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The Portolan

Issue #5 - December 7, 1985



The Case of the Mason and Dixon Line ‘Mystery’ Markers. By Edward C. Papenfuse, Jr. and Richard Richardson.

The National Ocean Service. A summary by Jeanne Young of a Society visit to the NOS, which included presentations and a tour.

Men of Daring, Triumphs of Exploration. A report by Gary L. Fitzpatrick on the seminar held at the National Museum of Natural History.


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 - March 1996.

2. Exhibitions and Meetings, October 1985 - May 1986.

3. Society for the History of Discoveries. A report of the 25th annual meeting of the SHD held in Washington, DC in November 1985.

4. Monarchs, Ministers, and Maps: The Emergence of Cartography as a Tool of Government in Early Modern Europe. A report by David Buisseret of the November 1985 Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures.

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