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Book Review Program

The Portolan has an active book review program. Books received from publishers are evaluated to ensure of their interest to the membership of the Washington Map Society.

Books should be on a topic related to cartography, especially the history of cartography, or map collecting. Once received and approved, the book is provided to a qualified reviewer, either a member of the Society or a person well-qualified on the field addressed in the book. The author provides a review for publication in The Portolan. In appreciation, the reviewer retains the book and is provided several copies of the journal in which the review appears.

To examine the list of past books reviewed, go to the Portolan Contents Index, and scroll down to “Book/CD Reviews.”

A sampling of the many Book Reviews published in The Portolan may be seen here.

Note to Publishers

Offers to provide review copies may be emailed to the Book Review Editor (Dr. Matthew Mingus) at to

Appropriate books for consideration for review should be sent directly to the Book Review Editor at the following address:

Dr. Matthew Mingus

Book Reviews Editor, The Portolan

Washington Map Society

3616 Zia Dr.

Gallup NM 87301-4540


Sample Reviews


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