[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 92: Mapping Post-WWII Japan. Lewis Evans Maps of Middle British Colonies. War of 1812 mapping. Mapping the Brain. ICHC 2015. And More.
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"THE PORTOLAN": JOURNAL OF THE WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY
ISSUE 92 (Spring 2015)
Issue 92 (Spring 2015), consisting of 80 pages, was published in late March
2015. Copies are available for purchase.
DAVID FEDMAN examines immediate post-WWII mapping in Japan, which he terms
Mapping Armageddon. JOEL KOVARSKY take a very close look at the well-known
Lewis Evans Map of the Middle British Colonies. PATRICK O'NEILL reveals a
little known battle after the British burned Washington in the War of 1812.
JOHN HESSLER takes a provocative look at mapping of the brain. BERT JOHNSON
provides an update on the coming ICHC 2015 in Antwerp. JOHN DOCKTOR reports
on maps in Korea. Eight books are reviewed. And there is more.
"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 93 is due for
release in August 2015.
CONTENTS OF ISSUE 92 - SPRING 2015
"Mapping Armageddon: The Cartography of Ruin in Occupied Japan," by David
"Lewis Evans' Map of the Middle British Colonies," by Joel Kovarsky
"The Battle of the White House after the Burning of Washington," by Patrick
"Cartography's Final Frontier: Mapping the Topology of the Human Brain", by
John W. Hessler
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.
<http://www.collectingoldmaps.com/index.htm> Collecting Old Maps
(Reviewer: Bert Johnson)
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps (Reviewer: Eliane Dotson)
Maps: Their Untold Stories (Reviewer: Evelyn Edson)
Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps (Reviewer: Richard Pflederer)
662380> Landmarks in Mapping: 50 Years of The Cartographic Journal
(Reviewer: Bob Hansen)
<http://store.doverpublications.com/0486779912.html> Manhattan in Maps,
1527-2014 (Reviewer: David Y. Allen)
The Life of Abraham Lincoln Map <http://historymapsetc.com/> (Reviewer:
Sea Monsters - A Voyage around the World's Most Beguiling Map (Reviewer:
1. President's Spring 2015 Letter, by Ted Callaway
2. Letter to the Editor
3. Washington Map Society Meetings, April - September 2015
4. Map Site Seeing
5. Ristow Prize Competition 2015
6. ICHC 26 - Antwerp Update, by Bert Johnson
7. WMS Members at the 2014 Seoul IMCoS Symposium, by John Docktor
8. Spotlight on the WMS Membership - Sammy Berk, Jeffrey Katz, Glen
9. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander
AUTHORS OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
DAVID Y. ALLEN is Map Librarian (retired) at Stony Brook University (State
University of New York). In 2014 a revised version of his online book, "The
Mapping of New York State: A Study in the History of Cartography," was
published on the Stony Brook University website at
TED CALLAWAY is 2014-2016 President of the Washington Map Society,
JOHN DOCKTOR is past president of the Washington Map Society.
ELIANE DOTSON is a co-owner of Old World Auctions, an auction house
specializing in antique maps from the 16th-19th centuries. She has a
special interest in maps showing the early age of exploration.
EVELYN EDSON is Professor Emerita of History at Piedmont Virginia Community
College in Charlottesville Virginia. She is the author of "Mapping Time and
Space: How Medieval Mapmakers Viewed Their World" and "The World Map,
1300-1492: The Persistence of Tradition and Transformation
DAVID FEDMAN, winner of the 2014 DR. WALTER RISROW PRIZE FOR ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY, is now a Ph.D. Candidate in
Japanese and Korean History at Stanford University, where he specializes in
the environmental history and historical geography of Japanese imperialism.
BOB HANSEN is a charter member of the Washington Map Society. Starting out
as a cartographer and later serving as a Technical Information Specialist as
well as historian, he has been with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) for the past 39 years.
JOHN W. HESSLER is Specialist in Modern Cartography and Geographic
information Systems, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress,
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, proprietor of The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books, is
the author of the 2014 book "The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's
JEFF LEE Le is a relatively new map collector with an interest in early maps
of the Mediterranean and maps containing 'monsters'.
EARL McELFRESH is a Civil War map cartographer and co-owner of McElfresh Map
Co. LLC and a Cattaraugus County (NY) legislator. He is the author of
"Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War" (Abrams, 1999). He recently completed
a four-year project creating the end paper maps for Library of America's
4-volume set "The Civil War".
PATRICK L. O'NEILL has been a professional archaeologist and historian for
30 years, with projects in over 32 states. His detailed 13-year research
interest in the War of 1812 in northern Virginia led to his most recent
book, "To Annoy or Destroy the Enemy - the Battle of the White House after
the Burning of Washington", which took place on what is now Fort Belvoir and
the Potomac River. The battle involved the attack on Washington, the
longest battle of the war, and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
RICHARD PFLEDERER is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "The
Portolan". He is the author of "Finding their Way at Sea" and several
reference books on the subject of portolan charts.
THOMAS SANDER is editor of "The Portolan".
Web Site for more information about the Washington Map Society:
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
Online links to several past articles are also at the "Portolan" web page.
Membership/Subscription Cost: Subscription cost is the same as membership,
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