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Issue #90 - Fall 2014


Ortelius’ Merchandise: His Atlases Then and Now, by Marcel van den Broecke

Mapping of the Ruhr Uprising, by Ryan Moore

Comments on the Hunt-Lenox and ostrich egg globes, by Gregory McIntosh


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 Map Thief (Reviewer: Jeremy Pool)

The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History (Reviewer: David Buisseret)

London - The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689 (Reviewer: Hal Meinheit)

Marginalia in cARTography (Reviewer: Leah Thomas)

Reading Imperial Cartography: Ming-Qing Historical Maps in the Library of Congress (Reviewer: Hal Meinheit)

The Charting of Maltese Waters – A Historical Account (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Food: an Atlas (Reviewer: Gene Scheel)

From L’Enfant to the Senate Park Commission: Mapping the Nation’s Capital from 1791 to 1902 (Reviewer: Dennis Gurtz)

Abel Buell, of Connecticut, Prints America’s First Map of the United States, 1784 (Reviewer: Bob Holland)


1. President’s Fall 2014 Letter, by Ted Callaway

2. Washington Map Society Meetings: September – December 2014

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2015

6. A Visit to Map Treasures at the Folger Shakespeare Library, by Leigh Lockwood

7. WMS Members Map Evening, February 2014, by Bert Johnson

8. WMS Annual Business Meeting, April 2014, by Hal Meinheit

9. WMS Annual Dinner, May 2014

10. 35th Anniversary - Washington Map Society – Part II - The Middle Years, by Bill Stanley

11. Richard B. Arkway 1927-2014

12. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Ted Callaway, Eliane and John Dotson, Ed Redmond

13. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

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