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Issue #106 - Winter 2019


Elizabeth Jane Lenthall Stone: Pioneering American Woman Map Engraver, by Kitty Donnelly

Pietro Vesconte, Pioneer of Early Sea Charts, by Richard Pflederer

The 'Very First' Printed Map of the Island of St. Thomas, by Peter van der Krogt

Geodetic Surveying in the United States: The First Century, by Imre Josef Demhardt

Maps in the Service of War: The Office of Strategic Services Map Division, by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Discoveries and Confirmations about Monaco, by Rod Lyon


This regular feature, a bibliographic listing of articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the history of cartography, is compiled by Leah M. Thomas.


- Mediterranean Cartographic Stories: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- century Masterpieces from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Collection (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

- Le monde en sphères (Reviewer: Matthew Edney)


1. WMS President’s Winter 2019 Letter

2. Ristow Prize Competition 2019 – Winners Announced

3. WMS Dues Increase, January 1, 2020

4. Washington Map Society Meetings: December 2019 – May 2020

5. Exhibitions and Meetings

6. Map Site Seeing

7. Ristow Prize Competition 2020

8. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – John Huennekens; Rod Lyon; Katie Parker

9. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

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