The Washington Map Society is pleased to announce that Justin T. Dellinger, a PhD. candidate at the University of Texas, Arlington, has been selected as the winner of the 2013.
Ristow Prize in the history of cartography. His paper is entitled 'La Balise: A Transimperial Focal Point' and centers on a port at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the 17th centuries. 'La Balise' will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Portolan. Galia Halpern, a PhD. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, received Honorable Mention for her essay, 'Fantasies of Plenitude: The Textual and Graphic Space of India in the Middle Ages.'