Various speakers from Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS)
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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.