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Issue #80 - Spring 2011


From Terra Australis Incognita to Whales and Shipping Routes: Cartographic Representations of the South Pacific, 1760–1860 by Megan Barford 2010 Risrow Prize Winner

Searching for Early Maps: Use of Online Library Catalogs by Joel Kovarsky

Visualizing Early Washington DC by Dan Bailey and Lindsay Schroader

How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein

WMS/NYMS Field Trip to Map Exhibit in Princeton NJ by Nancy Goddin Miller and Michael Miller

ICHC 24 – Moscow Update by Bert Johnson


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.


Special Maps of Persia, 1477–1925 (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Sailing for the East – History and catalogue of manuscript charts on vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) 1602–1799 (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)

Eye of the Explorer – Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey, 1853–54 (Reviewer: Alf Jordan)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, April – October 2011

2. Vice President’s Spring 2011 Letter, by J. C. McElveen

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Letters to the Editor

6. Ristow Prize Competition 2011

7. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Judith Jones, Jacob (Jim) Rems, Myron West

8. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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