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The Portolan

Issue #68 - Spring 2007


“Give me the map there”: King Lear and Cartographic Literacy in Early Modern England by Gavin Hollis. Winner 2006 Ristow Prize Competition

The Bucholtz – Ludwig Map of Virginia and its Successors, 1858-1868 by William Wooldridge

No Man’s Island of Fairfax County, Virginia by Eugene Scheel


Due to the illness of its contributor Eric Wolf, this regular feature, a bibliographic listing of articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the history of cartography, is not appearing in this issue of The Portolan. A successor is sought to contribute this listing in the future.


The Maps of Company Commander–Europe 1944 & 1945 (Reviewer: Bob Rhodes)


Surveying the Shore (Reviewer: Mike Buehler)

The Sovereign Map (Reviewer: J. B. Post)

The Survey of Palestine under the British Mandate (Reviewer: Ralph Ehrenberg)

Cartographies of Tsardom (Reviewer: Leonid Chekin)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, May- September 2007

2. President’s Spring 2007 Letter, by William A. Stanley

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. Fry-Jefferson Map Society Formed at Library of Virginia, by Luke Vavra

6. 2007 Ristow Prize Competition

7. DC Mayor Tony Williams Addresses the WMS, by Steven Vogel

8. Ptolemy & Copernicus, An exhibit of maps, by Joyce Gross

9. Final Call for ICHC in Berne, by Bert Johnson

10. Festival of Maps, Chicago, by Thomas F. Sander

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Roger Baskes, Bill Doying, Barbara Keck

12. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

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