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International Conference on the History of Cartography

13th International Conference on the History of Cartography

13de Internationale Conferentie voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie

June 26-July 1, 1989 — Amsterdam

Held in the Aula (auditorium) of the University of Amsterdam, and in the Royal Library at The Hague, with the principal coordinators Willem Heinemeijer, Marc Hameleers, Paul van den Brink, Peter van der Krogt, Günter Schilder, Jan Smits, Dirk de Vries, Jan Werner, Kees Zandvliet. Attendance was over 200, from 26 countries, and the conference language was English.

The thematic sections were: "Cartography between Art and Science?," "Developments in Thematic Cartography in the 19th Century," "Innovations in Maritime Cartography between 1650-1880," "Knowledge and Market Mechanisms as Impulses for Map Publishing," "Cartography as an Element of Colonial Administration since 1750."

There were four exhibitions, for each of which was published a 120-page Catalog:

  1. "Gedrukt en gesneden in de Kalverstraat," at the Amsterdams Historisch Museum;
  2. "In de Gekroonde Lootsman," at the Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum;
  3. "Kaarten met geschiedenis 1550-1800," at the Museon; and
  4. "Kunst in kaart," at the Rijksprentenkabinet.
Excursions were a canal cruise to the Scheepvaart Museum, and an all-day optional outing through North Holland.

The conference included 35 papers and 31 poster presentations. This was the first conference where full texts were not distributed at the start, although individual speakers provided them at the time of their presentations if they so wished. It was also the first with a poster session, to avoid concurrent sessions. The poster session was held Friday, June 30. The idea was a good one, and the poster session has been retained in other ICHCs since. The 116-page book of abstracts was more substantial than had been previous abstracts books, and many abstracts are virtually complete papers, some even including notes (13th International Conference on the History of Cartography: Amsterdam and The Hague June 26 to July 1, 1989: Abstracts [Amsterdam, 1989]). The Wednesday meeting of the Standing Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association was in three parts: Cartochronology, Teaching the History of Cartography, and Cartobibliography.

Papers 13th ICHC

  1. Abeydeera, Ananda. Cartography as an Element in the Dutch Colonial Administration of Maritime Provinces of Sri Lanka.
  2. Babicz, Józef. "Carta Geologica Totius Poloniae, Moldaviae, Transilvaniae, partis Hungariae et Valachiae," 1815--An Early Polish Thematic Map by Stanislaw Staszic (1755-1826).
  3. Bendall, Sarah. English Estate Maps: Their Decoration and Use.
  4. Bosse, David. Maps for a Mass Market: The Press Portrays the Civil War.
  5. Boud, Roy C. Agrarian Patronage and the Early Geological Mapping of Scotland.
  6. Campbell, Eila. Developments in Thematic Cartography in the Nineteenth Century.
  7. Campbell, Tony. Knowledge and Market Mechanism as Impulses for Map Publishing.
  8. Cook, Andrew S. Alexander Dalrymple's Appointment as East India Company Hydrographer in 1779 and his "Instructions to Captains" for a New System of Chart Compilation.
  9. Cook, Karen S. Artistic and Scientific Design Sources in Geological Cartography: George Bellas Greenough, "A Geological Map of England and Wales" 1820-1839.
  10. Dilke, O. A. W., and Dilke, Margaret. The Arts and Science in Graeco-Roman Cartography and its Sequel.
  11. Green, David R. The Unique Role of Journalistic Cartography as a Geographical Communication Medium.
  12. Guthorn, Peter J. The Last Independent American Hydrographer.
  13. Hameleers, Marc. Placing Maps of Towns between Art and Science: Responsibilities of a Map Historian.
  14. Harley, J. Brian. "The Myth of the Great Divide": Art, Science, and Text in the History of Cartography.
  15. Harvey, Paul D. A. Maps in Mirror Image.
  16. Kish, George. Developments in Thematic Cartography in the Nineteenth Century.
  17. Koeman, Cornelis. Two Centuries of Historiography of Cartography.
  18. Kretschmer, Ingrid. Austrian Thematic Maps Early Printed by Chromolithography.
  19. Lierz, Wolfgang. From Cycling to Motoring Maps: The Emergence of New Map Types According to Technical Developments in the Late 19th Century.
  20. Mörzer Bruyns, Willem F. J. Innovations in Maritime Cartography between 1650 and 1880.
  21. Ormeling, F. J. Mapping the Former Netherlands Indies.
  22. Pedley, Mary Sponberg. Land Company Mapping in North America: From Speculation to Fiefdom in Northern New York.
  23. Pelletier, Monique. Cartography: Images of the World, A World of Images.
  24. Ritchie, G. S. A Review of Hydrographic Progress 1660-1800.
  25. Scharfe, Wolfgang. Administrativ-statistischer Atlas vom Preussischen Staate: The First National Atlas (1827/28).
  26. Smith, Catherine Delano. Maps in Bibles: Maps as Art and Cartography.
  27. Stone, Jeffrey C. The Cartography of Decolonisation: The Case of Swaziland.
  28. Thrower, Norman J. W. The Colonial Cartography of New Spain (Mexico) from 1750-1810.
  29. Unno, Kazutaka. Map as a Picture: The Old Chinese View of Maps.
  30. Valerio, Vladimiro. Art and Technology in Cartography: A Misleading Contraposition.
  31. Vantini, Sandra, and Pappalardo, Maria Laura. Thematic Maps in the Italian Atlas of the 19th Century.
  32. Vries, D. de. The Wallmap of Helvetia by Mercator: An Indication to the Genesis of his Atlas.(7pp)
  33. Wallis, Helen. Developments in Thematic Cartography in the Nineteenth Century.
  34. Welu, James. The Single Sheet Wall Map.

Poster Presentations 13th ICHC

  1. Abeydeera, Ananda. Silk Roads to Sri Lanka: The Image of the Island between Travelogues and Cartography.
  2. Bremner, Robert W. Medieval Mappaemundi: Their Origins and Place in the Development of Ancient Cartography.
  3. Colletta, Teresa. Urban Historical Cartography: The Contribution of Neapolitan "Tavolari" between 1500 and 1700.
  4. Danckaert, Lisette. Survival of Decorative Elements on Belgian Maps in the 19th Century.
  5. Gole, Susan. Size as a Measure of Importance in Indian Cartography.
  6. Hameleers, Marc, and Krogt, Peter van der. The Bibliography on the History of Cartography of the Netherlands.
  7. Herbert, Francis. An Inventory of Cartographic Woodblocks, Copperplates, Lithographic Stones, Metal Blocks, etc.
  8. Kain, Roger J. P. Indexing the Tithe Surveys of England and Wales: A Research Project in the Department of Geography, University of Exeter Funded by the Leverholme Trust.
  9. Kish, George. Maps of Religious Distribution: Examples from the 16th and 18th Centuries.
  10. Klöti, Thomas. A New Journal on the History of Cartography.
  11. Kokkonen, Pellervo. The Sea Atlas of A. I. Nagaev and the Development of the Russian Maritime Cartography during the 18th Century.
  12. Mekenkamp, P. G. M. Geometric Cartography: The Accuracy of Old Maps.
  13. Mikós, Michael J. Polish Maps and Views by Erik Dahlbergh, Artist and Military Engineer.
  14. Okhuizen, Edwin. The Dutch Contribution to the Cartography of Russia during the 16th-18th Centuries.
  15. Pawlowska, Anna Teresa. Forest Maps of the Zamoyski Estate in Nineteenth Century.
  16. Pinheiro Marques, Alfredo. A New Chart and an Old Problem: Still the Imaginary Islands of the Atlantic.
  17. Postnikov, Alexei V. On the History of River and Lake Mapping in Russia in the 19th Century.
  18. Reinhartz, Dennis, and Davis-allen, Lisa. A Sanson-Jaillot Copperplate of the Eastern Half of South America of 1674 for the Atlas Nouveau: What Might Have Been.
  19. Ruitinga, A. H. Map Collection, Free University Library Amsterdam.
  20. Safran, Franciska K. The Holland Land Company in the United States.
  21. Salgaro, Silvino. The "Description" of the Territory: Cartography between Art and Science.
  22. Schilder, Günter. Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica: A Dutch Research Project.
  23. Schwartzberg, Joseph E. Three Cosmographic Globes from India: A Comparative Analysis.
  24. Stegena, Lajos. Cartography of the Seismology in the Nineteenth Centurty.
  25. Stegena, Lajos. Minoan Map-like Frescoes at Acrotiri, Isle of Thera (Santorini).
  26. Szykula, Krystyna. The Newly Found Jenkinson's Map of 1562.
  27. Taioli, Luciano. Venetian Cartography of Northern Europe in the 16th Century with Reference to Commercial Needs and Cultural Interest.
  28. Valerio, Vladimiro. Absence and Cartography. Notes on 15th Century Regional Maps.
  29. Watelet, Marcel. Russian Military Cartography in North of France (1816-1818).
  30. Wekker, J. B. Ch. The Cartography of Suriname: An Element of Colonial Administration.
  31. Woodward, David. The Correlation of Watermark and Paper Type in Sixteenth-Century Italian Printed Maps.(6pp)

Papers ICA Meeting

  1. Cook, Andrew S. Edition, Printing, Issue, and State as Terms in Cartobibliography. (6pp)
  2. Ruggles, Richard I. Concerning the Report on the Teaching of the History of Cartography, for the Standing Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association.


There was also distributed a booklet to accompany the North Holland tour: Beenakker, J. J. J. M., et al. Excursion through Noord-Holland, XIIIth International Conference on the History of Cartography. The Hague, 1989.


Of especial value, for those who can read Russian, is the following, which is the only full-length article I know of to attempt to relate any ICHC to current general tendencies in the history of cartography: Aleksei V. Postnikov, ["Modern tendencies in the development of research on the history of cartography: the results of the 13th International History of Cartography Conference (Amsterdam-The Hague, June 26-July 1, 1989)"], ?? 4 (1990): 133-41.
And regular reports:
Imago Mundi 42(1990): 119 (Reinhartz)
Mapline 55(1989): 1-4 (Karrow)
Österreichische Geographische Gesellschaft, Mitteilungen 131 (1989): 278-81 (Kretschmer)
Kartographische Nachrichten 39(1989): 185-87 (Scharfe)
Nordost-Archiv 22(1989) 96: 239-46 (Jäger)
Kartografisch Tijdschrift 17 (1991) 1: 41-45 (Hameleers)
Geographische Gesellschaft in München, Mitteilungen 74 (1989): 165-67 (Kupcík)
The Map Collector 48 (Autumn, 1989): 38-39 (Scott)
Cartographica Helvetica 1 (Jan. 1990): 40 (Klöti).
© 1995-2001 Idea and text: Douglas Sims; web version: Peter van der Krogt