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Title: James Monteith: Cartographer, Educator, and Master of the Margins
Speaker: Andrew J. Rhodes, member of Washington Map Society Board of Directors and author of an article on Monteith in the latest issue of Cartographic Perspectives
James Monteith (1831–1890) was a leading figure in American geography education in the late nineteenth century, but his career has been largely forgotten and his contribution to cartography has been underappreciated. His geography volumes included unique illustrations to help the reader visualize terrain on a continental scale and place individual maps in a global context. Monteith's maps were surrounded with remarkable symbology and amplifying data that ought perhaps to earn him the title “master of the margins.”
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