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The elegant woodcut illustration by chapter member, Chris Manson,
for the “print your own keepsake” celebrating our annual Wayzgoose | see story


Library of Congress Map Division Talk and Tour
Wednesday, February 8th, 3:00 pm

Ed Redmond of the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division will be speaking on the Abel Buell map which is in a gallery just off the Great Hall of the Jefferson Building. Mr. Redmond will talk about the map and then take us back to the Geography & Map Division reading room to see examples of map printing technology and maps printed using the various techniques.

Per the Library of Congress exhibit web site “Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies.”

Attendees should gather at the Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood” exhibit. Reserving a place is not required, but we would appreciate having a sense of how many are coming.

Please email Chris Sweterlitsch if you plan to attend.

Iron handpress for sale
by Greg Robison

Greg Robison, a member of the APHA / Chesapeake Chapter is interested in selling his iron handpress

Press details:
A.B. Taylor iron hand press
Platen: 19″ x 25″
Bed: 22.5″ x 29.75″

Asking price: $5,000 FOB Bethesda (i.e., I will help you load it into your truck or onto your trailer)

Includes a Chase (ID): 19.5″ x 23.5″, tympan, frisket & all operational parts.

The press was manufactured in NYC before 1865 (when company is known to have moved to Chicago and castings changed to “A.B. Taylor & Son”).  A.B. Taylors are relatively rare.  History of press is documented from mid-1880s, when it was owned by I.P. Kieffer and used to published an 8pp German-language Democratic weekly in Remson, Iowa (“Die Glocke”) for the Luxembourger community there.

Greg is principally interested in selling the press but will include in the price other accoutrements as may be necessary to complement destination shop (quoins, furniture & rack, imposing stone on small cabinet, a same-period 16 in. Challenge paper cutter, samples of printing from the press, some printable curiosities, etc.). Photos of most of the major additional pieces are available on request.

Greg can be contacted directly about this equipment at