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The Portolan

Issue #76 - Winter 2009


J. T. Lloyd’s Map of Virginia by Luke Vavra

A Person of Worth and Integrity: John Worlidge, West Jersey Surveyor by William C. Wooldridge

Portolan Article Sparks Research on Possibly long-lost Vietnamese Map by Harold E. Meinheit

Bressani: “Io dedico la nuova Francia… I dedicate New France… Franc. Gius. Bressano… Bologna 11th January 1657.” Analysis of a recently identified copy of Father Francesco Giuseppe Bressani’s map including dedication, authorship, place and date of printing, notes. by Louis Cardinal

ICHC 2009 in Copenhagen – An After-Action Report by Bert Johnson

2009 Meeting of the NY/Washington/Boston Map Societies in New York City by Howard Lange

2009 IMCoS Meeting in Oslo by John Docktor

Rare Book School Holds First Map Course 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.


The Imperial Map – Cartography and the Mastery of Empire (Reviewer: PJ Mode)

Courtiers and Cannibals, Angels and Amazons (Reviewer: Dorothy Raphaely)

Portolan Chart of Gabriel de Vallseca (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)

Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570–1641) – Characteristics and Development of a sample of on verso map texts (Reviewer: Fredric Shaugar)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, December 2009 – May 2010

2. President’s Winter 2009-2010 Letter, by Howard Lange

3. Ristow Prize 2009 Winners Announced

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Letters to the Editor

6. Map Site Seeing

7. Ristow Prize Competition 2010

8. Ten Key Points for Map Collectors, by Rodney Shirley

9. John Hyman’s Principles of Collecting

10. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Donald Dahmann, Charles Hall, Daniel Trachtenberg

11. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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