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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 highlights resources for Cartography of the United States of America.

Cartography is the production and study of maps and charts. It is a system of information which is used to communicate something of the real world to other people; the map is a model, to be decoded by the map reader; see Lloyd (1989) AAAG 79, 1.

Mayhew, S. (2015). Cartography. In A Dictionary of Geography. : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 7 Nov. 2016.

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