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Issue #71 - Spring 2008


Mapping for Peace: The American Inquiry and the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919 by Wesley J. Reisser Winner 2007 Ristow Prize Competition

Henry F. Walling and the Mapping of New England’s Towns, 1849-1857 by Michael Buehler

The Obscure Amos Lay: An Early Nineteenth-Century American Cartographer by David Y. Allen

Carto-Cravatia (Map Ties) by Leonard A. Rothman


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.


Cartographia – Mapping Civilizations (Reviewer: William Browder)

Maps – Finding our Place in the World (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Leo Belgicus (Reviewer: Bruce van Roy)

Star Maps – History, Artistry and Cartography (Reviewer: Deborah Warner)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, April – October 2008

2. President’s Spring 2008 Letter, by William A. Stanley

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Letters to the Editor

6. Ristow Prize Competition 2008

7. Baltimore Festival of Maps by Bert Johnson

8. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Lynda Petrie, Leonard Rothman, Martin Torodash

9. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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