THE POWER OF MAPS: EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF MAPS

COURSE LEADERS: Dr. Lorraine Sherry
MEETS: 5 Thursdays TIME: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
DATES COURSE MEETS: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
PRICE: $60.00
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LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80224 Map
TYPE: Various speakers
CATEGORY: HISTORY
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Various speakers from Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS)

More information can be found at http://www.lcsherry.org/cartography3/index.html

DESCRIPTION:

NEW! In the case of antique maps, they don’t tell us where to go but tell us where we’ve been. Guest speakers from the Rocky Mountain Map Society will demonstrate these blendings of art, history and belief (“There be dragons here!)” that have shaped our growth as a people and as a nation. But where did their maps come from? We’ll answer that and other questions (including how some of the nations in the Eurozone got their shapes) by exploring the history of cartography from Ptolemy to Mercator to the present day. Along the way, we’ll come across some very intriguing myths and mistakes. Lecturers will exhibit some antique maps from their own collections.