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The Portolan

Issue #52 - Winter 2001-2002


September 11, 2001 Aboard the Half Moon. by William T. (Chip) Reynolds.

Pirî Reis's Book on Navigation (Kitab-i Bahriye) as a Geography Handbook: Ottoman Efforts to produce an Atlas during the Reign of Sultan Mehmed IV (1648-1687), by Dimitris K. Loupis. This paper is the winner of the 2001 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

“From that Last Point, the Line is Less Exact”: The Problem of Cartography Prior to the Louisiana Purchase. by Michael Kimaid. This paper received honorable mention in the 2001 Ristow Prize Competition for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Maps with a Message: Categorizing the Works of Heinrich Scherer. by John Greene.

Washington Map Society Field Trip to the National Geographic Society. by Steven Vogel.


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.


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, January – May 2002.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings.

3. 2001 Ristow Prize Winners Announced.

4. 2002 Ristow Prize Competition.

5. At the Edge of the World: Mapping Scotland Exhibition

6. President’s Note – September 11.

7. How to Attend a Map Fair. By Steven Ellsworth.

8. Chicago Area Cartographic Events – October 2001. By John W. Docktor.

9. Fall 2001 Meeting of the Texas Map Society by Bert Johnson.

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

11. Cartographic Notes. By Thomas F. Sander.

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