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Issue #102 - Fall 2018


From Survey to Settlement: Maps of the City of Richmond, Virginia, by Marianne M. McKee

The Conservation of Richard Young’s 1817 Map of Richmond, by Leslie Courtois

Empire on a Board: Navigating the British Empire through Geographical Board Games in the Nineteenth Century, by Koca Mehmet Kentel RISTOW PRIZE 2017 HONORABLE MENTION

Fragments of three multisheet Rosselli maps in Salzburg, by Peter H. Meurer

The Rare Mapa Quetzalecatzin Comes to the Library of Congress, by John Hessler


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 Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman's Chesapeake (Reviewer: Bill Wooldridge)

-The First Mapping of America: The General Survey of British North America (Reviewer: Joel Kovarsky)

-Cristoforo Buondelmonti - Description of the Aegean and Other Islands (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

-The Islands of Malta and the Order of St John: Grigory Krayevsky (Reviewer: John Docktor)

-Malta Map Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3 (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)


1. President’s Fall 2018 Letter

2. New DIGITAL Membership Option for WMS Members

3. Washington Map Society Meetings: September – December 2018

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2019

6. WMS Annual Business Meeting, April 12, 2018, by Hal Meinheit

7. WMS Annual Dinner, May 4, 2018, by Ed Redmond

8. A Visit to JC McElveen’s Grolier Exhibit, by Leigh Lockwood

9. Library of Congress G&M: Recent Acquisitions, by Bob Morris

10. America’s Two Newest Map Fairs

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Charles Burroughs, Matthew Edney, Gene Scheel

12. Map Site Seeing

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