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The Portolan

Issue #84 - Fall 2012


Captain Cupet and the King of Fire – Mapping and Minorities in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, by Harold Meinheit

Hugh, Earl Percy Remakes his Map of New England, by Matthew Edney


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.


Maps in Books of Russia and Poland Published in the Netherlands to 1800 (Reviewer: Leonid Chekin)

Costa e arcipelago toscano nel Kitab i Bahriye di Piri Reis (Reviewer: Dick Pflederer)

Traveling from New Spain to Mexico: Mapping Practices of Nineteenth-Century Mexico (Reviewer: David Y. Allen)

Graphische Zeichen auf mittelalterlichen Portolankarten-Ursprunge, Produktion und Rezeption bis 1440 (Reviewer: Dick Pflederer)

Early American Cartographies (Reviewer: Rand Burnette)

Mapping Greece, 1420–1800: A History – Maps in the Margarita Samourkas Collection (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Challenged Territories – Cartographies of Greece and the Levant during the Ottoman Era (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Geography in America’s Schools, Libraries, and Homes (Reviewer: Julie McDougall)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, September 2012 – January 2013

2. President’s Fall 2012 Letter, by J.C. McElveen

3. WMS Annual Business Meeting 2012, by Hal Meinheit

4. WMS Annual Dinner 2012, by J.C. McElveen

5. WMS 2012 Field Trips to the Albert Small Collection, by J.C. McElveen

6. Ushapia Exhibit at the Osher Map Library, by John Fondersmith

7. History of the Miami International Map Fair, by Joseph Fitzgerald

8. Exhibitions and Meetings

9. Map Site Seeing

10. Ristow Prize Competition 2013

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Lauren Beck, Kemp Dolliver, Nick Kanas

12. Corrections to Portolan issue 83

13. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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