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The Portolan

Issue #116 - Spring 2023


Emil Meynen, Operation DUSTBIN, and the Remapping of a Defeated Germany, by Matthew D. Mingus

“No finer and better strait in the world”: Ferdinand Magellan and his Strait, by Robert J. King

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Woodcutter of the World Maps in the Ulm Edition of Ptolemy, Martin Waldseemüller’s Map of 1507, and the 1520 Map by Peter Apian, by Fredric Shauger


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.


IA Treatise on Moon Maps: Visual Studies on Paper, 1610-1910 (Reviewer: Bob Garfinkle)

La Carte d’Avignon (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)

Ancient Explorers and Their Amazing Maps (Reviewer: Marvin Falk)


1. WMS President’s Spring 2023 Letter, by Jeffrey Katz

2. Washington Map Society Meetings, Spring/Fall 2023

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Ristow Prize Competition 2024

5. Osher Map Library Exhibit Features Textile Industry Maps and Little-Known Fire Insurance Plans, by Ronald Grim

6. Van Ee Map Collection Donated to Gettysburg College, by Ronald Grim

7. Captured World War II Maps and American University Map Collections, by Julie Sweetkind-Singer and Greg March

8. Cartographic Notes, by Tom Sander

9. Map Site Seeing

10. Index to Advertisers

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