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The Portolan

Issue #31 - Fall 1994


World Apart: Norman Mappaemundi in England and Sicily. By John Hamer. This article in the winner of the 1994 Ristow Prize for Cartographic History and Map Librarianship.

Surveying the Mahele. A summary of his presentation to the Society by Gary Fitzpatrick.

Interview with Mark Budd, Assistant Production Manager, Williams and Heintz Map Printing Facility. A summary by Charles Burroughs of the interview conducted during a Society tour.

The Mythical Map: On the Existence of Global Mapping. A summary by Lawrence Stipek of a presentation to the Society by Dr. John Estes.

Penny Plain-Tuppence Coloured. A summary by Charles A. Burroughs of a presentation to the Society entitled Putting Color in the Ordnance Survey Maps by Ian Mumford.


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, October 1994 - April 1995.

2. Exhibitions, Meeting and Events, Fall and Winter 1994 - 1995.

3. And Into the Present - The Portolan Today. Reflections on this 10th Anniversary Issue..

4. Tools of a Master Engraver. By Benjamin M. Nietzey.

5. Geographic Curiosity. Road Marker near Green Bay, Wisconsin6. Obituary of Robert Alexander Marshall.

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