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The Portolan

Issue #41 - Spring 1998


The Portuguese Maritime Discoveries Along the South-East Coast of China in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century: A Cartographic View, 1513-1550. by Stephen Tseng-hsin Chang. This paper received honorable mention in the 1997 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Recent Developments in the History of Russian Cartography. by Leonid S. Chekin. This paper was presented to the Society by the author.

Manhattan in Maps, 1527-1995. A summary by Steven J. Vogel of a presentation to the Society by Paul E. Cohen and Robert T. Augustyn.


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 Mercator Atlas of Europe: Facsimile of the maps by Gerardus Mercator contained in the Atlas of Europe, circa 1570-1572. Edited by Marcel Watelet. (Review by Robert A. Highbarger)

The Shadow of the Moon: British Solar Eclipse Mapping in the Eighteenth Century. by Geoff Armitage. (Review by Thomas F. Sander)

Collecting Old Maps by F.J. Manasek. (Review by Hubert O. Johnson)


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, May - July 1998.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, Spring 1998 - Year 2000.

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

4. Washington Map Society Field Trip to Baltimore July 25, 1998

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