Book Review Program


The Portolan

The Portolan has an active book review program. Books received from publishers are evaluated to insure of their interest to the membership of the Washington Map Society. Books should be on topic related to cartography, especially the history of cartography, or map collecting. Once received and approved, the book is provided to a qualified reviewer, either a member of the Society or a person well-qualified on the field addressed in the book. The author provides a review for publication in The Portolan. In appreciation, the reviewer retains the book and is provided several copies of the journal in which the review appears.

To examine the list of past books reviewed, go to the Portolan Index online, and scroll down to “Book/CD Reviews.”

NOTE TO PUBLISHERS: Appropriate books for consideration for review should be sent directly to the journal editor, at:

Editor, The Portolan
Washington Map Society
9501 Burke Road, #10793
Burke VA 22009-0793