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The Portolan

Issue #32 - Winter 1995


The History of Modern Mapping in Fairfax County, Virginia. by Brendon Ford.

Three on a Tuesday. A summary by Dr. Lynn L. Remly of a joint presentation to the Society by Barbara A. Fine (Using Maps to Dress Life-Size Mannequins), Hubert O. Johnson (Maps in Alexandria’s John Carlyle House), and Bruce Van Roy (Designing Symbols for Maps).

Allegories in 18th Century Map Cartouches. A summary by John W. Docktor of a presentation to the Society by Donald Cresswell.

Early Mapping of the Chesapeake Bay. A summary by Paul Peak of a presentation to the Society by Ed Papenfuse.

A Taste of Maine. A description by Charles A. Burroughs of the Inaugural Conference and Opening of the Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine.


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 1995.

2. Exhibitions, Meeting and Events, March - June 1995.

3. Summary of second Annual Picnic of the WMS, September 1994.

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