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The Portolan

Issue #64 - Winter 2005-2006


Cartographic First Fruits of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, by James V. Walker

The United States Post Office Department, Division of Topography and its Role in the Establishment of Rural Free Delivery, by Virginia Mason

The State Department’s Office of the Geographer: History and Current Activities, by Leo Dillon


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 Commerce of Cartography : Making and Marketing Maps in Eighteenth-Century France and England (Reviewer: Alice Hudson)

The Marvel of Maps – Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance Italy. (Reviewer: Robert Highbarger)

You are Here (Reviewer: Joel Kovarsky)

Captain Cook: Explorations and Reassessments (Reviewer: Gary Fitzpatrick)

Freedom’s Tracks: A Map of the Underground Railway (Reviewers: David Boyd & Ron Paul)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, January - May 2006

2. Exhibitions and Meetings

3. Letters to the Editor

4. Winners of 2005 Ristow Prize Competition Announced

5. 2006 Ristow Prize Competition

6. WMS Feb 17, 2005 Member Map Evening, by Steve Vogel

7. WMS May 21, 2005 Field trip to Antietam and Frederick by Bob Rhodes and Bill Stanley

8. ICHC Budapest, by Bert Johnson

9. IMCoS Denver, by John Docktor

10. Upper Canada Map Society, by Megan Webster

11. Vavra Addresses the Cumming Map Society in North Carolina, by Jay Lester

12. 12 Steps to Enjoying a Map Fair by John Lyons

13. Spotlight on the Membership – Norm Cherkis, Don Cresswell, Paula Rebert

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

15. Cartographic Notes by Thomas F. Sander

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