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Presentation of forthcoming International Conference on the History of Cartography, Helsinki, 30th June - 5th July, 2013. More information

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  2. 2. 25th ICHC 2013 Helsinki, Finland<br />The FourElements – the Essentials of the History of Cartography<br />As the main theme, Earth, Air, Fire and Watersymbolise the essential elements in the history of cartography and the importance of cartography in the representation of nature and our understanding of the world<br />
  3. 3. Themes<br />Earth<br />Urbanmapping<br />Land surveying and land survey maps<br />National mapping and national atlases<br />Maps for travel, traffic, and communication networks<br />Grids, coordinates, and projections<br />Air<br />Theoretical and conceptual approaches to the histories of mapmaking<br />Thematic mapping, map symbols and representation<br />Toponymy<br />Aestheticsin cartography<br />Celestialmapping<br />Fire<br />War maps and fortresses<br />Religionin cartography<br />Mythical and imaginary places in maps<br />Map collecting and prominent collections<br />Marketing, distribution and use of maps<br />Water<br />Mappingof inlandwaters<br />Coastal maps and charts<br />Mapping of seas and oceans<br />World maps and atlases<br />Any other aspects of the history of cartography<br />
  4. 4. Location<br />Marina Congress Centre<br />
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  6. 6. Exhibitions<br />
  7. 7. Lafreri, Antonio Carta marinaRoma 1572 <br />
  8. 8. Ptolemaios, Klaudios<br />Mappamundi<br />15th century<br />
  9. 9. Dunér, N. & Nordenskiöld, A.E.<br />Karta öfverSpetsbergen. Stockholm 1865<br />
  10. 10. Ortelius, Abraham <br />Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae… <br />Amsterdam 1579<br />
  11. 11. Janssonius, Joannes<br />InsulaeMelitaeVulgòMalté Amsterdam 1657 <br />
  12. 12. Doncker, Hendrik<br />Pascaart van de Oostzee. Amsterdam 1666<br />
  13. 13. Ioannes Paulus CimerlinusVeronensis<br />CosmographiauniuersalisabOrontioolimdescripta1566<br />
  14. 14. Blaeu, Joan Magnus ducatusFinlandiaeAmsterdam, 1662 <br />
  15. 15. Exhibitions general view<br />Fire and Air: National Museum –exhibitionfeaturingA.E.Nordenskiöld and collectionsfrom National Library and Nurminen foundation<br />Earth: National Archives and National LandSurvey<br />Water: Nurminen foundation<br />
  16. 16. National Museum<br />
  17. 17. National Archives<br />
  18. 18. Post conferencetour 6th July(freeincludedin the programme)<br />Visit to one of the points of The Struve Geodetic Arc, which is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km.<br />These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian<br />
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  20. 20. StruveArch, Korpilahti<br />
  21. 21. FrediksonMapCollection, Jyväskylä<br />
  22. 22. Otherprogramme<br />Visit to Nordenskiöld home (near Helsinki) for accompanying persons and other interested<br />Post conference tour 2 continues from Jyväskylä to Savonlinnaand Lappeenranta, possibility to visit a private map collection <br />
  23. 23. Nordenskiöld home, Alikartano Manor<br />
  24. 24. SavonlinnaOperaFestival<br />
  25. 25. Saimaa lake area4380 km2<br />
  26. 26. Finland somefacts<br />Population 5.4 million<br />Languages Finnish (91%),Swedish(5.4%),Sámi 1700 people<br />Part of Sweden for 600 years, 1809-1917 a grand duchy in the Russian empire 108 years, independent 1917-<br />Currency Euro<br />Weather cold winters (extreme coldest day -41.3 in Kuhmo 2010), fairly warm summers (warmest day in Joensuu 37.2 2010)<br />Greatest length from north to south 1160 km, greatest width from east to west 540 km<br />The fifth-largest country in Western Europe<br />187 888 lakes <br />Highest point near border of Norway 1323.6 m<br />
  27. 27. Welcome to Finland in 2013 (<br />