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Map of the Month

The JCB’s cartographic collections contain a significant number of manuscript maps, which often tell a very different story about place-making in the early Americas than those maps that entered into the circuit of print. One such manuscript is a large, beautifully colored chart made in...

Map of the Month

The JCB recently acquired this beautifully colored and extremely rare 1779 map of the coastal and inland regions of what is today Senegal. Specifically, the map depicts the courses of the Senegal and Gambia Rivers, and it is overflowing with cartographic and narrative details that...

At its February meeting in Los Angeles, the Board of Governors of the John Carter Brown Library voted unanimously to award the 2020 JCB Medal to María Isabel Grañén Porrúa, in recognition of her extraordinary scholarship, leadership of cultural institutions supporting archives and libraries, and role...

The JCB was thrilled to receive news last week that it had been selected among a competitive peer group to receive three years of long-term fellowship support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). For the past several decades, this fellowship program out of Washington...

Map of the Month

The Renaissance cartographic genre of isolarii is one that appeals to every map lover. These Florentine and Venetian island books combined textual geography, ethnography, history and travel narrative with the cartographic depiction of islands. The islands treated by this genre were most often those of...