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The Portolan

Issue #15 - May 26, 1989

 

ARTICLES

The Mystery of the Cantino Map. By Arne B. Molander.

The History of the Old Naval Observatory. A summary by Nancy Goddin Miller of a Society visit to the site and a presentation by Jan Herman.

The U.S. Federal Government in Postal Mapping, 1763 - 1930’s. A summary by Nancy Goddin Miller of a presentation to the Society by Robert Richardson.

Carto-Philately. A brief summary by Nancy Goddin Miller of a presentation to the Society by Jim Golliver.

The Early History of the U.S. Lake Survey. A summary by Robert A. Highbarger of a presentation to the Society by Chris Baruth.

Map Projections. A brief summary by Robert A. Highbarger of a presentation to the Society by John P. Snyder.

Philadelphia Field Trip, May 1989. A report on the Society outing to the Maritime Museum, Atwater Kent Museum, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Print Shop.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi. By Eric W. Wolf.


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 Officers, 1989 - 1990.

2. Exhibits and Meetings, June - August 1989.

3. Washington Map Society Dinner April 1989, on the Society’s 10th Anniversary.


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