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The Portolan

Issue #40 - Winter 1998


 ARTICLES

Not Withstanding the Efforts of the Ancients and the Wishes of the Moderns: The Authority of Cartography in the Origins of the Modern British Exploration of Africa. by Philip J. Stern. This paper is the winner of the 1997 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Rapid Field Sketching: Making Maps for American Civil War Armies. A summary by Steven J. Vogel of a presentation to the Society by Earl McElfresh.

Maps and Civilization: Inspiration and Sources. A summary by Steven J. Vogel of a presentation to the Society by Dr. Norman J.W. Thrower.


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, February - May 1998.

2. 1997 Ristow Prize winners announced.

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

4. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress celebrates 100th anniversary.

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


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