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The Portolan

Issue #33 - Summer 1995


Nicholas and William Scull of Pennsylvania. by John W. Docktor.

Dr. Ristow’s Work at the New York Public Library During World War II. A summary by Nancy Goddin Miller of a presentation to the Society by Alice Hudson.

Cartographic Shift to the Geospatial Paradigms (or Mapping Manipulations for the Masses). A summary by Bruce Van Roy of a presentation to the Society by Dr. .Joel L. Morrison entitled New Cartographic Products for the Visualization and Modeling of the Environment.

Colonel James Wood: Colonial Surveyor and Founder of Winchester, VA. A summary by Charles A. Burroughs of a presentation to the Society by Richard W. Stephenson.

History of H. M. Gousha Mapping Company. A summary by John Fondersmith of a presentation to the Society by Dr. John Stephens.

From Plantagenet to Saxe-Coburg, Maps from the Fiat Lux Library 1482-1899. A description by Charles A. Burroughs of the opening reception, slide presentation and map symposium held May and June 1995 at the Gelman Library, George Washington University.


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 and Events May - November 1995.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, July - December 1995.

3. 1995 Ristow Prize Winners Announced.

4. Obituary of Helen Wallis, O.B.E. (1924-1995). By Dr. Walter W. Ristow.

5. A Foreign Perception of Russia: An Analysis of Anthony Jenkinson’s Map of Russia, Muscovy and Tartaria. An abstract of the third prize paper of the 1994 Ristow Prize competition. (A 10 page supplement to this issue contains the paper by Aaron B. Retish in its entirety.)

6. A Collector’s World. Thoughts by Barbara Adele Fine.

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