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The Portolan

Issue #89 - Spring 2014


La Balise: A transimperial focal point, by Justin T. Dellinger 2013 RISTOW PRIZE PAPER

Species of Spaces: The Early Computer Cartography Project at the Library of Congress, by John W. Hessler

Non-realized Editions of Ptolemy’s Geography in Early German Humanism, by Peter Meurer

Commentary on the Twin Lenox and Ostrich Egg Globes, by Peter Dickson with response by Stefaan Missinne


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.


Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography (Reviewer: Julie Sweetkind-Singer)

The Horizons of Christopher Columbus – Using the Heavens to Map America (Reviewer: Chip Reynolds)

Monaco Autrefois (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

The Vesconte Maggiolo World Map of 1504 in Fano, Italy (Reviewer: Dick Pflederer)

Mapping India (Reviewer: Stephen R. Fox)


1. President’s Spring 2014 Letter, by J.C. McElveen

2. Washington Map Society Meetings, April – September 2014

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Letters to the Editor

5. Map Site Seeing

6. Ristow Prize Competition 2014

7. 35TH Anniversary of the Washington Map Society – The Beginning – A Look Back, by Bill Stanley

8. A Trip to the Portolan Atlases in the Morgan Collection, NYC, by Leigh Lockwood

9. Seoul and Maps - 2014 IMCoS Symposium, by Sanghoon JANG

10. California as an Island collection now at Stanford, by Julie Sweetkind-Springer

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Albert H. Small

12. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

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