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Mapping the Amazon at the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 PM
Title: Mapping the Amazon at the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century: The Contribution of the Franciscan Order
Speaker: Carme Montaner
Location: Ruggles Hall, The Newberry

Carmé Montaner’s talk will address the first detailed maps of the hydrographic network of the Amazon River made by the Franciscans of the Ocopa College in Peru. Dr. Montaner will also discuss the implementation of the hydrographic network in the general maps of South America that were published at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation on a cartographic subject of interest to our membership. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door.