[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 94: Mapping of Formosa. George Washington and GIS. MapScholar - new online technology. ICHC Antwerp Report. Reflections on ostrich egg and Hunt-Lenox Globes. And more.
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published. See http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm for details on
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"THE PORTOLAN": JOURNAL OF THE WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY
ISSUE 94 (Winter 2015)
Issue 94 (Winter 2015), consisting of 88 pages, was published in November
2015 and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in good
standing of the Washington Map Society. Copies are available for purchase.
HAL MEINHEIT describes Charles Le Gendres military, diplomatic and
cartographic exploits in Formosa. ROB SHENK reveals GIS methods being
developed to better understand the exploits of George Washington. MAX
EDELSON and SHANE LIN introduce MapScholar, a powerful free online platform
to visualize map history. BERT JOHNSON summarizes events at the JULY 2015
ICHC in Antwerp. Four scholars exchange opinions and research into the
Ostrich Egg and Hunt-Lenox globes. JAMES GOODE begins a series highlighting
treasures in the Albert H. Small Collection of Washingtonian. Five books
are reviewed. And there is more.
"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 95 is due for
release in March 2016.
CONTENTS OF ISSUE 94 Winter 2015
The Consuls Maps - Diplomacy, Cartography and Japans 1874 Formosa
Harold E. Meinheit
Washingtons World, by Rob Shenk
MapScholar: A New Digital Tool for Displaying Map Collections Online,
by Max Edelson with Shane Lin
ICHC 2015 in Antwerp An After Action Report, by Bert Johnson
The Ostrich Egg and the Hunt-Lenox Globes: Commentaries and Responses
Commentary of Dickson Commentary of Fall 2015, by Gregory
Response to Missinne and McIntosh, Peter W. Dickson
Letter to the Editor, by Kurt Guckelsberger
Response to Guckelsberger, by Stefaan Missinne
The Albert H. Small Map Collection, Part 1, by James M. Goode
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.
Mapping the West with Lewis & Clark (Reviewer: Joel Kovarsky)
> Der Erdglobus des Johannes Schöner von 1515 (Reviewer: Suzanne Karr
<http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3564> Mapping the Cold
War: Cartography and the Framing of Americas International Power
(Reviewer: Wes Reisser)
&lang=cy-GB> Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Womens Geographical
(Reviewer: Karen Trifonoff)
<http://www.ctpub.com/art-quilt-maps/> Art Quilt Maps (Reviewer: Bert
1. Presidents Winter 2015 Letter, by Ed Redmond
2. Passing of John A. Wolter
3. Results of 2015 Ristow Prize Competition
4. Washington Map Society Meetings: December 2015 May 2016
5. Exhibitions and Meetings
6. Map Site Seeing
7. Ristow Prize Competition 2016
8. Letter to the Editor Dennis Reinhartz
9. Spotlight on the WMS Membership Cassandra Farrell, Stephen Nagler,
William A. Stanley
10. Cartographic Notes (including P.J. Modes Persuasive Cartography), by
AUTHORS OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
PETER DICKSON is the author of several books, including The Magellan Myth:
Reflections on Columbus, Vespucci and the Waldseemueller Map of 1507
(Second Edition 2009) which includes a chapter offering the first in-depth
review of previous scholarship concerning the Lenox globe.
S. MAX EDELSON is Associate Professor of History, Director of Graduate
Studies, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia.
JAMES GOODE, the author of several books on the history of Washington, D.C.,
has been the curator of the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection since
KURT GUCKELSBERGER is an associate member of the 'Common Sense Geography'
group at Free University, Berlin, Friedrich Meinecke Institute, Historical
Geography of the Ancient Mediterranean. The author of 62 scientific papers,
mainly on quantum phenomena in condensed matter, his present research
interest is cartography before ~1520 CE.
BERT JOHNSON, a past president of WMS and frequent contributor to The
Portolan, has compiled reports on the last ten ICHCs.
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
SHANE LIN is a Ph.D. candidate in American History at the University of
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.
STEFAAN MISSINNE, PhD, is the author of A Newly Discovered Early
Sixteenth-Century Globe Engraved on an Ostrich Egg: The Earliest Surviving
Globe Showing the New World which appeared in The Portolan, Issue 87
WESLEY REISSER, an adjunct professor of geography at The George Washington
University, is a member of the State Departments civil service and a
National Councilor of the American Geographical Society. He is the author of
The Black Book: Woodrow Wilsons Secret Plan for Peace and the 2007
recipient of the WMSs Ristow Prize.
THOMAS SANDER is editor of The Portolan.
SUZANNE KARR SCHMIDT is assistant curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art
Institute of Chicago. She works on functional prints from the 15th to the
18th centuries, including volvelles, flap prints, printed sundials and globe
ROB SHENK is Senior Vice President, Visitor Engagement, at George
Washingtons Mount Vernon.
KAREN TRIFONOFF is Professor Emerita of Geography at Bloomsburg University
of Pennsylvania where she taught several cartography courses. Her current
research interest is in maps made for children, as found in nineteenth
century geography texts.
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Online links to several past articles are also at the Portolan web page.
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