The Rocky Mountain
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2008
Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair
-- Denver Central Library on Friday and Saturday, September 19th & 20th. --
Denver -- On Friday and Saturday, September 19th & 20th, 2008,
the Rocky Mountain Map Society will host the Eighth Annual Rocky
Mountain Antique Map Fair at the Denver Central Library, located at 13th
Ave and Broadway. On Friday the Fair is open to the public from 5 PM -
8 PM, and on Saturday from 9 AM - 4 PM. There is a $5 admission fee.
Antique maps combine art, history, and mystery joined wonderfully
together. See thousands of maps from the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and
20th centuries for sale. Some are very rare. All have stories to tell.
Prices range from $10 to over $30,000. See history graphically. Find
where your family originated. Indulge your travel fantasies. See
California as an island! Collect a piece of history.
The Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair has an international appeal with a
local flavor. We strive for diversity among our dealers, and we plan to
have a wide variety of cartographic treasures available. More than 15
dealers from the United States and Europe are expected at this year's
Fair. Complimentary expert opinions will be offered to help assess the
value of maps brought by the public to the fair.
A unique thirty two inch diameter OmniGlobe«, will be on display.
The OmniGlobe«, invented and manufactured by ARC Science of Loveland
Colorado, is the first true 360║ spherical 1080p full-motion digital
screen display Combining high performance digital projectors with ARC’s
proprietary optics, the system is surprisingly simple and visually
enthralling. It can display digital images as varied as dynamic global
weather patterns, seismic activity, a planet, or even digitized antique
In conjunction with the Map Fair, Tom Overton will present a free
lecture, “The Changing Face of Colorado: County Boundaries from
Statehood to the 20th Century” at 1 PM Saturday, September 20th in the
Gates Room of the Denver Central Library. Using original maps, he will
address the development of the counties in Colorado. The seventeen
original counties have been re-defined, re-named, and sub-divided into
the present sixty four. Original maps will be available for viewing.
The Map Fair is hosted in partnership with the Denver Public Library,
home to an outstanding collection of western maps, and the Rocky
Mountain Map Society. Visit the Society's Web site at www.RMmaps.org for
a list of dealers, photographs of past map fairs and more information
about this year’s Map Fair.
Visit www.arcscience.com for more information about ARC Science.
Please contact Myron West (firstname.lastname@example.org 307-631-8599) for additional information about the Map Fair.