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The Portolan, Issue 98 (Spring 2017) published

Issue 98 (Spring 2017), consisting of 80 pages, was published in March 2017 and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and members in good standing of the Washington Map Society. Copies are available for purchase.
2016 Ristow Prize Winner Ana del Cid Mendoza explores orientalist cartographies, with emphasis on Granada and the Alhambra in Spain. Matthew B. Gilmore describes the impact of Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted Firm had on the current road system in Washington DC. Cheryl LaRoche uses maps to explain the functioning of the Underground Railroad and routes taken northward by American slaves to escape bondage during the US Civil War. Joseph Schir├▓ traces the pedigree of a fascinating atlas. Bert Johnson shares the most recent news from the upcoming ICHC in Brazil. Ralph Ehrenberg receives tributes on his retirement, and Paulette Hasier, his successor at the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, is introduced and interviewed. There are two book reviews, and more.

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