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Issue #87 - Fall 2013


A Newly Discovered Early Sixteenth-Century Globe Engraved on an Ostrich Egg: The Earliest Surviving Globe Showing the New World, by Stefaan Missinne

Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem, by Carol Delaney

Mapping Real and Imaginary Worlds: Graphic Design in the Pursuit of Learning, by Claudia Carlson

The Pierre levée at Poitiers: A dolmen with graffiti by cartographers and draughtsmen, by Peter van Der Krogt


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 World at Their Fingertips: Eighteenth-Century British Two-Sheet Double- Hemisphere World Maps (Reviewer: Dennis Reinhartz)

Sea Charts of Norway 1585-1812 (Reviewer: Bill Stanley)

Viking America (Reviewer: Birgitta Wallace)

A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox: Johannes Schoner and the Revolution of Modern Science, 1475-1550 (Reviewer: Gregory McIntosh)

The Brocktorff Mapmakers (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, September - December 2013

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

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. In Memorium – Hirsch, Highbarger, Morrison

6. Ristow Prize Competition 2014

7. WMS Annual Business Meeting, April 2013, by Hal Meinheit

8. WMS Annual Dinner, May 2013, by Tom Sander

9. New Conference Series in Athens, by Bert Johnson

10. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Leigh Lockwood, Barry Ruderman, Luke Vavra

11. Letter to the Editor

12. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

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