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Andrew J. Rhodes: “James Monteith: Cartographer, Educator, and Master of the Margins"

  • Thursday, September 09, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

Sponsored in partnership with the Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies

Location: Zoom

Time:  7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT

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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