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The Portolan

Issue #66 - Fall 2006


Remembering Walter Ristow

--Walter W. Ristow’s Legacy 1908-2006 by Ralph E. Ehrenberg

--Personal Reminiscences by Richard W. Stephenson

--Remembrance of Walter W. Ristow by John A. Wolter

--List of Publications by Walter W. Ristow by Ralph E. Ehrenberg

Mythical Lands in Early Cartography: An Opportune Tool for Promotion of Exploration and Colonization by Douglas T. Peck

Marching with John W. Donn and Frederic W. Dorr: A Reminiscence of a Civil War Topographer by Albert E. Theberge

The Battlefield Survey of Chattanooga by Michael Buehler and Henry Taliaferro

An Introduction to Historical Carto-Philately by Alf Jordan

Map Dealer Catalogues by Michael Hirsch


A regular feature in The Portolan, this is a bibliographic listing of articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the history of cartography. By Eric W. Wolf.


The Mapmaker’s Eye (Reviewer: Ralph Ehrenberg)

Journeys of the Imagination (Reviewer: Marianne McKee)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, September 2006- January 2007

2. President’s Welcome Letter, by William A. Stanley

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Map Site Seeing

5. 2007 Ristow Prize Competition

6. Map Conference in North Carolina November 2006, by Jay Lester

7. WMS Annual Dinner, May 2006, by William A. Stanley

8. IMCoS 2007 in Guatemala, by Jens Bornholt

9. ICHC 2007 in Berne, Switzerland, by Bert Johnson

10. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Wulf Bodenstein, Marianne Hinckle, Nancy Orlando

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