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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
7th International Conference on the History of Cartography
August 7-11, 1977 Washington, D.C.
Held at the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Archives and Records Service and the Smithsonian Institution, with Walter W. Ristow the principal coordinator. Attendance estimates vary from about 200 to about 250, from 11 countries.
Thematic sections were "Map Production and Trade," "The Science of Princes," "Sea Charts," "Cartography of Exploration," "Asian Cartography," "American Cartography," "World View," "Techniques and Symbols," "Regional Cartography," "Art and Cartography."
There were three exhibitions:
The conference also coincided with an exhibition "The Federal City: Plans and Realities," There were several receptions. At this ICHC on August 7 took place a meeting of the History of Cartography Commission of the International Cartographic Association, apparently the first such gathering at one of the conferences.
- "Maps for an Emerging Nation: Commercial Cartography and Nineteenth-Century America," at the Library of Congress;
- "Early Maps and Atlases" at the Folger Shakespeare Library;
- "Taking the Measure of the Land: Cartographic Images of the United States, 1804 to the Present."
There were 37 papers (Per Campbell (see below) there were 40, but if so, I have not succeeded in finding the other three.), and full copies of most texts were given out, as also was a book of abstracts (VIIth International Conference on the History of Cartography. Summaries of Papers . . .(Alexandria, Virginia, 1977) (35pp)). Of the papers, four were published full in Imago Mundi, 30 (1978) (Campbell, T., Harley & Walters, Vorsey, Welu).