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The Portolan

Issue #59 - Spring 2004


A Humboltian Science Framework for William Whewell's Maps of the Oceanic Tides by Ben Sheesley (This paper is the winner of the 2003 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.)

Maps & Genealogy: The Irish Map Project at the Library of Congress by Patrick Dempsey, Kathryn Engstrom, Eileen McConnell and Steve Vogel

Historical Maps of Afghanistan in the Collections of the Library of Congress by Cynthia Cook

Historical Maps as Evidence by Louis De Vorsey


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.


Charting Louisiana: Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps (Reviewer: Dennis Reinhartz)

Tooley’s Dictionary of Map Makers – Revised Edition: Volumes A-D, E-J, K-P (Reviewer: Eric Wolf)

Journal of the Croatian Cartographic Society - Volume 1 (Reviewer: Joel Morrison)

Two Books of Maps of Cyprus [Maps of Cyprus from the Collections of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Sweet Land of Cyprus: The European Cartography of Cyprus (15th-19th Century) from the Sylvia Ioannou Collection] (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)

The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography (Reviewer Eric Wolf)

Atlas der österreichischen Gemütlichkeit, 1800-1918 (Reviewer: Eric Wolf)

Theater Map of the Gettysburg Campaign 1863. Map by Earl McElfresh (Reviewers: Ronald L. Paul and David R. Boyd)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, May-September 2004

2. Exhibitions and Meetings

3. 2004 Ristow Prize Competition

4. WMS Anniversary Symposium and Celebration May 20-22, 2004

5. IMCoS 2004 in Italy by Bert Johnson

6. Spotlight on the FOUNDING Membership – Abbey, Fondersmith, Grim, Ristow, Wolter

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

8. Cartographic Notes. By Thomas F. Sander

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