[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 93: Italian siege maps of Cyprus. US Army mapping during World War I. A unique Native American map. Rhetoric and allegory in 'The North Part of America.' And more.
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See http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm for details on ordering the
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"THE PORTOLAN": JOURNAL OF THE WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY
ISSUE 93 (Fall 2015)
Issue 93 (Fall 2015), consisting of 80 pages, was published in late August
2015 and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in good
standing of the Washington Map Society. Copies are available for purchase.
MERVE ARKAN describes Italian siege maps of Cyprus. RYAN MOORE explores US
Army mapping during World War I. ALEX JOHNSON and BARRY RUDERMAN trace the
history surrounding a unique Native American map now in the collections of
the Library of Congress. LEAH THOMAS describes the relationship between
literature and early cartography of the Americas. Several recent WMS events
are summarized. Two books are reviewed. And there is more.
"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 94 is due for
release in November 2015.
CONTENTS OF ISSUE 93 - Fall 2015
"Mapping Siege: The 1570-1 Conquest of Cyprus on Italian Siege Maps of
Nicosia and Famagusta," by Merve Arkan
"Mapping Over There: The American Army and Mapping in World War I," by Ryan
"Comanche Cartography Rediscovered: The 'Battle of Sierra Blanca' Pictograph
of 1787," by Alex Johnson and Barry Ruderman
"Seeking the Northwest Passage: Rhetoric and Allegory in Henry Briggs's 'The
North Part of America'", by Leah Thomas
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.sylviaioannoufoundation.org/publications.html> Cyprus at the
Crossroads: Geographical Perceptions and
Representations from the Fifteenth Century
<http://www.sylviaioannoufoundation.org/publications.html> (Reviewer: Bert
dc-by-james-m-goode-with-laura-w-bush-and-sandra-day-oconnor/> The Evolution
of Washington, D.C. - Historical Selections from the Albert H. Small
Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University
1. Acting President's Fall 2015 Letter, by Ed Redmond
2. Washington Map Society Meetings: September - December 2015
3. Exhibitions and Meetings
4. Map Site Seeing
5. Ristow Prize Competition 2016
6. Letters to the Editor - Hessler/Pflederer
7. Essay to the Editor - Ostrich and Lenox Globes, with response -
8. Antiquarian Map Acquisition and Sales: Panel Discussion, April 16,
2015, by Leigh Lockwood
9. WMS Annual Business Meeting, April 16, 2015, by Hal Meinheit
10. WMS 36th Annual Dinner, May 14, 2015, by J.C. McElveen
11. Spotlight on the WMS Membership - Louise Baptiste, Bob Hansen, Bron
12. Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander
AUTHORS OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
MERVE SENEM ARKAN is a PhD student in her final year in the History of
Cartography Department of Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, where
she works under the supervision of Dr. Zsolt Török. Her current research
interest is in urban maps of Cyprus between sixteenth to nineteenth
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.
DENNIS GURTZ, a long time collector of maps and prints of Washington D.C.,
Maryland and Virginia, is a past president of the Washington Map Society.
JOHN HESSLER is Curator, J.I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology of the
Early Americas and Specialist in Modern Cartography and Geographic
Information Sciences, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
ALEXANDER JOHNSON is the co-proprietor of Antiquariat Daša Pahor (
<http://www.pahor.de> www.pahor.de), a specialist dealer in antiquarian
maps. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Exeter, England.
BERT JOHNSON is a past president of WMS who writes often about the
cartography of Greece and the Mediterranean.
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
LEIGH LOCKWOOD is Webmaster of the WMS, and a frequent contributor to "The
J.C. McELVEEN is past president of the Washington Map Society.
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
RYAN MOORE is a Cartographic Specialist at the Geography & Map Division of
the Library of Congress. He has an interest in maps from World War I and
maps of Korea.
RICHARD PFLEDERER, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "The
Portolan," is a frequent contributor to the journal. He is the author of
several reference books on the subject of Portolan charts, the latest
"Finding Their Way at Sea: the Story of Portolan Charts, the Cartographers
who Drew Them and the Mariners who Sailed by Them."
BARRY RUDERMAN is the owner of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps --
RareMaps.com -- located in La Jolla, California.
THOMAS SANDER is editor of "The Portolan".
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. She earned her PhD in the
interdisciplinary program Media, Art, & Text at Virginia Commonwealth
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,
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/
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Web Site below. For further information, contact John Docktor at
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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
check or PayPal. Issues 65 and earlier are available at a lower cost. A
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ordering the current or past Portolans.
NOTICE: The Portolan business office will be closed from September 26 -
October 26, 2015.
Thomas F. Sander
Editor, 'The Portolan'
Washington Map Society
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