Cartographers following the trail back to Miami map fair

The longest-running map fair in the world, the Miami International Map Fair, will feature displays and dealers with maps, lithographs and land plans, and will offer lectures about cartography, Feb. 6-8.
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MIAMI – The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, returns to HistoryMiami, which is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, from February 6-8, 2015. Visitors are invited to peruse and purchase antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world and discover the history and future trends of cartography.

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“HistoryMiami is proud to host one of the largest and enduring map fairs in the world, highlighting an ever-growing admiration for international and rare maps,” said Ramiro Ortiz, President/Chief Executive Officer for HistoryMiami. “Each year, the Map Fair showcases maps, lithographs and land plans that depict the world in a unique way, and gives collectors and map enthusiasts the opportunity to come together and peruse the items that are available at the fair.”

Held annually during the first weekend in February, the Miami International Map Fair provides both the serious collector and casual buyer with a weekend to browse antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world, as well as provide expert opinions and attend a series of special topical lectures. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in a map from their own collections for an expert opinion.

The 2015 lecturers include Jacqueline V. Nolan, Richard H. Brown and William B. Ginsberg, in addition to interactive GIS presentations throughout the weekend.

Daily admission to the Map Fair is $20 for adults and children, $15 for HistoryMiami members and $10 for university students with ID. To register, call 305-375-1618 or email mapfair@historymiami.org, or visit www.historymiami.org to learn more details.

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