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Konrad Türst: De situ confoederatorum descriptio [1495/97] ICHC2007 22nd International Conference on the History of Cartography, Berne, July 8-13, 2007 22. Internationale Konferenz zur Geschichte der Kartographie, Bern, 8.-13. Juli 2007 22e Congrès International de l'Histoire de la Cartographie, Berne, 8-13 juillet 2007 Logo ICHC2007

1   Introduction 
  
2   Contact Information  
  
3   Academic Programme 
  
4   Presentations 
  
5   Registration 
  
6   Meals and Special Events 
  
7   Accompanying Persons 
  
8   General Tourist Information 
  
9   Schedule and Conference Programme 
  
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Organizing Committee 
  
Participating Institutions 
  
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6.3  Exhibitions
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 18:30-20:30
 
Burgerbibliothek Bern and Zentralbibliothek der Universitätsbibliothek Bern
Münstergasse 61-63, Bern
 
Cartography over the last 1200 years:
treasures of the Burghers' Library of Berne and the University Library of Berne
 
Burgerbibliothek Bern
 
Thanks to the collector's interests the Huguenot scholar Jacques Bongars (1554-1612) had, the Burgerbibliothek Bern (Burgher's Library of Berne) can show ancient Roman and Carolingian texts on geography (Macrobius, Martianus Capella, Isidore, Bede the Venerable). In the holdings of about 650 medieval manuscripts there are 200 codices dating from before the year 1000. Later medieval codices transmitted Arabian knowledge and techniques (astrolabe from about the year 1000, compass from the 12th/13th century) and translations from antique Greek science to the early universities of Europe, where scholastic philosophy flourished. Acquired during the crusades by Europe, geographic knowledge is also represented by a dozen, mostly French, manuscripts from the 12th to 14th centuries, four of them with miniatures.
 
Responsible: Martin Germann
 
Zentralbibliothek der Universitätsbibliothek Bern
 
The Universitätsbibliothek Bern (University Library of Berne) dates back to 1528. Its central library (the former Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Bern) houses one of the largest inventories of historical books of Switzerland as well as valuable maps and plans. A significant part of the maps dating back to the Renaissance are stored here since the collection covers the rebirth of cartography to the digital age. Books and tomes from clerical and monasterical institutions, dissolved by the Reformation, as well as from numerous private collections form the score of the library. Cartography from the 16th to the early 19th century is especially well represented, thanks to the Ryhiner Collection. It was compiled by the Bernese statesman Johann Friedrich von Ryhiner (1732-1803) and was donated to the library of Berne in 1867. It is considered to be one of the most valuable map collections in the world. Further valuable items are shown from the Collection Rossica Europeana, which was built up by Peter Sager (1925-2006) and was donated to the Schweizerische Osteuropabibliothek in 2005.
 
Responsible: Thomas Klöti
 

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