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2 live in New Mexico
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Tom Sander, Editor of the WMS journal The Portolan for over 20 years, has been elected by the Society for the History of Discoveries(SHD)to their 2015 honor roll as a Fellow of the Society. The honor was bestowed on Tom at the recent SHD annual meeting in London.

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.  Click HERE for more Society information.

[Updated July 29, 2015] Click HERE for latest meeting info.

(Updated June 23, 2015.  This is a not-to-be-missed section)  During these quiet Summer months, click HERE to read the almost two dozen articles uniquely supplied to the WMS by Eliane Dotson of Old World Auctions.  The topics range from practical collecting advice to symbolism on maps to interesting historic perspectives.

Important Updates:

Click HERE for John Docktor's frequently updated exhibits and meetings pages containing a wealth of worldwide information on events of cartographic interest.

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Follow The Library of Congress G&M Division on Twitter, click HERE.

The discovery of the oldest surviving engraved globe to show the New World was announced in August 2013 in The Portolan, a journal published by the Washington Map Society, in its Fall 2013 issue (#87). This globe was formed by the joining of two halves of ostrich eggs.  To see the globe, click HERE.  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.

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