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Issue #114 - Fall 2022


John Arrowsmith's Maps of 1832: A Little-Known Breakthrough in the Cartography of Western North America, by Wesley A. Brown

Indigenous Mapping: Cultural and Psychological Sources, by Benjamin B. Olshin

Early Cartography of the Caribbean and the North American Continent, by Christopher W. Tyler

Finding Common Ground: The Changing Landscape of Names in the United States, by Cassandra Farrell and Christine Johnson


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


The Atlas of Women Explorers and Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret (Reviewer: Judy Reinhartz)

Merpeople: A Human History (Reviewer: Chet Van Duzer)

Against the Map: The Politics of Geography in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Reviewer: Eric Gidal)

The Division of the World: On Archives, Empires and the Vanity of Borders (Reviewer: Christopher Woolley)


1. WMS President’s Fall 2022 Letter, by Jeffrey Katz

2. Ristow Prize Competition 2023

3. Washington Map Society Meetings, Fall - Winter 2022/2023

4. Exhibitions and Meetings

5. Map Site Seeing

6. Cartographic Notes, by Tom Sander

7. WMS Annual Business Meeting - June 2022, by Harold E. Meinheit

8. WMS 2022 41st Annual Dinner, by Tom Sander

9. Remembrance: Nancy Kandoian, by Kate Cordes

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