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Virtual Lecture - Augustine Herrman's Remarkable Map of the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Tucked inside a now almost-forgotten set of maps once owned by famous London diarist Samuel Pepys is one of the most extraordinary maps of colonial English America. Created by a colonial merchant, planter, and diplomat named Augustine Herrman and commissioned by Lord Baltimore, Virginia and Maryland as it is Planted and Inhabited (1673) pictures the Mid-Atlantic in breathtaking detail, capturing its waterways, coastlines, and communities.VL-Map-1 This talk presented by Dr. Christian J. Koot uncovers the story of this map by tracing its Atlantic journey and explaining what it reveals about colonial Maryland.

Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Fifer at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

VL-Dr-KootAbout Our Presenter: Christian J. Koot received his PhD from the University of Delaware and now teaches at Towson University in Maryland where he is a Professor of History and the Chair of the History Department. He is the author of numerous articles and two books, Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713 (NYU Press, 2011) and A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake (New York University Press) which was published in January 2018.


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