography II". Chair: Maria Luisa Martín-Merás

Neil Safier. "Sketching the rainforest, engraving the Andes: Amazonian cartography from pencil to print"

Ángela Domingues. "Scientific voyages and the dissemination of cartographical knowledge in the late eighteenth century: the Brazilian case".

Peter Collier and Rob Inkpen. "From exploration to colonisation: changes in surveying and mapping in the late nineteenth century".

10.45 - 11.15 a.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 9, 11.15 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. "Indigenous Mapping of New Spain". Chair: Roberto Luis Jaramillo

Marcelo Ramírez Ruiz. "Los mapas del pueblo de Indios en la Nueva España: síntesis y antagonismos espaciales".

Patrick Lesbre. "Códice de Tepetlaoztoc: cartografía indígena colonial temprana (Nueva España)".

Alessandra Russo. "El realismo circular o la encrucijada espacial: mapas indígenas novohispanos (siglos XVI-XVII)".

12.30 - 2.00 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 10, 2.00 - 3.15 p.m. "Culture, Politics and Maps III". Chair: Matthew H Edney

Koji Hasegawa. "Mapping the colonies in the Japanese Empire".

Naomi Miller. "In praise of cities: promotional rhetoric for medieval mapping".

Gilles Palsky. "Emmanuel de Martonne and the ethnographical cartography of central Europe (1917-1920)".

3.15 - 3.45 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 11, 3.45 - 5.00 p.m. "Military Maps". Chair: Claire Lemoine-Isabeau

Dov Gavish. "Cartography and war: the case of the Palestine Campaign, 1915-1918".

Concepción Isern and Isabel Gil. "La cartografía militar del siglo XVII en España: el sitio de Barcelona (1651-1652)".

Jan Mokre. "Accuracy and secrecy in 18th-century maps of Vienna".

5.00 - 5.30 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 12, 5.30 - 6.20 p.m. "Mapping of Eastern Europe". Chair: Montserrat Galera

Dubravka Mlinaric. "The different representations of Croatian lands on early modern maps".

Vladimir Bulatov. "Russian hydrography and the armed neutrality of 1779-1783".

6.20 - 7.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: "España en la cartografía europea". Chair: Günter Schilder and Agustín Hernando

Evening free. Meeting of the Imago Mundi Directors



Visit to the Real Monasterio de El Escorial, 8.30 am -12.30 p.m.

12.30 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 13, 2.30 - 3.45 p.m. "Renaissance Cartography". Chair: Norman J W Thrower

Suzanne Daveau. "À propos de la première carte chorographique du Portugal (1526-1535)".

Mercedes Maroto Camino. "La última invención: Quirós y el Pacífico".

Peter Barber. "Court and country: two mid-sixteenth century English royal cartographic initiatives".

3.45 - 4.00 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 14, 4.00 - 5.15 p.m. "Mapping Spain I". Chair: Carmen Líter

José María Sanz. "El mapa de España moderno del códice 2586 de la Biblioteca General de la Universidad de Salamanca".

Antonio Reguera Rodríguez. "Los cartógrafos del Marqués de la Ensenada y el mapa de España".

Agustín Hernando. "Atlas editados por Tomás López (1730-1802)".

Return to Madrid by coach to the exhibition

7.00 p.m. Opening of the exhibition at the Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecillas, Universidad Complutense, Noviciado, 3, "Geographical books in the Universidad Complutense from antiquity to the 18th century"



POSTER SESSION, 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

12.30 - 2.00 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 15, 2.00 - 3.15 p.m. "Maritime Maps". Chair: Uwe Schnall

Surekha Davies. "The scientific iconography of Diogo Ribeiro's 1529 planisphere".

Simonetta Conti. "El conocimiento de la isla de Cuba en la cartografía náutica italiana de los siglos XVI y XVII".

Juan Tous Meliá. "La isla de El Hierro y el meridiano origen".

3.15 - 3.45 p.m., Coffee Break

SESSION 16, 3.45 - 5.00 p.m. "Map Publishing". Chair: Monique Pelletier

James R. Akerman. "Official state highway maps as promotional tools in the American Midwest, 1920-1990".

Marco van Egmond. "Conjuring tricks with copperplates and maps: the versatile practice of amending printed maps by the Dutch firm of Covens and Mortier".

Joao Carlos Garcia. "Brasil en las cartas grabadas portuguesas (1750-1822)".

5.00 - 5.30 p.m. Coffee Break

5.30 - 6.45 p.m. DISCUSSION PERIOD

7.30 p.m. Visit to the exhibition at the Casa de la Panaderia in the Plaza Mayor, "Madrid seen through its maps: 1622-2001", and the Mayoral reception at Madrid Town Hall, Plaza de la Villa


FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2001

SESSION 17, 9.30 - 10.45 a.m. "Mapping Spain II". Chair: José Martín López

Luis Urteaga, Francesc Nadal and José Ignacio Muro. "Un capítulo en la formación del Mapa Topográfico Nacional a escala 1:50.000: el plan de modernización de la 'Zona Nordeste' (1947-1953)".

Enrique Gozalbes Cravioto. "Datos sobre la cartografía de Hispania en la antigüedad".

Carme Montaner. "Los excursionistas y la cartografía de los Pirineos a partir de 1870".

10.45 - 11.15 a.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 18, 11.15 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. "Colonial Cartography III". Chair: John Hébert

David Buisseret. "Some problems in the history of Spanish overseas cartography, 1500-1700".

Michel Antochiw. "Las últimas aportaciones cartográficas hispanas de México".

Roberto Luis Jaramillo. "Rasguños, pegotes y mapas en Antioquía: siglos XVIII y XIX".

12.30 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 19, 2.30 - 3.45 p.m. "Maps and Landscape II". Chair: James R Akerman

Blaine P. Lamb. "The diseno and mapmaking on Iberoamerica's far northern frontier".

Prasad Gogate. "Four Modi maps of Maratha cartography".

Borna Fuerst-Bjelis. "Grimani cadastral survey and the Mediterranean geographical environment (a case study in Dalmatia)".

3.45 - 4.45 p.m. Closing Session

8.00 p.m. Farewell Dinner at the Jardines Cecilio Rodríguez

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Thursday, July 5, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

André Ferran d'Almeida. "The Samuel Fritz map and the Jesuit territorial expansion on the Amazon".

Marguerita Azzari. "Historical cartography and GIS for planning".

Eric Beerman. "Plano por Manuel Agote de Macao dedicado a Malaspina (1792)".

Miguel A. Bernabé, et al. "The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative: an introduction".

Vanessa M. Brasil. "Imágenes gráficas del Río San Francisco: siglo XIX".

Concepción Camarero Bullón. "Las Islas Canarias a través de la cartografía".

Joost Depuydt. "Portfolio with reproductions of early maps of Mexico".

Maria Dulce de Faria. "The map of the Mojos and Chiquitos mission".

Stanislav Franges and Robert Zupan. "Facsimile of an old map of Zagreb of 1853".

Mitia Frumin. "Russian maps of Haifa Bay from the period of the Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774)".

Montserrat Galera. "Presentación del ciclo completo de los cursos sobre Historia de la Cartografía impartidos entre los años 1990-2000".

John R. Hébert. "Luso Hispanic world in maps: manuscript maps to 1900 in the collections of the Library of Congress".

Nikolay N. Komedchikov. "The national map of the USSR at the scale of 1:1,000.000: the history of its creation".

Ivan Kupcík. "The development of iconography in the portolan charts up until 1500 in tabular form".

Nancy Machado Lorenzo. "Cartografía histórica de Cuba: siglos XVI-XIX".

Jorge Manrique, Antonio Rivas Dávila and Leonardo A. Rojas. "La evolución de la cartografía en los Andes venezolanos".

Veselin Miskovic. "The iconography of an emerging nationalism: 18th-century maps of Carniola as early icons of Slovenian national identity".

Drago Novak. "The coast of Spain and the western Mediterranean on the portolan charts of Vicentius Demetrius Voltius Raguseus, a portolan maker from Dubrovnik".

Markus Oehrli. "The German army map of Switzerland from 1939 to 1945 at the scale of 1:25,000".

Rajendran Pillay. "Changing historical place-names in South Africa from pre-1994 to 2001: a cartographical portrayal using GIS technology".

Vincenc Rajsp. "Istria and the 'Josephinische Landesaufnahme' (The Josephinian Military Survey 1763-1787) of the Slovene territories".

Wang Jun. "A study of mapping institutions and the topographical maps of China in the modern period".

Liudmila Zinchuk. "Spain in old Russian maps".

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ISCEM - programme details

Friday 29 June

8:00 pm. Optional dinner for ISCEM participants. Please meet in the lobby of the HOTEL TRYP GRAN VIA.

Saturday 30 June

10:00 am. Coffee. Introductions of all present

10:30 am. PAPERS I

  • Carmen Manso, "La colección de mapas y planos manuscritos de España y los atlas de Tomás López en la Real Academia de la Historia".

  • Maria Joaquina Feijão, "The Eighteenth-Century Maps of Brazil in the Collections of the National Library of Portugal".

  • Maura O'Connor, "Digitising the National Library of Australia's Rare map Collections".

12:00 pm. Lunch

12:30 pm. PAPERS II

  • Markus Heinz and Wolfgang Crom, "Tools for the Map Historian: Practical Traditions and Perspectives of Cataloguing Old Maps in Germany".

  • Miljenko Lapaine and Ivka Klajic, "CROCART: A Database on Croation Cartographers".


  • Robert Karrow, "What is Involved in Securing our Collections of Early Maps?".

  • Other Presentations?

2:30 pm. Coffee break


  • Discussion of "Best Practices"


4:45 pm. Adjournment

8:00 pm. Optional dinner together, place to be announced

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