Maps of the White Mountains: 1642 to 1990

Adam Apt will survey the history of maps of the White Mountains, from the first one, in 1642, up to the end of the era of purely ground-based surveys. With many illustrations, he will cover the tremendous variety of maps of the region, and also show the connections between maps of the White Mountains and developments in cartography in the United States at large and also in Europe.


Adam Apt, a native of Belmont, Massachusetts, lives in Cambridge, Mass., where he is the proprietor of Peabody River Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor. He holds a BA in astronomy from Amherst College, a doctorate in the history of science from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is past president of the Boston Economic Club, treasurer of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, past treasurer of the History of Science Society, and past secretary of the Boston Map Society.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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