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The Portolan

Issue #17 - Winter 1990



Mapping the City in the Renaissance: A Map of Florence in Ptolemy’s “Geography.” By Dr. Naomi Miller.

A Geological Map Mystery: An 1857 Map of Pennsylvania. A summary by Marianne M. Withers of a presentation to the Society by Dr. Donald Hoskins.

City Maps: Ptolemy’s Cosmography in the Renaissance. A summary by Melanie Gardner of a presentation to the Society by Dr. Naomi Miller.


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.


Maps Relating to Virginia. By Earl G. Swem.


1. Washington Map Society Meetings, February - May 1990.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, February - August 1990.

3. The Huntington Collection (of Maps and Charts of Maryland) Being Given to the Maryland State Archives.

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