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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
3rd International Conference on the History of Cartography
September 17-20, 1969 Brussel/Bruxelles [Brussels]
The first to be called at the time "International Conference on the History of Cartography". Held in Albert I Library in honor of death of Belgian cartographer Philippe Vander Maelen, simultaneously with 3rd International Symposium of the "Coronelli World Union of Friends of the Globe". Principal cordinators were A. de Smet, L. Wellens-De Donder, E. Campbell, C. Koeman, E. Bernleithner. Attendance was "more than 140," from 20 countries. (A full list of the participants of the double congress is in Der Globusfreund 18-20 (1969-71): 17-20.) Conference languages were English, French, Dutch, German.
There was but one broad theme, "The mapmaker's craft; technique and science of cartography till 1870."
In the Royal Albert I Library was an exhibition on the life and works of Vander Maelen (catalog: L. Wellens-De Donder, and A. de Smet, Philippe Vandermaelen 1795-1869. Catalogue de l'exposition (Bruxelles, 1969)(63pp), also in a Dutch edition); and there was an excursion to Antwerp, including a visit to the Plantijn-Moretus Museum.
There were in all 20 papers, 14 of which were read. Probaly full sets of papers were distributed as at the previous conference, although I have not seen this stated, and a 50-page booklet of abstracts was published (see Bibliotheca Cartographica, 25 (1969), no. 288). Of the papers, nine (not ten) were published full in Imago Mundi, 24 (1970) (Burmeister, Chang, Dainville, Destombes, Gilbert de Cauwer, Grenacher, Osley, Skelton, Woodward), and five more in abstract there (Bernleithner, Kirmse, Smith, Talbot, Waters). Interestingly, we learn from one of the first published reports of the conference, that, at the close of the conference the meeting place for the next had still not been decided (Grenacher, p. 25b).