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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
5th International Conference on the History of Cartography
September 13-17, 1973 Warszawa (Jadwisin) (Warsaw)
Held in honor of 500th anniversary of day of birth of Copernicus, "some 20 miles north of Warsaw in a pleasant lake-side setting where the Dom Pracy Tworczej combined all the necessary facilities in one building." (Fletcher). Main coordinators were J. Babicz, H. Ostromecka, K. Buczek, E. Campbell, C. Koeman, A. Smet, E. Pognon, F. Grenacher. Attendance figures vary from 75 from 18 countries to 100 from 20 countries. Conference languages were English, French, German, Russian,
The theme was the effect of Copernicus's ideas on post-16th century cartography, but papers actually varied widely over European cartography of the last 500 years.
A combined catalog of exhibitions was printed (22pp)) (cited in Varep, p. 262).
- on maps of Poland, 15th-20th centuries, at the Biblioteca Narodowa in Warsaw;
- on the literature of the history of Polish cartography;
- on Buczek's Monumenta Poloniae Cartographica, mostly destroyed during early days of World War II;
- on the life and works of Copernicus (in Cracow).
There was also an excursion to Cracow, including a visit to the Jagiellonian University.
There were 44 papers (A fair number, however, were not read, since some registrants were unable to attend.), with texts made available in alternate languages, and a folder of abstracts was distributed (56pp) (Bibliographia Cartographica, 1 (1974), no. 619, where the notation "20 p." is unclear to me, and Varep, p. 262). Although it had been planned that some would be published in Imago Mundi, due to complications involving obtaining or transporting reproductions, none were there published (Imago Mundi, 27 (1975), p. 6).