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The Portolan, issue 97, Winter 2016, published

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.
This thrice-yearly journal with articles on maps, the history of cartography, and exploration is the only journal of its kind in the Americas.
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.

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