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The Portolan

Issue #12 - April 30, 1988



Thomas Jefferson’s Sketches and the Founding of the Federal City. By Don A. Hawkins.

A Mecca Map. By Jonathan T. Lanman

Decoration on Maps. A summary by Marianne M. Withers of a presentation to the Society by Professor J. Brian Harley.

Remembering Arctic Explorer Vilhajalmur Stefansson. A brief summary by Charles A. Burroughs of a presentation by Evelyn Stefansson to Society members and members of the Explorers Club.

The Maryland Hall of Records/Archives. A brief report by Russ Morrison of a visit to Annapolis and a presentation/tour of the facility by Ed Papenfuse.


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 Meeting, May 1988.

2. Washington Map Society Officers, 1988-1989.

3. Exhibitions and Meetings, May - October 1988.

4. Obituary of Dr. Jonathan T. Lanman, Editor, The Portolan, October 1984 - February 1988. By Walter W. Ristow.

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