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The Portolan

Issue #38 - Spring 1997


Repressed Mimesis: Jomard and the ‘Monuments de la G√©ographie.’ by Stephen C. Pinson. This is the winner of the 1996 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Africa: A Continent Revealed. A summary by Steve Vogel of a presentation to the Society by Michael B. Toth.

The ‘Evil Genius’ and Other Cartographic-Political Satires. A summary by Steven J. Vogel of a presentation to the Society by Eric W. Wolf.


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.


Miniature Antique Maps: An Illustrated Guide for the Collector. by Geoffrey King. (Review by Eric W. Wolf)


1. Exhibitions and Meetings, Spring and Summer 1997.

2. Obituaries: John P. Snyder and Margery Fine.

3. On the California Trail with Charlie Burroughs.

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