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Cartography/History of Cartography

This research guide will help you find books, print journals and other resources about Cartography. Cartography studies the history of maps and mapmaking and interpretation of maps.


This page looks more at History depicted in maps rather than the history of Cartography. There are hundreds of historical atlases in our collection. However, not all are trying to show history. The aim of this page is to highlight those publications which emphasize history.

A subject heading you can use in the online catalog follows:

Selected book titles

A selected list of historical atlases

GIS and History