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ISSUE 67 (Winter 2006)
Issue 67 (Winter 2006), consisting of 72 pages, was published in December 
2006 and has been sent to all subscribers and members in good standing of 
the Washington Map Society. Copies are available for purchase.

PARTICK MCLAUGHLIN discusses American map experts at the Paris Peace 
Conference of 1919.  GENE SCHEEL describes an exhibition of extremely rare 
Thai maps in Bangkok.  CYRUS ALA’I reviews 450 years of maps of 
Persia.  JOEL KOVARSKY and MARYKE BARBER relate the difficulties in 
correctly cataloging antique maps.  IAN BURNETTE reveals many of the maps 
used to entice and serve gold rush prospectors on their way to the 
Klondike.  RODNEY SHIRLEY’s ten key points for map collectors is 
shared.  JOHN DOCKTOR describes the first ten years of the WMS website. 
BERT JOHNSON provides an update on the July 2007 ICHC meeting in Berne, 
Switzerland. The winner and honorary mention papers for the 2006 Ristow 
Prize Competition are announced.  Two books are reviewed.  And there is 
more. "The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 68 is due for 
release in April 2007.

CONTENTS OF ISSUE 67 – Winter 2006

“Mapping the Peace: American Cartographers and Statemakers at Versailles” 
by Patrick McLaughlin
“Royal Thai Maps of the Nineteenth Century” by Eugene Scheel
“Mapping Persia” by Cyrus Alai
“Rare Map Cataloging: A Case of Special Considerations” by Joel Kovarsky 
and Maryke Barber
“Klondike Road Maps: Selling Comfort and Convenience on the Route(s) to the 
Gold Fields” by Ian Burnette

A regular feature in 'The Portolan,' this is a bibliographic listing of 
articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the 
history of cartography. By Eric W. Wolf.

“Northern Eurasia in Medieval Cartography” (Reviewer: Evelyn Edson)
“Cartographies of Travel and Navigation” (Reviewer: John Cloud)

1. Washington Map Society Meetings, January - May 2007
2.  President’s Winter Letter, by William A. Stanley
3.  Exhibitions and Meetings
4.  Map Site Seeing
5.  Letters to the Editor
6.  2006 Ristow Prize Winners Announced
7.  2007 Ristow Prize Competition
8.  Ten Key Points for Map Collectors, by Rodney Shirley
9.  WMS Annual Business Meeting, April 20, 2006, by Steven J. Vogel
10.  Tenth Anniversary of by John W. Docktor
11.  22nd ICHC Takes Shape in Berne by Bert Johnson
12.  Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Kris Butler, Bert Johnson, Barry 
13.  Cartographic Notes, by Thomas F. Sander


CYRUS ALA’I is a renowned researcher and author on the mapping of Persia.
MARYKE BARBER is the Government Documents & Media Collections Coordinator 
at the library of Hollins University.
IAN BURNETTE is Territorial Archivist at the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse, 
Yukon, Canada.
JOHN CLOUD is a geographer at the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric 
JOHN DOCKTOR is webmaster of the WMS and first Interim President of the 
Council of North American Map Societies.
EVELYN EDSON, recently retired from Piedmont Virginia Community College, is 
a well-known researcher and author on medieval mapping.
HUBERT JOHNSON, past president of Washington Map Society, has attended the 
last four ICHCs and looks forward to Berne.
JOEL KOVARSKY is the owner of The Prime Meridian, and a respected 
researcher and author on topics cartographic.
PATRICK McLAUGHLIN was a member of the cartographic records staff at the US 
National Archives from 1964 to 1975.
THOMAS SANDER is editor of “The Portolan.”
EUGENE SCHEEL has written nine books and countless articles about Virginia 
history, and has researched and hand-drawn more than four dozen detailed 
historical maps of Virginia and vicinity.
RODNEY SHIRLEY is a renowned map researcher and author.
WILLIAM A. STANLEY, President of the Washington Map Society, is Chief 
Historian (emeritus) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
STEVEN J. VOGEL is Secretary of the Washington Map Society.
ERIC W. WOLF, twice past President of the Washington Map Society, is an 
internationally recognized authority on the history of cartography.
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