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Issue #78 - Fall 2010


From Contracts to Copperplates: The Making of the 1827 State Map of Virginia, the Corrections in 1859, and the Copperplate Printing Project of 2004 by Marianne McKee

The City Plan as Work of Art: Intended and Unintended Meanings in Pierre Charles L'Enfant's 1791 Manuscript Plan of Washington, D.C. by Scott Berg

Mapping and Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg Campaign by Earl McElfresh


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 and Mapping of Norway, 1602-1855 (Reviewer: Barbara McCorkle)

Covens & Mortier. A Map Publishing House in Amsterdam 1685-1866 (Reviewer: Alice Hudson)

History of Cartography; Enlarged Second Edition (Bagrow) (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Kleiner Atlas Amerikanischer √úberempfindlichkeiten (Reviewer: Imre Demhardt)

Catalogo de cartographia, .. la Sociedad Bilbaina (Reviewer: Juan Ceva)

Formatting Europe – Mapping a Continent (Reviewer: Thomas Sander)

Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800 (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, September 2010 – April 2011

2. President’s Fall 2010 Letter, by Dennis Gurtz

3. Patricia Ann Vavra (1931 – 2010)

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Map Site Seeing

6. Ristow Prize Competition 2011

7. WMS Business Meeting, March 2010, by Steve Vogel

8. WMS Members Map Evening, March 2010, by Thomas Sander

9. WMS at the AAG, April 2010, by Thomas Sander

10. WMS Annual Dinner, May 2010, by Thomas Sander

11. The Malta Map Society, by Rod Lyon and Thomas Sander

12. Library of Virginia Online Map Collections, by Cassandra Farrell

13. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – John F.C. Glenn, Fay Huidekoper-Cope, Ira S. Lourie 14. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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