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The Portolan

Issue #19 - Fall 1990



The Lanman Collection, Yale University Library. IMCoS Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary. By Janet Green.

The Biggest Map Collector: How Does the National Archives Decide What Maps to Keep? A summary by Michael Miller of a presentation to the Society by Nancy Goddin Miller.

Cosmographic Globes from India: A Comparative Analysis. A summary by Jeanne Young of a presentation to the Society by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg.

Abstracts of Papers, Eighth Annual International Symposium, IMCoS, Washington, Oct. 1990.

NOAA “Science and History Center” Moves Forward.


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.


Britannia. Reprints of Ogilby.

Chorographia Britanniae - Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. Reprints of Thomas Badeslade.


Glimpses of History from Old Maps - A Collector’s View. By Jonathan T. Lanman. (Review by Janet Green).

Charting the Chesapeake. By Russell Morrison and Robert Hansen. (Review by Charles A. Burroughs).


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, August - November 1990.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, September 1990 - January 1991.

3. Recent Map Exhibits. Reports on Mapping Delmarva’s Past and A Sense of Place: Early Virginia Cartography.

4. A New Map of North America. Note on Edward Wells Atlas of 1700.

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