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The Portolan

Issue #74 - Spring 2009


Mapping Identity: Defining Community in the Culhuacán Map of the Relaciones Geográficas by Diantha Steinhilper Winner 2008 Ristow Prize Competition

Cartography at The Margins: Johannes Schöner’s Annotations in the 1482 Ulm Edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia by John Hessler

The Antique Map Price Record: Twenty-Five Years of Tracking the Antiquarian Map Trade by Jeremy Pool


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.


Australia in Maps (Reviewer: Henry Steward)

Mapping Manifest Destiny: Chicago and the American West (Reviewer: Ralph Ehrenberg)

The Tropics of Empire: Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies (Reviewer: John Hessler)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, April - September 2009

2. President’s Spring 2009 Letter, by Howard Lange

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Exploring Waldseemüller’s World – An International Symposium

6. Letters to the Editor

7. Ristow Prize Competition 2009

8. Imre Demhardt Joins WMS Portolan Editorial Advisory Board

9. Last Call for ICHC in Copenhagen by Bert Johnson

10. WMS Field Trip to Winchester, VA, October 2008, by John Huennekens

11. IMCoS Symposium in Oslo, Norway, September 2009, by William Ginsberg

12. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Caroline Batchelor, Nick Cavitt, Hal Hardaway

13. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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