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Are you interested in helping with the work of
the Society? If so, in what capacity?
Speak at a WMS meeting Supporting and Promoting
Topic: Map Collecting,
Write a Portolan article Cartography,
Topic: and the Study of
The Society’s logo is one of the earliest pub-
Review a Book lished versions of Pierre L’Enfant’s “Plan of Cartographic History
Serve as a WMS Board Member/Officer the City of Washington” (1792). The original
Help with the Portolan or Ristow Prize is housed in the Library of Congress, Geogra-
phy and Map Division, Washington, DC, as are
Other: originals of the maps pictured above.
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The Washington Map Society is a non-profit or-
Thank You for Your Participation ! ganization, chartered in the District of Columbia.
ers WMS and cartography related events Washington Map Society
around the world, and a listing and reviews MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
of recent publications.
The Washington Map Society was
founded in 1979 and has grown to its cur-
rent membership of nearly 400. Interest in
maps is the only membership requirement.
Current members comprise collectors, HOME PHONE:
scholars, cartographers, geographers, librari-
ans, archivists, curators, surveyors, teachers, The Ristow Prize, which includes a cash WORK PHONE:
and many who just love to learn about maps award, is offered annually by the Washing-
and the history that surrounds them. Society ton Map Society for an outstanding research CELL PHONE:
members come from and live all over the paper in cartographic history. The winning
globe. paper is published in the Portolan. Walter EMAIL:
W. Ristow was an eminent cartographic his- PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE THE REVERSE SIDE
WMS Activities: torian, a former chief of the Library of Con- OF THIS APPLICATION
gress Geography and Map Division, and a
Meetings are held monthly from September founding member of the WMS.
through May, normally in the Reading DUES (see rates below) $
Room of the Library of Congress. Speakers Differences reflect mailing costs for The Portolan.
An Annual Dinner is held in May with a
address all aspects of cartography and his- speaker on some aspects of maps or carto- United States
tory, presenting their research and accumu- $37 for 1 year ; $72 for 2 years ; $105 for 3 years
lated years of knowledge. Typically, rele- Canada:
vant LOC maps and materials are available $42 for 1 year ; $82 for 2 years; $120 for 3 years
A Comprehensive Internet Site provides
for examination. up-to-date info about WMS with links to Rest of the World:
$56 for 1 year ; $110 for 2 years; $162 for 3 years
Field Trips provide behind-the-scenes ac- other cartography sites around the world:
cess to map related events and map collec- www.washmap.org
tions in the Washington, DC area and Please pay by check or money order, in U.S.
nearby locations. dollars, payable to the Washington Map Soci-
ety. International members may use PayPal;
The Portolan, the WMS journal, is interna- see http://www.paypal.washmap.org
tional in scope, scholarly in content and
used by universities and libraries throughout Please mail application and payment to:
the world. Issued to members three times a John Docktor
year, it contains feature articles on carto- 3100 N Highway A1A PHA1
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