[ISHMap-List] In "The Portolan", Issue 101: Mapping Public Health in Oxford; Germany's 'Tsingtau"; Meriwether Lewis Surveys; Transylvania; Tblisi; and more.

Thomas Sander sanderva at erols.com
Fri Feb 23 22:38:27 CET 2018

Dear members of International Society for the History of the Map (ISHM) and
readers of postings to the ListServ:


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 2018 issue recently published
and mailed.   See  <http://www.washmapsociety.org/TPJ2.htm>
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 101 (SPRING 2018)
Issue 101 (Spring 2018), consisting of 84 pages, was published in February
2018 and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in good
standing of the Washington Map Society.  Copies are available for purchase.


LAUREN KILLINGSWORTH traces the spread of disease in Oxford; this article
won the Washington Map Society's 2017 Ristow Prize.  RYAN MOORE examines the
mapping of a German colony in China.  LORNA HAINESWORTH explains the
surveying done by Meriwether Lewis at Cumberland Gap.  ANDREI NACU looks at
early mapping of central Romania.  GEORGE LOBZHANIDZE shows haw the capital
of the country of Georgia was depicted on early maps. Six books are
reviewed.  And there is more.



"The Portolan" is published three times per year; issue 102 is due for
release in middle August 2018.



CONTENTS OF ISSUE 101 - Spring 2018

"Mapping Public Health In Nineteenth-Century Oxford" by Lauren Killingsworth

"Mapping German "Tsingtau", by Ryan Moore 

"Meriwether Lewis's Survey at Cumberland Gap", by Lorna Hainesworth 

"The first cartographic representations of Transylvania (1325/1330)", by
Andrei Nacu

"Depiction of Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia, on 4th - 18th century European
maps", by Dr. George Lobzhanidze  


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 Leah Thomas. 



the-book-of-maps-volume-1-15th-16th-centuries> Cyprus: The Book of Maps.
Annotated Catalogue of the Printed Maps of Cyprus, Volume 1: 15th-16th
Centuries (Reviewer: Bert Johnson)            

An Architect Paints (Reviewer: Leah Thomas)

 <http://www.metmuseum.ph/previousexhibitions.php> Mapping the Philippine
Seas (Reviewer: Hal Meinheit)   

tml> Remapping Modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961 (Reviewer:
Ryan Moore)

d=1774> Exploring Africa with Ancient Maps (Reviewer: Jocelyn Coulon)

ng=en&cc=us> Oxford Atlas of the World, 24th Edition (Reviewer: John Rennie



1.     President's Spring 2018 Letter

2.     Washington Map Society Meetings:  March - May 2018   

3.     Exhibitions and Meetings

4.     Map Site Seeing 

5.     Ristow Prize Competition 2018

6.     Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography, Oct 19-21, 2017,
by Katherine Perkins

7.     Remembering Barbara McCorkle, by Ed Dahl

8.     Letters to the Editor 

9.     Cartographic Notes, by Thomas Sander

10. Spotlight on the WMS Membership - Mason Goldman, Pierre Joppen, Jonathan

11.  Introducing Leah Thomas, Compiler, Recent Publications   




JOCELYN COULON is a journalist and researcher on peacekeeping and
international affairs. He is a former senior policy advisor to the Canadian
Minister of Foreign affairs. His collection of African maps spans from 1575
up to the beginning of the Twentieth Century.

EDWARD H. DAHL is formerly Early Cartography Specialist, National Archives
of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada).

LORNA HAINESWORTH is an ambassador for the Surveyors Historical Society, the
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, the Maryland National Road
Association, the Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc., the Department of the
Geographer and other such organizations.  She is an independent scholar
studying American history predominantly during the period 1740-1850. 

BERT JOHNSON is a past president of WMS.  His interest in the maps of Greece
and the Hellenic world dates back several decades.

senior at Stanford University, where she studies History and Biology. She is
interested in the role of medical cartography is shaping popular perceptions
of disease and public health, and in the debate between contagionists and
anti-contagionists (or "localists") during the cholera outbreaks of the
mid-nineteenth century.

GEORGE LOBZHANIDZE, PhD, has worked in the field of the cartography of the
country of Georgia for 15 years and has produced several articles and one
monograph, which is the only work that completely covers Georgian
cartography in 16th-8th centuries. 

HAROLD MEINHEIT is a former American diplomat with wide experience in Asia.
A regular contributor to The Portolan, his most recent article, "The
Bishop's Map: Vietnamese and Western Cartography Converge," appeared in the
Winter 2016 issue. He currently serves as Secretary of the Washington Map

RYAN MOORE is a Cartographic Specialist, Geography and Map Division, Library
of Congress, Washington D.C. His earlier articles in this journal: "Mapping
the Ruhr Uprising" (issue 90 - Fall 2014) and "Mapping Over There: The
American Army and Mapping in World War I" (issue 93 (Fall 2015).[i]

ANDREI NACU is a PhD student, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu and
Research Assistant, Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities, Romanian
Academy, Sibiu.

KATHERINE PARKER, is a Research Officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique
Maps Inc. and Administrative Editor, Hakluyt Society.  

ED REDMOND, President of the Washington Map Society, is with the Geography
and Map Division, Library of Congress.

THOMAS SANDER is Editor of "The Portolan"

JOHN RENNIE SHORT is Professor in the School of Public Policy at University
of Maryland Baltimore County. He is a widely published author and publishes
in a wide range of academic journals.  His article "The Modern National
Atlas" appeared in this journal's issue 97 (Winter 2016).

LEAH M. THOMAS 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 University, where she
studied the intersection between cartography and literature of the
eighteenth century. 


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>
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 in the Society and online registration now includes access online
to all current and past issues of "The Portolan."
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
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Current/Past Copies: Copies of 'The Portolan' beginning with issue 66 cost
US$14.00 postpaid for US; $17 postpaid to Canada, and $21 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:  <mailto:sanderva at erols.com> sanderva at erols.com 
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