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London Map Fair

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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 15th Jun 2024

 Free

The world's oldest and largest specialist antique map fair, with 35 leading international map dealers offering original antique maps printed between the 15th and 20th centuries.

Thousands and thousands of maps for sale under one roof.

Visitors will be able to step inside the historic Royal Geographical Society, and this year's guest speaker is the RGS's own map curator Katie Parker, who will be introducing the society's irreplaceable collection of early wall maps (Saturday: 2.30pm). These huge maps were incredibly expensive and prestigious when they were made, but they were made for display and they are far more vulnerable than maps which were kept safely hidden away in atlases. The owns maps by the leading 17th century Dutch map-makers Jodocus Hondius and Joannes Blaeu which are the only complete examples known, and Matteo Ricci's 1602 world map, printed in Chinese characters by a Jesuit missionary for the Imperial Court in Beijing - introducing western geography to China - is one of just six survivors.

There will also be talks about map collecting for beginners throughout the weekend, and artist Loraine Rutt (The Small Globe Co) will be exhibiting her beautiful hand-made pocket ceramic globes.

It's free entry, so you can turn up and just browse the maps on display.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 15th Jun 2024

 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser. Photos and images used in this listing are supplied by the organiser.

2024-06-15 2024-06-15 Europe/London London Map Fair This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers to display (and sell) their maps. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/06/15/london-map-fair-393210 Royal Geographical Society,1 Kensington Gore,,London

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Royal Geographical Society,

1 Kensington Gore,
London,
SW7 2AR

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