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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
19th International Conference on the History of Cartography
XIX Congresso Internacional de Historia de la Cartografía
July 1-6, 2001 Madrid
Held in the Biblioteca Nacional de España and in the Monastery of El Escorial. Principal coordinators were Carmen Liter, Luisa Martin-Merás, Francisca Sanchis and Carmen Caro. Attendance was ... and conference languages were English, French and Spanish.
The thematic sections were "Maps and Landscape", "Colonial Cartography", "Mapping: Theory and Motifs", "Cartographic Methods", "Culture, Politics and Maps", "Indigenous Mapping of New Spain", "Military Maps", "Mapping of Eastern Europe", "Renaissance Cartography", "Mapping Spain", "Maritime Maps", and "Map Publishing".
There were three exhibitions:
- "Treasures of Spanish Cartography" at the Biblioteca Nacional, (catalog: Carmen Líter Mayayo et al. (ed.), Tesoros de la Cartografía Española, Madrid 2001).
- "Geographical books in the Universidad Complutense from antiquity to the 18th century" at the Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecillas, Universidad Complutense (catalog: Carmen Crespo Tobarra, Libros de Geografía en la Universidad Complutense desde la Antigüedad hasta el siglo XVIII, Madrid 2001),
- "Madrid seen through its maps: 1622-2001" at the Casa de la Panaderia in the Plaza Mayor.
Excursions included a tour of the Monastery of El Escorial, with a special exhibit of treasures in the library, and a post conference day trip to Toledo.
In the library of the Monastery of El Escorial.