The Brussels Map Circle publishes the magazine Maps in History three times per year. Issues are mailed to members in print and made available online 12 months after publication at the magazine’s website.
The magazine contains fixed sections and a variable number of articles. The fixed sections are book reviews, news and, since some time ago, an interview with someone who explains “How I got into cartography”.
The latest issue, September 2016, includes three noteworthy articles: a concise account of the recent workshop on the origin of portolans, which was attended by six members of the Circle; a research article on a Dutch map of Cape of Good Hope, and finally a report of a study trip to Rome organized by members of the Circle around the topic of Lafreri atlases (also known as IATO atlases). I envy my colleagues who had the privilege of visiting numerous Italian cartographic treasures and listening to talks by world-class specialists.
The complete table of contents follows below.
- IATO ATLASES Symposium. 4 – 7 May 2016 Academia Belgica, Rome
Looks at books
- Hautes-Fagnes. Cartographie ancienne. Enseignements des cartes anciennes pour servir l’histoire du haut plateau fagnard et retracer l’évolution de ses paysages (Christiane De Craecker-Dussart)
- Mapping the Roads – Building Modern Britain (Nicola Boothby)
- Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Life · Work · Sources and Friends (Jan De Graeve)
- The Pre-Siege Maps of Malta, Second Century AD – 1564 (Wulf Bodenstein)
History and Cartography
- First International Workshop On the origin and evolution of portolan charts (Jean-Louis Renteux)
- Seller’s ‘Draught of Cape Bona Esperanca’: deliberate Dutch disinformation? (Roger Stewart)
How I Got Into Cartography
- Interview with Nick Millea (Nicola Boothby)