How to look at Early Maps

Sunday, November 7th,  2pm
Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery
Lecture by Robert Augustyn,  Antique Map Dealer
Suggested Donation: $5

How To Look at Early Maps
Robert Augustyn
We’ll peer behind the sea monsters, fine sailing ships, and lush calligraphy that ornament early maps to try to decode the various sub texts, occasional misinformation, geographic warfare, and various agendas that can lurk within these pretty and colorful works.  Robert Augustyn has lived in Westport for 14 years with his wife, Katie, and son, Will.  He has been dealing in antique maps for over 30 years, and for the past 19 years, has been a partner of Martayan, Lan, Augustyn Inc., one of the world’s leading dealers of antique maps and rare books.  The firm’s gallery in Midtown Manhattan is considered one of the premier display spaces for antique maps.  Mr. Augustyn is co-author of the award-winning Manhattan in Maps, now in its fourth printing.  He has also written numerous articles as well over 60 well-annotated catalogues of antique maps that set the standard in the industry.