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Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

2016 - 2017  Programme


Tuesday 22 November 2016


Megan Barford

(National Maritime Museum)

Ink, Paper, Brass and Glass: Marine Charts and Charting in the Nineteenth Century

Tuesday 21 February 2017


David Helliwell

(Bodleian Library)

From curiosity to treasure: Mr Selden's map of China

Tuesday 2 May 2017 


Dr Bob Silvester

(Formerly Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) 

Changing trends in mapping estates in the Welsh border counties during the eighteenth century​ 

All are welcome

Refreshments will be available after each seminar

The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge

Location and Time


Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP

Map showing location of Emmanuel College

Ask at the Porters' Lodge (indicated by a bowler hat on the map link above) for directions to the Old Library or Gardner Room (for venue see above).

There is no need to book in advance.



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Previous Seminars

For a complete list of Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography since 2006 click here

Opening hours






Closed *

* Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Munby Rare Books Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


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