[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 91: A New Look at the Canadian Clowes Map of 1701. Construction of Rarity Index for A.J. Johnson Maps. ICHC 2015. And More.

Thomas Sander sanderva at erols.com
Mon Dec 15 15:45:41 CET 2014

Dear members of International Society for the History of the Map (ISHM) and
readers of postings to the ListServ of the ISHM:


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 2014 issue recently
published.   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. 


ISSUE 91  (Winter 2014)
Issue 91 (Winter 2014), consisting of 76 pages, was published in late
November 2014  and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in
good standing of the Washington Map Society.  Copies are available for


RICK LAPRAIRIE takes a fresh look at the Clowes Map of 1701 and its use in
court actions involving First Nations peoples in Canada.  IRA LOURIE
presents years of research and the resulting rarity index for the 19th
century maps of Alvin J. Johnson.  BERT JOHNSON gives a first look at the
coming ICHC 2015 in Antwerp.  The winner of the 2014 RISTOW PRIZE is
announced – David Fedman at Stanford University.  The renovated G&M Division
at the Library of Congress is toured. BILL STANLEY looks to the future in
this 35th anniversary year of the Washington Map Society.  Six books are
reviewed. And there is more.



"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 92 is due for
release in March 2014.



CONTENTS OF ISSUE 91 – Winter 2014

“Reoriented Perspectives on the Clowes Map of 1701”, by Richard (Rick)

“The U.S. Johnson Map Project’s Rarity Index for Johnson Atlas Maps” by Ira
S. Lourie

“26th ICHC – Antwerp – July 2015,” 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 Joel Kovarsky. 



d_in_the_Middle_Ages> The Beatus Maps: the Revelation of the World in the
Middle Ages (Reviewer: Leah Thomas)

The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision
(Reviewer: Douglas Lyon)

Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: 1502 – The Claiming of a New World
(Reviewer: Don McGuirk)

Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places and
<http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847841219> The Book Of
Legendary Lands (Reviewer: J.B. Post)  

Maps of Malaya and Borneo: Discovery, Statehood and Progress (Reviewer: Hal

.pdf> Mapping the New World – Renaissance Maps from the American Museum in
Britain (Reviewer: Bill Stanley)



1.  President’s Winter 2014 Letter, by Ted Callaway

2.  2014 Ristow Prize Honorees Announced

3.  Washington Map Society Meetings, December 2014 – May 2015

4.  Exhibitions and Meetings

5.  Map Site Seeing

6.  Ristow Prize Competition 2015

7.  The Newly Renovated G&M Division, Library of Congress, by Leigh Lockwood

8.  35th Anniversary - Washington Map Society – Part III – A Look Forward,
by Bill Stanley

9.  Editors Honored on “The Portolan”’s 30th Anniversary, by Leigh Lockwood

10.  Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Karl Barnum, Joe Fitzgerald, Manuel

11.  Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander






TED CALLAWAY is 2014-2016 President of the Washington Map Society,


BERT JOHNSON, a frequent contributor to “The Portolan” is past president of
the WMS; he has attended the last eight ICHCs and looks forward to Antwerp.


JOEL KOVARSKY is proprietor of The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books.


RICHARD (RICK) LAPRAIRIE is a geographer, an aficionado of early Great Lakes
maps and a retired environmental and land use planning policy analyst.


LEIGH LOCKWOOD is Webmaster of the WMS, and a frequent contributor to “The


IRA S. LOURIE has written several comprehensive articles in issues 49 and 83
of “The Portolan” on A. J. Johnson maps and their production; he has been
studying and writing on the subject since the 1980s.  


DOUGLAS R. LYON, an avid map collector since 1999, specializes in atlases,
maps, books and ephemeral documents relating to the northern West Virginia,
Ohio, and Pennsylvania panhandle region. 


DONALD McGUIRK has had a prolonged interest in early printed world maps. He
authored the e-cartobibliography “The Last Great Cartographic Myth: Mer de
l’Ouest” and his article "The Presumed North America on the Waldseemüller
World Map (1507): A Theory of Its Discovery by Christopher Columbus" appears
in the journal “Terra Incognitae” (September 2014). 


HAROLD MEINHEIT is a former American diplomat with wide experience in Asia.
A regular contributor to “The Portolan”, he is also secretary of the
Washington Map Society.   


J.B. POST is a former map librarian and a former print & photograph curator.
He is the compiler of “An Atlas of Fantasy” and the entry on "Fictitious and
Fantastic Places" in “The Oxford Companion to Exploration” (2007).  


THOMAS SANDER is editor of “The Portolan”.


WILLIAM A. STANLEY is Retired Chief Historian, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Owner of Cartographic Associates,
antique map and print dealer.  A WMS charter member, he led the 25th
Anniversary organizing committee.


LEAH MICHELLE THOMAS, former Senior Maps Cataloger and Cataloging
Coordinator at The Library of Virginia, is Assistant Professor of English at
Virginia State University in Petersburg.  


Web Site for more information about the Washington Map Society:
<http://www.WashMapSociety.org> 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

Online links to several past articles are also at the “Portolan” web page.
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
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subscription/PayPal details form can be found at the Washington Map Society
Web Site below. For further information, contact John Docktor at
<mailto:washmap at gmail.com> washmap at gmail.com  

Current/Past Copies: Copies of 'The Portolan' beginning with issue 66 cost
US$16.00 postpaid for US; $18 postpaid to Canada, and $23 to other foreign
addresses.  Payment is accepted in US dollars only, and may be paid via
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discount is given for orders of multiple issues. See
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ordering the current or past Portolans.


Posted By:
Thomas F. Sander
Editor, 'The Portolan'
Washington Map Society
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Burke, VA 22009-8036 USA
Phone: 703.426.2880       International: +1.703.426.2880         Fax:
E-mail: Sanderva at erols.com
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Portolan Web Site: http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm  


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