Map of Arizona

Ruth Taylor, Arizona, in Frank and Ruth Taylor, Our USA: A Gay Geography (1935), from the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine (Gibb Collection). Click on image to see map in high-resolution.

Geography and the Public Sphere
An extended essay on the importance of maps for public debate about everything from art criticism to politics, highlighted in our 2022 Outreach Letter.

Video Library
Featuring original content about Enlightenment cartography and recordings of lectures and presentations that are too good to miss.

Recent Publication: Volume 4
Cartography in the European Enlightenment was published in 2019.

Putting Maps Back into Context
An in-depth look at the importance of the settings in which maps have been made and used, highlighted in our 2021 Outreach Letter.

40-Year Map Project Draws to a Close
Inside UW’s profile of the History of Cartography Project.

The Maps We Play…
An in-depth look at the topic of cartographic games that we highlighted in our 2020 Outreach Letter.