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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Bert Johnson  3/26
•   Bruce Cummins (Cummins)  2/24
•   Manuel Knight (Knight)  2/1
•   Ed Redmond  1/24
•   Peter Roehrich (Roehrich)  1/24
•   Frank Padberg  1/19
•   Leah Thomas  1/11
•   Jerry Bruemmer  1/10
•   Jay Lester  12/22
•   Jeff Lee  12/17
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW



WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Arizona
5 live in California
3 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
11 live in District Of Columbia
5 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
3 live in Illinois
2 live in Maine
19 live in Maryland
3 live in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
3 live in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
7 live in New York
3 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
3 live in Pennsylvania
2 live in Tennessee
3 live in Texas
33 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Alberta
2 live in Ontario
1 lives in Quebec
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Malta
1 lives in Netherlands
1 lives in Switzerland
2 live in United Kingdom
198 location unknown


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please see two newly posted events to be held at Library of Congress G&M Division.  Click HERE for Jay I. Kislak April 9 lecture "Shedding Light on Antiquity:  The Forensic Imaging and Study of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Manuscripts.  Click HERE for May 14-15 Phillips Map Society conference on polar regions.  Please allow a few seconds for the information to load in your browser.

The Washington Map Society supports and promotes map collecting, cartography, and the study of cartographic history.

For latest 2015 meeting information, click HERENEW THIS YEAR!: WMS programs held at the Library of Congress G&M Division will be augmented by special display of rare maps and atlases relevant to the presentation or current events.  Non-members welcome to attend!

See the "Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude" exhibit at the Folger, click HERE.

WMS in 2014 celebrated 35 years serving the map enthusiast community, and the The Portolan journal completed 30 years and 90 issues!!  Click HERE for Bill Stanley's three part series about the history of the WMS.

For a clear image of our logo and some historical background, click HERE.

Click HERE for information the on the 2015 ICHC Meeting in Antwerp.

For info on AAG Annual meeting, click HERE.

Important Updates:

  • Click HERE for John Docktor's exhibits and meeting pages updated two times per week at least.
  • Click HERE for ongoing Facebook updates by Bert Johnson, Doug Lyons, Richard Moore, and Jeanne Brown Sander.

(Ostrich Egg Globe:  For press updates, reprint rights, and image use, click HERE.  To order The Portolan #87 containing this and many other articles, click HERETo join the WMS, click HERE.)

MAJOR DISCOVERY:  OLDEST KNOWN GLOBE TO DEPICT THE NEW WORLD;  

POSSIBLE LINKS TO WORKSHOP OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.

ANNOUNCEMENT MADE IN THE PORTOLAN--JOURNAL OF THE WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY.

(WASHINGTON, DC. August 19, 2013] The discovery of the oldest surviving engraved globe to show the New World was announced today in Washington in The Portolan, a prestigious journal of cartography published by the Washington Map Society, in its Fall 2013 issue (#87).

The Portolan has been posted to all active members of the Society and subscribing institutions.  [Members who have not yet received their copies should allow for occasional USPS delivery delays.]  Order copies of the issue, with this article and more, by clicking HERE.  For more information about this discovery, click HERE.

Click on the Icon to visit the WMS frequently updated Facebook page.

 

WELCOME to the Washington Map Society website. The Society supports and promotes map collecting, cartography, and study of cartographic history through meetings, the Society journal The Portolan, and this website. 

Founded in 1979, the Society has grown tremendously and our membership now includes current and former employees of Federal, state, and private map repositories; collectors with scholarly knowledge gained through years of study; individuals who enjoy selling antique and modern maps; and many members who simply love to learn about or collect maps. Membership is open to anyone who shares these common interests.

Non-WMS members:  You must join the WMS to gain access.  Please click Membership in WMS  for an application and to read about the many benefits.

Following are two wonderful resources for new enthusiasts as well as experienced collectors (compiled by long-time WMS member Joel Kovarsky):

A Condensed Digital Travelers Guide: Web Resources for Map Collectors & Enthusiasts, click HERE.

An Annotated List of Reference Books for the Antiquarian Map Collector, click HERE.

 

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