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Issue #112 - Winter 2021


Hilton’s Carolina Pilotage with Shapley’s Chart before Locke and Lancaster, by Paul Hughes

The Dunn Plat: An Adaptation of Joseph Smith’s Plan for the City of Zion in Nineteenth-Century Virginia, by Joseph W. Grubbs

To the Иth Degree: The Presence of the Letter И on the Maps of the Ulm Ptolemy,  by Fredric Shauger

The Brief Cartographic Life of Lake Alexandra, by Andrew Rhodes

Easy! Stick Some Pins in a Map, and Send It to the Printer, by Leigh Lockwood


This regular feature, a bibliographic listing of articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the history of cartography, is compiled by Leah M. Thomas


Mapping an Atlantic World, Circa 1500 (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)

Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border (Reviewer: Kwangmin Kim)

Historical Sea Charts: Visions and Voyages Through the Ages (Reviewer: Chuck Ashman)


1. WMS President’s Winter 2021/2022 Letter, by Jeffrey Katz

2. Winner, 2021 Ristow Prize Competition Announced

3. Washington Map Society Meetings, Winter/Spring 2022

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2022

6. Cartographic Notes, by Tom Sander

7. Map Site Seeing

8. Remembrances:
a. Duncan MacRae Payne 1941–2021
b. Anne Malone 1932–2021
c. Albert Small 1925–2021, by Tom Sander
d. Joseph Fitzgerald 1931–2021, by John Docktor

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