Work on the History of Cartography Project has been accomplished with funding from both public and private sources, with grants and donations, and with resources and research release time provided by academic institutions.

The National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation provide major grants to the History of Cartography Project, and the series simply would not exist without the great confidence in our efforts that both federal granting agencies have demonstrated.*



Two graduate student project assistants fact check manuscripts and order illustrations, thanks to generous support from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s College of Letters and Science and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

This funding and the long-term viability of the History of Cartography Project depend on additional support from individuals, private foundations, and corporations. Private donations are especially important as they release federal matching funds, as available. Broad support demonstrates that The History of Cartography is a valuable resource, and that completion of the series is eagerly anticipated. Please consider supporting the Project; learn how a gift from you can help.

*Material published by the History of Cartography Project is based on editorial work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0322129, 0322200, 0749511, 0749687, 8812674, 9320895, 9975699, and 9975705. The History of Cartography has also been made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the editors and authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or other sponsors.