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The Portolan

Issue #104 - Spring 2019


Jacopo de' Barbari and the Limits of Knowledge, by Rheagan Eric Martin  Winning Article Ristow Prize 2018

The Lost Early Maps of Georgetown, by Chas Langelan

Brands and Nineteenth Century Antique Miniature Atlases, by Roger Stewart

Louis Max Nell – Colorado MapMaker, by Wesley Brown

ICHC28 – Amsterdam Update, by Bert Johnson


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.


- A History of America in 100 Maps (Reviewer: JC McElveen)

- Christianity Beyond Christendom: The Global Christian Experience on Medieval Mappaemundi and Early Modern World Maps (Reviewer: Marguerite Ragnow)

- The Da Vinci Globe (Reviewer: Bob Karrow)

- Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe (Reviewer: Wes Reisser)


1. WMS President’s Spring 2019 Letter

2. The Portolan Needs You

3. Washington Map Society Meetings: March – May 2019

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2019

6. Library of Congress G&M: Recent Acquisition, by Ed Redmond

7. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Dennis Gurtz, Duncan MacRae Payne, Roger Stewart

8. Map Site Seeing

9. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

10. Rodney Shirley’s Ten Key Points for Map Collectors

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