[talk-ph] Map Exhibition.

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 01:29:48 BST 2012

This exhibit was already mentioned by Rally last week:

Anyway, I visited the exhibit last Saturday to attend the first
lecture and bumped into Rally too. We both saw the first lecture given
by French expat Christian Perez who has visited all 80 provinces of
the Philippines. His lecture was titled "The Mapping of Philippine
Provinces" but actually, a better title would have been "The Evolution
of Philippine Provinces as Seen Through Maps". One thing I've learned
from the lecture is that the Agusan-Davao border seems to have been
designated by the Americans to sit on the 8th latitude.

I will also be going to the second lecture later this morning. Maybe
I'll bump into some of you guys there? :)

Apart from the lectures, the exhibit itself is very interesting. If
you're at all interested in Philippine maps and/or Philippine history,
the exhibit would be a pleasure to see. I was actually amazed that an
1875 Encyclopedia Britannica map depicted the Philippines almost
perfectly, which is weird since some Spanish maps from the same period
had major inaccuracies.

And if you're interested in the Scarborough Shoal issue with China,
you can see how some maps from the 18th Century and onwards have shown
this area. One nice tidbit is that some of the earlier maps actually
depicted two separate island groups, one for "Scarborough" and another
for "Isla de Panacot"/"Baja de Masinloc". Later maps have merged these
two together as well as removed the phantom islands north and south of
them (the northern named "Bajo de Bolinao").

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:
> Exhibit at the Metropolitan museum this month. I suspect some of the members of this group might have to restrain their natural impulse to correct mapping errors. ;-)
> Jim
> -------------------------
> Three Hundred Years of Philippine Maps 1598-1898
> JUN. 27 - JUL. 31, 2012 @ Tall Galleries
> A unique exhibition of 134 original Philippine Maps dating from the Spanish colonial period to early American time. The show features maps of Petrus Kaerius, J.N. Metellus, Wytfliet, Bertius and Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde's 18th century Mapa de las Islas Filipinas.
> Lectures will be held in relation to the cartography of provinces in the Philippines and the beauty and significance of mapping in contemporary art.
> The exhibition is in celebration of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day and in partnership with Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS) and Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Exploring the world of map-making can be overwhelming.
> Join the art of cartography lecture series at the Met Museum.
> Featuring:
> JUNE 30
> The Mapping of Philippine Provinces by Christian Perez
> JULY 7
> Power, Beauty and Knowledge in Philippine Antique Maps by Leo Garcia
> JULY 14
> From Night Stars to Rocky Shoals by John Silva
> JULY 21
> Biography of Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde by Dr. Benito Legarda Jr.
> JULY 28
> Cartography in Art (Maps of the Artistic Imagination) by Florentina Colayco
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