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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Leah Thomas  7/31
•   Frank Padberg  7/13
•   Mitchell Weinstein  7/12
•   Witold Nazarewicz  7/6
•   Michael Reagan (Reagan)  6/29
•   Sinclair Sheers  6/26
•   Jeff Lee  6/1
•   Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird  6/1
•   Bert Johnson  5/31
•   Vladimiro Valerio  5/27
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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
15 live in District Of Columbia
7 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
4 live in Illinois
2 live in Maine
20 live in Maryland
4 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
8 live in New York
2 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
3 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Tennessee
4 live in Texas
31 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
2 live 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
210 location unknown


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your webmaster will return on August 3, 2014.  In the interim he will only have occasional email contact.

Click HERE for volunteer opportunity: Special Collections (Maps), DC Public Library.

Important Updates:

  • Click HERE for John Docktor's exhibits and meeting pages updated on August 1, 2014.
  • Click HERE for ongoing Facebook updates by Doug Lyons, Richard Moore, and Jeanne Brown Sander.

Be among the first to see pre-publication announcement of John Delaney's book and cartographic record published concurrently with exhibit "Commemorating the 350th anniversary of the naming of New Jersey, Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888." Click HERE. (Large file, please be patient).  Also see exhibit poster HERE.

Mr. Missinne's research in the Fall 2013 Portolan about the ostrich egg globe made Wired Magazine's "Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of the Year" article, click HERE.  Notice the title quotes "Here Be Dragons" from the globe.  Click HERE for many more press listings. 

(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.

WMS members:  Click HERE for instructions on how to enjoy access to full site including memberhip directory, profiles, photo galleries, and members' Q&A to include collecting, buying, selling, displaying, etc.

Washington Post interviews Dennis Gurtz, collector extraordinare  and former President of Washington Map Society.  Click HERE for full article.

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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