HistoryMiami presents the 22nd Annual Miami International Map Fair 2/7/15 – 2/8/15

HistoryMiami presents the 22nd Annual Miami International Map Fair
Sat., Feb. 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 8, 12 – 5 p.m.
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101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Admission: $20 for adults, $15 for HistoryMiami members, $10 for university students with ID
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Free parking: Miami-Dade County Cultural Center Parking Garage, 50 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, FL

The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, returns to HistoryMiami. The 22nd Annual Miami International Map Fair will feature over 40 national and international antiquarian map dealers from all over the world, exhibiting over thousands of rare, authentic antique maps within the museum’s exhibition galleries.

For $20 daily admission fee, visitors will be able to see beautiful, historically significant maps from the 19th century to the 21st century, all available for examination and purchase. Throughout the weekend, map dealers will also offer expert opinions to visitors. The fair also features a series of guest lecturers including: Jacqueline V. Nolan, cartographer and GIS specialist with the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Richard H. Brown, map collector and vice chairman of the Norman Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, and William B. Ginsberg, collectors, scholar and author of various books in Nordic history.

“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,” Ramiro Ortiz, President/Chief Executive Officer for HistoryMiami. “This event is perfect for anyone interested in history, someone wanting to learn where their family originated, or indulging in travel fantasies!”

Among the maps available at the Map Fair, highlights will include the Reynold’s political map of the United States designed to exhibit the comparative area of the free and slave states (ca. 1856), one of the most beautiful Age of Discovery maps of any part of the world, Theodore de Bry’s highly decorative and magnificently engraved map of the West Indies, Florida and northern South America, Occidentalis Americae Partis, and the famous “Peutinger Table,” or Roman road map of the world, from the Parergon by Abraham Ortelius (1624).

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