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Issue #118 - Winter 2023


Bible Maps, Symbolism, and Imagery: The Message of the Protestant Bible Map is Through Biblical Imagery and Christian Symbolism, by Martin M. van Brauman

The Map Commissioned by Amir Abdur Rahman Khan in 1898: An Analysis Based on Research in Kabul, New Delhi, London, Toronto, and New York, by Paul Bucherer-Dietschi

The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Special Map Processing Project, 1951-2003, by Laura Kane McElfresh


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 Louis Miller.


Vermeer’s Maps (Reviewer: Aneta Georgievska-Shine)

One Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America (Reviewer: Andrew Rhodes)

Geographies of Nationhood: Cartography, Science, and Society in the Russian Imperial Baltic (Reviewer: Lars Grava)

The Rise and Fall of the National Atlas in the Twentieth Century: Power, State and Territory (Reviewer: Joe Kotch)


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

2. Washington Map Society Meetings, Winter/Spring 2023/2024

3. Exhibitions and Meetings

4. Ristow Prize 2023: Winner Announced – Luis Robles

5. Ristow Prize Competition 2024

6. Don Alexander Hawkins (1937-2023)

7. Cartographic Notes, by Tom Sander

8. Map Site Seeing

9. Index to Advertisers

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