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This thrice-yearly journal with articles on maps, the history of cartography, and exploration is the only journal of its kind in the Americas. Below is information on the Winter 2018 issue recently published and mailed. See http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm for details on ordering the current or past issues of “The Portolan”. That link also takes the reader to the contents list of all back issues and an index to those issues. The focus of the society and the journal is not solely Washington; topics are widespread in scope.
"THE PORTOLAN": JOURNAL OF THE WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY
ISSUE 103 (WINTER 2018)
Issue 103 (Winter 2018), consisting of 84 pages, was published in November 2018 and has been distributed to all paid subscribers and print-issue members in good standing of the Washington Map Society. Copies are available for purchase.
FREDRIC SHAUGER examines many of Boazio’s maps. CRAIG CLINTON highlights the pictorial map art of Antoncich. DON McGUIRK describes early map depictions of the US flag. DENNIS REINHARTZ describes his discovery of an original copperplate of Herman Moll. ROD LYON relates that numerous previously unknown maps of Monaco are now being found in European institutions. BERT JOHNSON provides a preview of what is known thus far about the ICHC 2019 meeting in Amsterdam. BERT also summarizes activities at the ISHM meeting in Portland, Maine last summer. A relatively new journal is reviewed. And there is more.
"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 104 is due for release in late March 2018.
CONTENTS OF ISSUE 103 – Winter 2018
“‘Dilligently And Truly Collected & Partly Surveid’: Giovanni Baptista Boazio's maps of the conflict between England and Spain,” by Fredric Shauger
“The 1930s “Cartomaps” of Frank Antoncich”, by Craig Clinton
“A Survey of the Stars and Stripes on Early Maps, 1777-1795”, by Don McGuirk
“A Rare Surviving Copper Plate by Herman Moll”, by Dennis Reinhartz
“Maps of Monaco: ‘New’ Old Ones Now Being Found”, by Rod Lyon
“ICHC28 - Amsterdam – July 2019”, by Bert 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 Thomas.
"The Murillo Bulletin" (Philippine Map Collectors Society) (Reviewer: Hal Meinheit)
1. President’s Winter 2018 Letter
2. Ristow Prize Competition 2018 – Winners Announced
3. New Offering - a Digital Membership in the Washington Map Society
4. Washington Map Society Meetings: December 2018 – May 2019
5. Exhibitions and Meetings
6. Map Site Seeing
7. Ristow Prize Competition 2019
8. ISHM 2018 – University of Southern Maine, by Bert Johnson
9. Library of Congress G&M: Recent Acquisitions, by Bob Morris
10. Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Rick Badwey, Tony Mullan, Cal Welch
11. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander
AUTHORS OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
CRAIG CLINTON, Professor Emeritus, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, is the author of numerous articles on pictorial mapmakers, including several that focus on those of the 1930s.
BERT JOHNSON is Vice President of WMS. He has attended nine of the last ten ICHCs and is looking forward to Amsterdam.
DAVID RODERICK LYON helped create and launch “The Map Collector” and wrote many articles for that popular magazine. A long-time former resident of Monaco, he is the author of “Monaco Autrefois: Old Printed Maps, Charts, and Plans of Monaco: 1640-1879.”
DONALD McGUIRK has had a prolonged interest in early printed world maps. He has written many articles for numerous publications and is the creator of the e-cartobibliography “The Last Great Cartographic Myth: Mer de l’Ouest.”
HAROLD MEINHEIT, Secretary of the Washington Map Society, is a former American diplomat who spent much of his career in Asia.
ROBERT MORRIS is Cartographic Acquisitions Specialist, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.
DENNIS REINHARTZ, an emeritus professor of history at The University of Texas at Arlington, is the author of “The Cartographer and the Literati – Herman Moll and His Intellectual Circle” and “The Art of the Map.”
THOMAS SANDER is Editor of The Portolan.
FREDRIC (FRED) SHAUGER’s unanticipated observation of Boazio’s work resulted in research which ultimately led to his article. A past President of the New York Map Society, he serves on its Board of Directors.
Web Site for more information about the Washington Map Society: http://www.WashMapSociety.org
A listing and index of the contents of all issues of 'The Portolan' is accessible at http://www.washmapsociety.org/Portolan-Indexes.htm
Also at http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm is information
on how to order and locate issues of the journal, and procedures for prospective authors.
Online links to several past articles are also at the “Portolan” web page.
Membership in the Society and online registration now includes access online to all current and past issues of “The Portolan.”
Membership/Subscription Cost: Subscription cost is the same as membership, and may be commenced at any time. To U.S. addresses, the cost is US $45.00 per year. To Canadian addresses the rate is US $50.00 per year. For other foreign addressees, the annual cost is US$ 65.00. Multiple year memberships/ subscriptions are available; the annual cost is reduced if a multiple year membership is chosen – see web site. All non-US address copies of the journal are sent airmail; the US Postal Service no longer offers a surface option. DIGITAL-ONLY individual memberships are available – US $20 the first year for new members; one year is US $30, the annual cost is reduced if a multiple year membership is chosen – see web site. Payment is accepted in US dollars only. Payment may be made via PayPal for membership/subscriptions and back issues. Membership/ subscription/PayPal details form can be found at the Washington Map Society Web Site below. For further information, contact John Docktor at [log in to unmask]
Current/Past Copies: Copies of 'The Portolan' beginning with issue 66 cost US$14.00 postpaid for US; $17 postpaid to Canada, and $21 to other foreign addresses. Payment is accepted in US dollars only, and may be paid via check or PayPal. Issues 65 and earlier are available at a lower cost. A discount is given for orders of multiple issues. See http://www.washmapsociety.org/Purchase-of-Back-Issues.htm for details on ordering the current or past Portolans.
Thomas F. Sander
Editor, 'The Portolan'
Washington Map Society
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