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International Conference on the History of Cartography

24th International Conference on the History of Cartography
July 10-15, 2011 — Москва (Moscow)

Conference website, here you'll find: The conference themes were:
  • Cartographic Encounters: Exploration and Mapping
  • State, Maps, Society
  • Innovation and Tradition in Enlightenment Cartography
  • Mapping the Sacred
  • and any aspects of the history of cartography
In 2011 the 300th anniversary of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765) was celebrated. As head of the Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciencies he contributed significantly to the development of Russian cartography. A paper session was included on issues relating to his cartographic achievements.

The conference was held in the Pashkov House of the Russian National Library. The main coordinator was Ludmilla Zinchuk. A total of 151 people attended the conference.
A total of 51 papers and 38 posters were presented according to the final program.

Biographical statements for each presenter and abstracts of all papers in English were provided in a printed program.
Four exhibitions were prepared in conjunction with the conference:

  1. "Russian map: from a drawing to engraving" - from the collection of the Map Division of the Russian State Library - in the Pashkov Dom
  2. "A selection from the manuscript charts" - from the collection of the Manuscripts Department of the Russian State Library - in the Pashkov Dom
  3. A selection from the Oriental Centre Collection of the Russian State Library - in the Palace of the Oriental Centre
  4. A selection of Russian maps from the collection of the State Historical Museum
  5. Ancient maps from the collection of the National Library of Russia (Sankt-Petersburg, during the Three-day Post-conference tour)
Pre-conference meetings on Saturday 9 July were the Round Table discussion ‘History of Cartography and National Geographic Societies’ chaired by Alexey Postnikov and the ISCEM meetings.

The three day post conference tour went to Saint Petersburg.

The farewell dinner was in the RAPA hotel.


* = not read, abstract in program book.

    Sunday, July 10, 2011

    Session 1: Reconnaissance mapping

  1. Mary Pedley. Cartographers without Borders: the pan-European development of reconnaissance mapping in the 18th century
  2. Christopher Jacob Ries. Landscapes of North Greenland: the Terrain Intelligence of William E. Davies 1957-1960
  3. Mirela Altic. Russian cartographic activity in Montenegro

    Session 2: Military cartography

  4. Harrie Teunissen. Topography of terror: maps of the Warsaw Ghetto
  5. Alexander J Kent, John Davies. Soviet military mapping of towns and cities in the British Isles during the Cold War
  6. *Igor Zaharenko. The history of the Far Eastern Border Area of Russia. (middle XVII c. – beginning XX c.)

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Session 3: Mapping the state borders

  7. Ana Cristina Roque. Mapping Mozambique –Transvaal border in the late 19th century
  8. Catherine Dunlop. Mapping language borders: the case of nineteenth-century Alsace-Lorraine
  9. Agnes Laba M.A. German Cartography and the discussion of the Eastern Borders of the Weimar Republic (1920s)

    Session 4: Mapping Otherness

  10. Heather Winlow. Gridding the nation: US State Cartographies and Indian exclusion, c. 1850-1940
  11. Christina Connett. Cartography and the Catholic Agenda of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas in the Historia General de los hechos de los Castellanos en las islas y tierra firme del Mar Oceano
  12. Tim Wallace. Tacks and pins: a history of map interaction through annotation devices

    Session 5: Maps as demarcative tools

  13. Kathleen Pullum. Charting the Transfrontier: exploration, espionage, survey and boundary making in late-19th-century Central Asia
  14. Konstantin Zaikov. Russian and Norwegian maps as the instrument for the border spatial image creation in Northern Lapland
  15. Pilar Chias. Local cartography in Medieval Spain: two cadastral maps of the mid 13th century
  16. Sen-Hao Yang. A new perspective on classifying the traditional Chinese maps: context matters!

    Tuesday, July 1w, 2011

    Session 7: History of Russian cartography.

  17. Alexey V. Postnikov. Russian manuscript maps in national archives and libraries: problems of their accessibility, physical condition and use
  18. Leonid S. Chekin. Sixteenth-century Russian cartography: new evidence from illustrated manuscripts
  19. Alexey Sobisevich. The biography of "Peter's cartographer" Akim Kleshnin

    Session 8: Maritime session 1.

  20. Joaquim Alves Gaspar. Blunders, errors and entanglements: scrutinizing the Cantino planisphere with a cartometric eye
  21. Maria Gussarsson Wijk. The development of Swedish sea chart production: a military – civilian history

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Session 9: Maritime session 2.

  22. Cyrus Alai. The Russian (Van Verden) Chart of the Caspian Sea of 1720
  23. Vladimir Bulatov. Prehistory of the Russian Hydrographic Service
  24. *Luis A. Robles Macias. The longitude of the Mediterranean: historical evolution

    Session 10: Enlightment cartography

  25. Matthew H. Edney. Cartography.s Scientific Reformation in the Enlightenment: a historiographic analysis
  26. Klaus Bäumler. Mapping in Europe . Mapping for Europe: a panorama of cultural history across four centuries: aspects of the transfer of science.
  27. Karen De Coene, Thérèse Ongena, Soetkin Vervus. How accurate can a legend be? The case of the Ferraris map.

    Session 11: Innovations and Traditions

  28. Franz Reitinger. French wall maps with historiated borders: a new map type in the eighteenth century
  29. Zsolt G. Török. Revisiting Rosselli's 'bottega': cosmography, art and printing in a Renaissance workshop
  30. Ariel Tishby. Ancient Jerusalem and Sacred Places (1858): a study of one of the largest (and forgotten) views of Jerusalem.

    Session 12: Users and clients

  31. Tom Harper. Chopped-up and cherished: the map collection of an early eighteenth century book dealer
  32. Julie McDougall. The development and publishing history of school atlases and British geography, c. 1880 . c. 1930.
  33. Sjoerd de Meer. Globes and maps as a symbol of prestige, grandeur and advertisement : the point of view of the shipping company.
  34. Bo Lundström. The map as a piece of splendour and propaganda - from the Swedish Era of Great Power

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Session 13: New World 1

  35. Andréa Doré. The role of Brazil in the Habsburg Empire cartography: knowledge and coastline occupation
  36. Roberto Chauca. A Cartographic confrontation: Jesuit and civil mappings of Western Amazonia by the 1760s.
  37. Carla Lois. Translating geographies: foreign maps and international scientific networks in Argentinean National Cartography, 1853-1939

    Session 14: New World 2

  38. Jean-Louis Glénisson. French cartographers in the West Indies in the 18th century: designing and describing a new space
  39. Mitia Frumin. Maps of Jerusalem in Russian pilgrimage literature of the 1830s
  40. Chet Van Duzer. Insights into the process of commissioning medieval maps

    Session 15: Cartographic Encounters 1

  41. Ekaterina K. Simonova-Gudzenko. The first map of Japanese Archipelago published in Russia in the early XVII century and its sources.
  42. Paula van Gestel-van het Schip. The Aral Sea on West-European maps

    Session 16: Cartographic Encounters 2

  43. Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann. Representations of the .Western Region. through the history of Chinese cartography and the transmission of Chinese cartographical images into Western maps of China¡±.
  44. R. Keller (Embassy of the Netherlands). Presentation of the Russian edition of Nicklas Vitsen book .Northern and Eastern Tartaria.

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    Session 17: Constructing and production

  45. Imants Lavins. The reconstruction of the World map based on al-Bīrūnī's tables in "Kitāb Al Qānūn al-Mas'ūdī"
  46. Amy Prior. The cartographic representation of Africa, 1880.1915: J.G. Bartholomew, H.H. Johnston and the print history of African mapping.

    Session 18: Mapping and geographical imagination

  47. Robert J. King . Havre de Sylla on the Jave la Grande of the Dieppe Maps
  48. Karen Pinto. Searchin' his eyes, lookin' for traces: Piri Reis World Map of 1513 & its Islamic Iconographic Connections

    Session 19: 300th anniversary of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765)

  49. Olga A. Alexandrovskaya. Cartographic works by M.V. Lomonosov
  50. Vladimir N. Kalutskov. The tradition of mapping of Lomonosov.s Homeland
  51. Natalia A. Alekseenko. Life, science and creativity of Mikhailo V. Lomonosov in the cartographic visualization

    Papers with abstracts in the printed program, but not presented

  52. Michael Jones, Venke Åheim Olsen. The cartographical and historical background for the demarcation of the Norwegian-Russian boundary in 1826
  53. Antonio Sánchez. The "Andrada Project" (1641). New Maps of Portugal in the Spanish National Library
  54. Edwin Okhuizen. Mercator's worldmap of 1569 and the virginal Arctic islands of "santi & Rustene": a first time full interpretation of their origin and true meaning
  55. Angelo Cattaneo. European, Chinese and Japanese Manuscript World Cartography in Namban Japan around 1600: Convergences, Divergences and Synthesis
  56. Nachiket Chanchani. Home and the World: Interrogating Cartographic Wall Paintings in the Western Himalayas
  57. Jean-Marc Besse. The world assembled: analysis and reconstitution of a French copy of Lafreri's composite atlas (BNF, Paris)
  58. Karen Pinte. Gift for a prince/ss: an Umayyad Mappamunde (a different paper was presented in session 18)
An open forum on Monday gave an opportunity to discuss the proposed International Society for the History of the Map and any other related issues. It was chaired by Zsolt Tök;rök;k.
On Tuesday there was a general discussion, chaired by Catherine Delano-Smith and Matthew Edney.

Poster Presentations 24th ICHC

  1. Cesar Adolfo Ávila Royert. Territorial reference and imaginary cartography
  2. Paulo Afonso. Mercator was not wrong: Psitacorum Regio - a solution for an old mystery, finally!
  3. *Miguel Aguilar-Robledo, Enrique Delgado-López. Cartography of the 1786 Intendancy Ordinances: the case of San Luis Potosi
  4. Göran Bäärnhielm. Renat's Kalmyk Maps: a reassessment
  5. Zsombor Bartos-Elekes. The history of map making in multicultural states and societies (sample area: Transylvania)
  6. *Anatoly M. Belyaev. The cartographical method of research of the development process of Moscow relief
  7. *Sofiane Bouhdiba. The iconographic tradition in the Arab cartography in the Medieval Mediterranean
  8. Alexei M. Boulatov. On the early history of Kamchatka.s maps
  9. Concepcion Camarero-Bullón. Cadastral urban cartography of Madrid and Granada (19th century)
  10. George S. Carhart. The Euro-centric world map
  11. *Enrique Delgado-López, Miguel Aguilar-Robledo. The cartography of the Mexican Conduenazgo: Eastern San Luis Potosi State, from the late 19th c. to the early 20th c.
  12. Sebastian Diaz Angel. The Dutch vs. the Iberians and the first printed maps of now a day Colombian territories (1584-1630)
  13. Amparo Ferrer-Rodríguez. Cartography of the Kingdom of Granada from the Ensenada.s Cadastre (Spain, 1750-1754)
  14. Borna Fuerst-Bjelis, Laura Sakaja. Morlacchia: territorialization and
  15. deterritorialization of borderland communities
  16. Anton Gordieiev. Area of estuary of the Dnepr on portolan-charts
  17. Koji Hasegawa. Between picture and survey: the transformation of urban mapping in East Asia
  18. Markus Heinz. Demonstration of AtlasBase (working title)
  19. Elena N. Konovalova, Vyacheslav A. Popov. Historical Atlas of Siberia by A.P. Velichko (1843)
  20. Galina Korzunina. "Plan de la Fortresse de Königstein avec sa Nouvelle Fortification" 1734
  21. Alexander N. Krayukhin. History of "The National Atlas of Russia" creation
  22. Victor V. Kurlyandskiy. The Chinese national cartography paradigm "Heaven, earth and all things in oneness" served as a conceptual basis for creating virtual reconstructions of 15th-century Chinese and English cultural-historical landscapes
  23. Daniela Marzola Fialho. A 'Map of Porto Alegre' (RS), Brasil, from 1839, by Luiz Pereira Dias
  24. Andrey A. Medvedev. The use of multimedia technologies for historical cartography needs
  25. Francesc Nadal. The Map of the City of Barcelona of Miquel Garriga i Roca (1856-1862)
  26. *Zsombor Nemerkenyi. The national interests and motives in the exploration of South Africa in the 19th century
  27. Tatiana Petrova, Svetlana Sviridenko, Nikita Timofeev. Geoinformation System "I.K. Cyrillov.s General Map of 1734"
  28. Paola Pressenda, Maria Luisa Sturani, Paola Sereno. The circulation of map-knowledges, map-practices and mapmakers through Enlightenment Europe.
  29. David Alejandro Ramirez Palacios. Two geographers and the overseas mapping of an Andean country: Elisee Reclus, Vergara y Velasco and the cartography of Colombia
  30. Valentina I. Ryabchikova, Sergey Krivov. History of opening and mappings of the northern territories of Russia by the members of the northern detachments of the Great Northern Expedition
  31. *Zokirjon Saidboboev. The problems of the first stage of organization of cartographical works by the Russian Empire administration of Turkestan
  32. Paula Santos, Ana Cristina Roque. Geodetic field operations for cartography in Africa and the first Portuguese geodetic mission (1907-1910)
  33. Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt. George Maciunas's "Atlas of Russian History"
  34. Kira B. Shingareva, Bianna V. Krasnopevtseva. Mapping of extraterrestrial territories: the main historical stages
  35. Roman Yu. Smagin. Military topographers and their role in mapping Western Siberia in XIX and the beginning of XX century
  36. Rostislav I. Sossa. Establishment of the State Mapping Service in Ukraine in 1918
  37. Madalina-Valeria Veres. Putting Transylvania on the map: Cartography and Enlightened Absolutism in the Habsburg Monarchy
  38. Maria Jesus Vidal-Dominguez. Urban cadastral cartography and urban change in 19th century Madrid


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