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Southeast Asian map expert and WMS member Hal Meinheit to speak at Library of Congress on February 25.  Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE for very interesting artice about WMS member Joseph Schiro of Malta, owner of a treasure trove of maps and paper restorer by profession.

Digital version The Portolan issue #106 now available on-line by logging into "For WMS Only Members" at left.  Not a member?  Click HERE to join.

ON DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 21, 2020 - Map Exhibit.  Ithaca NY.    Latitude: Persuasive Cartography from the PJ Mode Collection . The collection of more than 800 maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send a message - rather than to communicate geographic information is housed at Cornell. Highlights from the collection can be seen at Rare Book Library, Cornell University Library.  PJ Mode is a longtime member of the Washington Map Society, and his article on this topic appeared in The Portolan, Issue 100 (Winter 2017).  See Photos in For WMS Members Only, Photo Galleries (at left).

Click HERE for updated Recent Publications 2007-2019.

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Ristow Prize 2019:  The winner of this year’s Ristow Prize is Andrew J. Rhodes, M.A. with Highest Distinction from the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, for "The Geographical President: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Used Maps to Make and Communicate Strategy." Click HERE for this and the name of the Honorable Mention selectee.

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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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The Washington Map 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.

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