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The Portolan

Issue #50 - Spring 2001


Conservation from the Curator’s and Collector’s Point of View. by Patricia Molen van Ee

The Evolution of Geography and GIS: What It Means. A meeting summary by Steven Vogel

The Portolan at 50. by the Portolan Editors

The Depiction of Florida on the Early Conte Ottomano Freducci Map. by Douglas T. Peck

Moving Forward Towards A Backward Look at the City of Alexandria: The Alexandria Archaeology Museum. by Norman Z. Cherkis


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 Greek Portolan Charts: 15th – 17th Centuries. (Review by Richard Pflederer)

The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. (Review by Bert Johnson)

Descriptions of Slovenia on Military Maps of 1763-1787. (Review by Stephen Paczolt)

Records and History of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) CD-ROM. (Review by Paul Dyson and Stacy Hoppen)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, May - September 2001.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings.

3. 2001 Ristow Prize Competition.

4. Principles of Collecting. By John Hyman

5. H-DC Discussion List

6. Cumming Map Society.

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

8. Cartographic Notes. By Thomas F. Sander.

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