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The Portolan

Issue #48 - Fall 2000


The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps in the Collections of the Library of Congress by John Hébert and Anthony Mullan.

The Relation of 16th Century Virginian Cartography to the Mapping of the Pacific. by Richard Casten

The Kanawha/New River on Mid Eighteenth Century Maps by Emerson Knapp

The 1477 Columbus Voyage to North America by Arne B. Molander


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.


Cristóbal Colón, Originario de Ibiza y Criptojudío (Review by John Hébert)

Early Mapping of Southeast Asia (Review by Robert Highbarger)

Tours et Contours de la Terre… (Review by Eric W. Wolf)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings , September 2000 – February 2001.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings.

3. 2001 Ristow Prize Competition.

4. SHD Coming to Washington D.C. October 2000

5. Research at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum – November 2000 Field Trip

6. Annual Society Dinner Meeting, May 2000 (Four Presentations: P.J. Mode – Map of the Landings Made in England and Ireland from William the Conquerer to Our Times; John Docktor – Map of York, England; Michael S. Hirsch – Alexis Hubert Jaillot map of North America; and Edward J. Redmond – The First Map of George Washington’s River Farm).

7. Texas Map Society’s Spring 2000 Meeting, by Bert Johnson

8. Joint Meeting of Phillips Society and California Map Society, by Steve Vogel

9. Sheikh Sultan, Emir of Sharjah, on the Name of the Gulf, by Bert Johnson

10. IMCoS London Weekend, June 2-4, 2000, by John Docktor

11. Cartographic Notes by Thomas F. Sander

12. Map Site Seeing, key World Wide Web map sites.

13. Rodney Shirley’s Ten Key Points for Map Collectors.

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