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Issue #96 - Fall 2016


Henry B. Looker - 1890s Surveyor, Soldier and Mapmaker - Transformed Washington DC, by Chas Langelan

Mouzon’s ghost writer, or, the true Author/Compiler of the “Mouzon” map of the Carolinas, by Jay Lester

On the History of the Book... American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science, by Geoffrey Martin

Poland’s Cartographic Declaration of Independence: Eugeniusz Romer and his 1916 Atlas of Poland, by Ryan J. Moore Moore, Ryan

The Albert H. Small Map Collection, Part 3, by James M. Goode


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 Pre-Siege Maps of Malta: 2nd Century AD – 1564 (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

The Mullan Road – Carving a Passage through the Frontier Northwest, 1859-1862 (Reviewer: JC McElveen)

The Sea Chart – The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts – 2nd Edition (Reviewer: Chuck Ashman)


1. President’s Summer/Fall 2016 Letter

2. Washington Map Society Meetings: September – December 2016

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Letters to the Editor

5. Map Site Seeing

6. Ristow Prize Competition 2017

7. WMS Annual Business Meeting, April 2016, by Hal Meinheit

8. WMS Annual Dinner, May 2016, by Thomas Sander

9. The WMS Website, by Leigh Lockwood

10. Cartographic Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal – June 2016, by John Docktor

11. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

12. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Jonathan Potter, Fredric Shauger, Tom Touchton

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