[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 97: The Modern National Atlas; Academic Cartography at the University of Vienna; Bishop Taberd's map of Vietnam; Early mapping of Newfoundland; and more.

Thomas Sander sanderva at erols.com
Tue Nov 15 19:41:53 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 Winter 2016 issue recently published
and mailed.   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 97  (Winter 2016)
Issue 97 (Winter 2016), consisting of 84 pages, was published in November
2016  and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in good
standing of the Washington Map Society.  Copies are available for purchase.


JOHN RENNIE SHORT explores the modern national atlas.  PETRA SVATEK
discusses academic cartography at the University of Vienna from 1848-1900.
HAROLD MEINHEIT explores an 1838 map of Vietnam by Bishop Jean-Louis Taberd
being used in national disputes today over the Paracel Islands.  GUNNAR
THOMPSON proposes new information about the North Atlantic, and especially
Newfoundland.  JAMES GOODE concludes a four-part series highlighting
treasures in the Albert H. Small Collection of Washingtoniana.  BERT JOHNSON
provides an early look at the coming July 2017 International Conference on
the History of Cartography.   And there is more.



"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 98 is due for
release in late March 2017.



CONTENTS OF ISSUE 97 - Winter 2016

"The Modern National Atlas"   by John Rennie Short

"Medicine - Archaeology - Geography: Academic Cartography at the University
of Vienna 1848-1900"   by Petra Svatek

"The Bishop's Map - Vietnamese and Western Cartography Converge "   by
Harold E. Meinheit 

"Newfoundland's "Circle Island Group:" Gateway to Legendary Fortunes in
Early North Atlantic Commerce and the Northwest Passage"    by Gunnar

"The Albert H. Small Map Collection, Part 4"   by James M. Goode

"27th ICHC - Brazil - July 2017"    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. 



Abraham Ortelius 1527-1598  <http://www.orteliusmaps.com/> - Life, Works,
Sources and Friends (Reviewer: Fredric Shauger)



1.     President's Winter 2016 Letter

2.     Winners Announced, Ristow Prize Competition 2016

3.     Washington Map Society Meetings:  December 2016 - March 2017    

4.     Exhibitions and Meetings

5.     Map Site Seeing 

6.     Ristow Prize Competition 2017

7.     Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

8.     Spotlight on the WMS Membership - Kevin Brown, Leah Thomas, Leslie




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

BERT JOHNSON is a past president of WMS.  He has attended the last nine
ICHC's and looks forward to Belo Horizonte.

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."

DR. PETRA SVATEK is a member of the Department of History, University of
Vienna, Austria.  

HAROLD E. MEINHEIT is a former American diplomat who spent much of his
career in Asia, including Vietnam.  He is currently secretary of the
Washington Map Society.

THOMAS SANDER is editor of "The Portolan" and a Past President of the
Washington Map Society and the Society for the History of Discoveries.

FREDRIC SHAUGER is President Emeritus of the New York Map Society. This is
his fourth book review in "The Portolan".

DR. JOHN RENNIE SHORT is Professor in the School of Public Policy at
University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. He has published on a wide
variety of subjects and is a frequent contributor to academic journals

DR. GUNNAR THOMPSON is Chief Archaeologist at the New World Discovery
Institute in Seattle. 


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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.
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Current/Past Copies: Copies of 'The Portolan' beginning with issue 66 cost
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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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