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The Portolan

Issue #28 - Fall 1993



School Marm to Author: 19th Century Women Geographers. By Mary McM. Ritzlin.

William Couling: Mapmaker Without Portfolio. By Marianne M. Withers.

Six Members Describe Projects at October Meeting. A summary by Arne B. Molander of presentations to the Society by John P. Snyder (From Russia with Latitude and Longitude: The Translation of a Cartographic Textbook), Gary Fitzpartick (Computer Mapping), Pearce Grove (Copper Plates and Ship History), Paul Peak (Finding the Family Farm in Scotland), Pierre Sales (Country Place Names in Africa), and David Orth (Principles, Policies and Procedures of the Board of Geographic Names).

Travels: In Pursuit of Old Steles. A report by Kenneth Starr of a six-week journey to China seeking carved or inscribed stone slabs or pillars used for commemorative purposes.


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, September 1993 - February 1994.

2. Exhibitions, Meetings & Events, September 1993 - May 1994.

3. Washington Map Society Summer Picnic 1993.

4. A Monumental Project: Memorial to Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler. By Charles A. Burroughs.

5. Dresden Map Theft.

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