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The Portolan

Issue #35 - Spring 1996


John Wood’s ‘Plan of the City of Aberdeen, 1828’: An Evaluation of an Historical Source. by Martin J. Coulter. This article was awarded second place in the 1995 Ristow Prize competition.

October 21-22, 1995 Meeting in Washington, D.C. A description by John W. Docktor of the two-day visit by the New York and Philadelphia Map Societies. Hosted by the members of the Washington Map Society, the visit consisted of lectures, tours and visits to local exhibits.

Mapping the Holy Land, Based on the Bible. A summary by Dr. Lynn L. Remly of a presentation to the Society by Harold Brodsky.

Maps as Evidence in Maritime Boundary Disputes. A summary by Marianne M. McKee of a presentation to the Society by James H. Wolfe.

Research on the John Hills Circular Map of Philadelphia. A summary by Steven J. Vogel of a presentation to the Society by Christopher Lane.

Cartographic Field Trip to Pennsylvania. A summary by Steven J. Vogel of a 1995 Society field trip to GeoSystems and the Heritage Map Museum.


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.


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, January - May 1996.

2. Meetings and Exhibitions, April - July 1996.

3. WMS Picnics - June & August 1995. Reminiscences by Marianne M. McKee, Grace Burroughs, and Michael L. Miller

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