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The Portolan

Issue #46 - Winter 1999-2000


 ARTICLES

Mapping Myths: The Cartographic Boundaries between Science and Speculatio on La Condamine’s Amazon, 1743-44. by Neil Safier. This paper is the winner of the 1999 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Commercial Cartography: 1972-1998. by Barbara Adele Fine

Sex, Lies, and Old Maps: Observations on Early Maps of Virginia. by Eugene M. Scheel

John Adlum -- Tanner, Soldier, Surveyor, Cartographer, Viticulturist. by John W. Docktor.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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.


SHORTER ITEMS

1. Washington Map Society Meetings, January - May 2000.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings.

3. Ristow Prize Competition – 1999 Winners Announced.

4. 2000 Ristow Prize Competition.

5. John Hébert – New Chief Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.

6. IMCoS Annual Symposium in Turkey. By John W. Docktor

7. Washington Map Society November 13-14, 1999 Field Trip to Colonial Williamsburg. By John Greene

8. Cartographic Notes by Thomas F. Sander.

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


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