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

David Bosse, Historic Deerfield
“‘To Give a Strong and Pleasing Effect’: Hand-Coloring in Historical Context”

Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar
“Colored as its Creators Intended: Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of
Ptolemy’s Geography”

William C. Wooldridge, Suffolk, Virginia, author of Mapping Virginia
(UVA Press, 2012)
“Collecting Color−A View from the Trenches”

Stephanie Stillo, Washington and Lee University
“Authenticity and Authorship in Early Modern Colored Maps”

Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
“‘An Ocean of Rumors’: News from the Atlantic World”

Graham Arader, Arader Galleries, New York, NY
“Detecting Fakes and Forgeries in the Market for Hand-Colored Books,
Maps, and Prints”

February 20:

Michiel van Groesen, University of Amsterdam
“Theodor de Bry and Sons, Master Engravers and Printers for the
Hand-Colored Book Market”

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

Joan Irving, Paper Conservator, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and
Library, Wilmington, Delaware
“‘Not Just for Ornament’: Transparent Liquid Colors for Maps & Plans”

Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania
“Hand-Colored Herbals”

Speakers’ Roundtable

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