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The Portolan

Issue #98 - Spring 2017


Orientalist Cartographies: Granada and the Alhambra by Ana del Cid Mendoza

The Olmsteds and the Development of the Permanent System of Highways for the District of Columbia by Matthew B. Gilmore

Mapping the Underground Railroad by Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Ex libris, Jean Frédéric Oberlin: The Atlas with a great pedigree by Joseph Schirò

ICHC 27 – Belo Horizonte 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 Joel Kovarsky.


-The Enigma of the Origin of Portolan Charts. A Geodetic Analysis of the Hypothesis of a Medieval Origin (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)

-Dury & Andrews’ Map of Hertfordshire – Society and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century (Reviewer: Michael Wood)


1.President’s Spring 2017 Letter

2. Washington Map Society Meetings: April – December 2017

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2017

6. Ralph Ehrenberg Retires from the Library of Congress, by Ed Redmond and Mike Buscher

7. Dr. Paulette Marie Hasier, New Chief, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress

8. The Washington Map Society Interview with Dr. Paulette Hasier, by Richard Pflederer

9. WMS Members Map Evening, January 12, 2017, by Bert Johnson

10. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – David Y. Allen, Murray Hudson, Cliff Nelson

12. Passing of Rodney Shirley

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