Writing the life and work of John Byron Plato

A black and white map of Fort Collins

Writing the life and work of John Byron Plato: serendipity, challenges, and implications

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  3 February 2022

 4.30–6pm GMT


 Free, book in advance

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About the event

John Byron Plato was a North American inventor and map publisher, who contributed to wayfinding in the early decades of the twentieth century, when the automobile and an emerging network of improved roads were opening the countryside as never before. This talk will focus on the source materials that enabled a book-length exploration of Plato’s life and work.


Mark Monmonier, Syracuse University

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The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by:

The Friends of TOSCA

The Bodleian Libraries

The School of Geography and the Environment

The Charles Close Society

Lovell Johns Ltd

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