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The Portolan

Issue #23 - Winter 1992

 

ARTICLES

Charting the Americas: 500 Years of Progress. By Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA.

City of Magnificent Distances: The Nation’s Capitol. A summary by Joyce Gross of a presentation to the Society by Richard Stephenson describing the Library of Congress exhibition.

The Columbus Quincentenary Program. A summary by Charles A. Burroughs of a trio of presentations to the Society by Dr. John Hébert (Library of Congress` program), Dr. Alicia Gonzalez (Smithsonian program), and Joseph Judge (Why Maps are Useless in Determining the Columbus Landfall).

What Map Collecting Means to Me. A summary by Nancy Goddin Miller and Michael Miller of a panel discussion by Society members.

IMCoS Ninth International Symposium. A report by Robert A. Highbarger on the event in Singapore and Sydney .


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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.


SHORTER ITEMS

1. Washington Map Society Meetings and Events, February - May 1992.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, February - August 1992.

3. Obituary of J. Brian Harley. By Charles A. Burroughs.

4. Orienteer! The Thinking Sport. A description of an outing by Society members with the Quantico Orienteerning Club.

5. Cartographic Notes: Ralph Ehrenberg appointed new Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.


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