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Issue #88 - Winter 2013


Trouble in Mapland: The Absconder, the Debtor, and the Affabulateur (Frederick Bossler, Samuel Lewis, and John Francis Renault), by William Wooldridge and Marianne McKee

The Holocaust in Contemporary Maps, by Harrie Teunissen

Erased from Maps: A Cartographic History of the Margaret’s Islands, by Scott Kramer ICHC 2013 in Helsinki – An After-Action Report, by Bert Johnson Remembrance – Richard W. Stephenson, by Ralph Ehrenberg


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.


Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome (The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography) (Reviewer: John W. Hessler)

A History of the World in Twelve Maps (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)

Envisioning The World - First Printed Maps, 1472 – 1700 (Reviewer: William A. Stanley)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, January – May 2014

2. President’s Winter 2013 Letter, by J.C. McElveen

3. 2013 Ristow Prize Winners Announced

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Map Site Seeing

6. Passing of Gary North

7. Ristow Prize Competition 2014

8. Library of Congress Exhibits Rare Abel Buell Map of US from 1784, by Tom Sander

9. Map Conference October 11-12, 2013 at Winterthur, by John Docktor

10. Letters to the Editor

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Frederik Muller, Josef Ruth, Elizabeth Welles

12. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

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