The History of Cartography Project is a research, editorial, and publishing venture whose major work is the multi-volume History of Cartography series.

The Project was founded in 1981 by David Woodward and J. B. Harley. They envisioned an ambitious multi-volume reference work that would examine the social production and consumption of maps across cultures from prehistoric origins to the twentieth century.

Learn more about our excellent team of editors working to bring the final volumes of the series to fruition.

Read about the writers who have contributed their expertise to the Project.