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The office of the Portolan Editor will be closed from September 26 to October 26, 2016.

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 September 25, 2015] Click HERE for latest meeting info and added October 29 reception.

The business office of The Portolan will be closed from September 26 through October 26. Inquiries and orders for back issues will be handled upon reopening on October 27.

(Updated September 7, 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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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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