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The Portolan

Issue #53 - Spring 2002


A Case Study of Transition from Mental Map to Web Based Mapping in Papua New Guinea for Cartographic Education by Tine Ningal. This paper received honorable mention in the 2001 Ristow Prize Competition for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Russian Traditional Cartography of the Seventeenth Century and the Importance of Semen Ul’yanovich Remezov and his Drawing Books of Siberia. by Alexey V. Postnikov

The “Diderot” Maps. by William J. Warren

Humphrey Cole and His Map of the Holy Land. by John W. Docktor

The Texas Adopt-A-Map Program. by Bert Johnson

The Miami International Map Fair From the Perspective of a “First-Timer”.  by David Hubbard


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.


La Gran Linea. (Review by Walter Wilson)

Kitchener's Survey of Cyprus 1878-1883. (Review by Bert Johnson)

Reality as Representation. (Review by Lisa Davis-Allen)

The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek. (Review by Arne Molander)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, May - September 2002.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings.

3. 2002 Ristow Prize Competition.

4. Pre 20th Century Women in Cartography.

5. International Map Dealers Association Being Formed.

6. Spotlight on the Membership – WMS Members McIntire, Velilla and Warren

7. Texas Map Society Spring 2002 Meeting. By Bert Johnson.

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

9. Cartographic Notes. By Thomas F. Sander.

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