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The Portolan

Issue #65 - Spring 2006


Alan Voorhees – A Dual Remembrance by Marianne McKee and Gary Fitzpatrick

The Decorated Hearts of Orance Fine: The 1531 Double Cordiform Map of the World, by Ruth E. Watson. 2005 Ristow Prize winning article

Unveiling Vietnam – The Maps of Alexandre de Rhodes by Harold E. Meinheit

Karl Kirchwey’s “The Geographer’s Line”: Maps, Poetry, and Lewis & Clark by Adele Haft.

Early Mapping of Fauquier County, Virginia by Eugene Scheel


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 Map Book (Reviewer: Earl McElfresh)

Mapping the World: An Illustrated History of Cartography (Reviewer: Richard Stephenson)

General Maps of Persia, 1477-1925 (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

Five Centuries of Maps & Charts of Croatia (Reviewer: Thomas Sander)

Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier (Reviewer: Myron West)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, May – September 2006

2. Death Notice – Walter W. Ristow

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Letters to the Editor

5. 2006 Ristow Prize Competition

6. WMS Field Trip to Washington DC’s National Building Museum

7. A Visit to the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, by Thomas Sander

8. NOAA Heritage Week, by Bill Stanley

9. Map Site Seeing: Key World Wide Web map sites

10. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander

11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Louis De Vorsey, Darline Hannabass, Bob Highbarger

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