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The Portolan

Issue #72 - Fall 2008


A City in Transition: Mapping the Nation's Capital from Civil War to the Creation of a Comprehensive Plan, 1861 – 1902 by Richard Stephenson

Dating Old Maps with the Print Clock  by Blair Hedges

William Bollaert’s 1842-1844 Texas Field Map by Patrick L. O’Neill


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.


Fra Mauro's World Map (Reviewer: Richard Betz)

The Naming of America (Reviewer: Peter Porrazzo)

Boston and Beyond (Reviewer: Ky Kylander)

Les cartes portolanes (Reviewer: Dick Pflederer)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, September 2008 – January 2009

2. President’s Fall 2008 Letter, by Howard Lange

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2009

6. The Ristow Prize: Doing What It Was Meant To Do by Bert Johnson

7. WMS Annual Business Meeting – 17 April 2008 by Steve Vogel

8. WMS Field Trip to Charlottesville Virginia, by Joe Ruth

9. ICHC 2009 in Copenhagen by Bert Johnson

10. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – P. J. Mode, Heather Wanser, Megan Webster

11. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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