Collecting Maps - an uncharted journey

Collecting Maps - an uncharted journey

Presented by Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM. Robert  has been an avid map collector for over 40 years, from $20 tourist maps to rare charts of exploration. Each map in his collection has a story attached - whether it be the first selection he bought in London or the Matthew Flinders atlas he bought in 1978. 

A sketched map titled "Birds eye view of the Port of Sydney".
Wednesday
30 October 2019 6pm to 7pm

Price

General Admission: Free
State Library Friends Members: Free

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Presented by Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM

Robert Clancy has been an avid map collector for over 40 years, from $20 tourist maps to rare charts of exploration. Each map in his collection has a story attached - whether it be the first selection he bought in London or the Matthew Flinders atlas he bought in 1978. A particularly enjoyable part of the uncharted journey as a collector is the special relationships developed with other collectors and dealers, many of whom Robert considers as friends.

Join Robert as he discusses his collecting journal!

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM has had a distinguished career as a clinical immunologist, however alongside his professional medical interests, he has long been involved in historical research, particularly in the areas of medical history and cartographic history. Professor Clancy has been awarded an AM for service to cartography as a collector of early maps of Australia, and to the field of immunology. He has written five books on the mapping of Australia and Antarctica (The Mapping of Terra Australis and So Came They South), has served as the International Secretary of IMCoS (International Map Collectors Society), curated several History of Cartography exhibitions and organised international conferences and seminars on the history of antique maps.

 

 

 


More events that may be of interest to you