[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 95: FOUND: A Donckers Sea Atlas. FOUND: an early state Henry map of Virginia. Legal actions based on maps. And more.

Thomas Sander sanderva at erols.com
Fri Mar 11 23:39:48 CET 2016

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 Spring 2016 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 95  (Spring 2016)
Issue 95 (Spring 2016), consisting of 88 pages, was published in March 2016
and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in good standing
of the Washington Map Society.  Copies are available for purchase.


JASON HUBBARD and FREDERIK MULLER describe a FOUND 1714 Donckers sea atlas.
JAY LESTER, with thanks to BILL WOOLDRIDGE, reveals an earlier state of the
1770 John Henry map of Virginia. J.C. McELVEEN describes how maps have been
used in many types of legal proceedings. JAMES GOODE continues a series
highlighting treasures in the Albert H. Small Collection of Washingtoniana.
The late John Wolter and Tom Goodrich are remembered.  Six books are
reviewed. And there is more. 



"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 96 is due for
release in late July 2016.



CONTENTS OF ISSUE 95 – Spring 2016

“Lost and found: Hendrick Doncker II’s Nieuw Groot Zeekaart Boek, Amsterdam,

  by Jason Hubbard and Frederik Muller   

“’Re-stating’ John Henry’s 1770 Map of Virginia.” by Jay Lester, with thanks
to Bill Wooldridge    

“The Use of Maps in Legal Proceedings.”  by J.C. McElveen

“The Albert H. Small Map Collection, Part 2”, 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. 



 <http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=4294987184> Revolution:
Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783 (Reviewer: Erik

Malta Map Society Journal – 1st edition (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)  

 <http://www.cambridgescholars.com/a-world-of-innovation> A World of
Innovation – Cartography in the Time of Gerhard Mercator (Reviewer: Edward

British Historic Towns Atlas – Volume IV – Windsor and Eton (Reviewer: Henry

 <http://www.phaidon.com/mapbook/> Map: Exploring the World (Reviewer: Sandy

 <http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/metropolis-9781844862207/> Metropolis –
Mapping the City (Reviewer: John Fondersmith)  



1.     Washington Map Society Meetings:  March – May 2016

2.     Exhibitions and Meetings 

3.     Map Site Seeing 

4.     Ristow Prize Competition 2016

5.     Remembering John Amadeus Wolter (1925-2015), by Ralph Ehrenberg

6.     Thomas (Ottoman Tom) Goodrich (1927-2015)

7.     Spotlight on the WMS Membership – Ky Kylander, Nancy Miller, Bill

8.     Cartographic Notes by Thomas Sander





RALPH EHRENBERG is Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.

CASSANDRA BRITT FARRELL is Senior Map Archivist at the Library of Virginia
in Richmond.

JOHN FONDERSMITH, AICP, is an urban planner with a long interest in maps and
images, especially those related to the planning and development of cities.

ERIK GOLDSTEIN has been Curator of Mechanical Arts and Numismatics at the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation since 2002.  

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

JASON HUBBARD has collected maps for several decades; been published in
“Imago Mundi” and written a number of articles for both the printed as well
as the web version of “Map Forum”; and authored “Japoniæ Insvlæ: The Mapping
of Japan”.

BERT JOHNSON is a past president of WMS and a frequent reviewer in “The

EDWARD KIRSCH, a collector of 16th century maps, practices government
contracts law in a private Washington D.C. firm.

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
Cartographic Vision.”

JAY LESTER, a founder of the William P. Cumming Map Society, focuses
primarily on maps pertaining to North Carolina.

J.C. McELVEEN is a retired lawyer and map collector who has used maps in a
number of his own cases.  

FREDERIK MULLER is an antiquarian book and map seller, based in the

THOMAS SANDER is editor of “The Portolan”.

HENRY (Harry) STEWARD is an emeritus professor at the Graduate School of
Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

WILLIAM WOOLDRIDGE is the author of “Mapping Virginia: From the Age of
Exploration to the Civil War” (University of Virginia Press, 2012).


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 authors.

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/
subscriptions are available; the annual cost is reduced if a multiple year
membership is chosen – see web site.  All non-US address copies of the
journal are sent airmail; the US Postal Service no longer offers a surface
option.  Payment is accepted in US dollars only. Payment may be made via
PayPal for membership/subscriptions and back issues.   Membership/
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
check or PayPal.  Issues 65 and earlier are available at a lower cost. A
discount is given for orders of multiple issues. See
http://www.washmapsociety.org/Purchase-of-Back-Issues.htm for details on
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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