Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period

Paint over Print was organized by Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar, and Larry E. Tise, East Carolina University. The conference was held in February 2015 in Philadelphia. The conference was sponsored by the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania; the Workshop in the History of Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania; and the Conservation Center for Historic Art & Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period lectures avaialable for viewing on line:

February 19:

Opening Remarks by Lynne Farrington, Larry Tise, and Chet Van Duzer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4voKZ3UcE

David Bosse, Historic Deerfield
“‘To Give a Strong and Pleasing Effect’: Hand-Coloring in Historical Context”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ussih-OJ4Y

Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar
“Colored as its Creators Intended: Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of
Ptolemy’s Geography”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq0M5WPX3Do

William C. Wooldridge, Suffolk, Virginia, author of Mapping Virginia
(UVA Press, 2012)
“Collecting Color−A View from the Trenches”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W3yiQUgiuY

Stephanie Stillo, Washington and Lee University
“Authenticity and Authorship in Early Modern Colored Maps”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb0KWw4KIcg

Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
“‘An Ocean of Rumors’: News from the Atlantic World”
https://media.sas.upenn.edu/app/public/watch.php?file_id=186525

Graham Arader, Arader Galleries, New York, NY
“Detecting Fakes and Forgeries in the Market for Hand-Colored Books,
Maps, and Prints”
https://media.sas.upenn.edu/app/public/watch.php?file_id=186526

February 20:

Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
“Theodor de Bry and Sons, Master Engravers and Printers for the
Hand-Colored Book Market” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkaIeE93UBM

Larry Tise, East Carolina University
“America’s First ‘Coloring Book’: Theodor de Bry’s 1590 edition of
Thomas Harriot’s Briefe & True Report from the New-Found Land of
Virginia”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXQqQp6CwTg

Joan Irving, Paper Conservator, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and
Library, Wilmington, Delaware
“‘Not Just for Ornament’: Transparent Liquid Colors for Maps & Plans”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjelO0i0nt0

Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania
“Hand-Colored Herbals”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DqImNj6js

Speakers’ Roundtable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5kj4Sx_TM4

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