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The Portolan

Issue #8 - December 29, 1986



On Coronelli and His Globes. By Jonathan T. Lanman.

Magnificent Voyagers: U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. A report by Nancy Goddin Miller on a Society visit to the Smithsonian Exhibit and presentations by Herman Viola, Charles A. Burroughs, and Ralph Ehrenberg.

Cartographic Innovations. A summary by James Flatness of a presentation by Dr. Helen Wallis to the Society and the Washington D.C. Chapter, Geography and Map Division, Special Libraries Association.

The History of Aerial Photography. A summary by Nancy Goddin Miller of a joint presentation to the Society by Priscilla Strain and Gideon Biger.

Society for the History of Discoveries/Hakluyt Society. A report by Charles A. Burroughs of the joint meeting of the groups in Providence, RI, in October 1986.


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 Meetings, January - May 1987.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, February - May 1987.

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