“…one of the most sweeping academic undertakings of a generation.”—National Endowment for the Humanities, https://50.neh.gov/projects/history-of-cartography/

“An important scholarly enterprise, the History of Cartography…is the most ambitious overview of map making ever undertaken….People come to know the world the way they come to map it—through their perceptions of how its elements are connected and of how they should move among them. This is precisely what the series is attempting by situating the map at the heart of cultural life and revealing its relationship to society, science, and religion….It is trying to define a new set of relationships between maps and the physical world that involve more than geometric correspondence. It is in essence a new map of human attempts to chart the world.”—Edward Rothstein, New York Times

“It is permitted to few scholars both to extend the boundaries of their field of study and to redefine it as a discipline. Yet that is precisely what The History as a whole is doing.”—Paul Wheatley, Imago Mundi

“A major scholarly publishing achievement.…We will learn much not only about maps, but about how and why and with what consequences civilizations have apprehended, expanded, and utilized the potential of maps.”—Josef W. Konvitz, Isis

“Ie carte de l’Europe 1754,” from Jean Palairet, Atlas méthodique (London: J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1755). 49 cm. × 57 cm. Detail at right. Courtesy of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

Volume 6 Reviews

Black, Jeremy. Journal of European Studies 45, no. 5 (2015)
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Black, Jeremy. Journal of World History, 27, no. 1 (2016)
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Dodge, Martin. Imago Mundi, 69, no. 1 (2017)
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Eades, Gwilym. Cartographic Journal, 53, no. 1 (2016)
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Freitag, Ulrich. Kartographische Nachrichten, 66, no. 3 (2016)
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Haines, Elizabeth. Journal of Historical Geography (2016)
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Hennig, Benjamin. Globe, no. 78 (2015)
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Laskow, Sarah. AtlasObscura.com (2015)
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Schröder, Iris. H-Net Review, (2016)
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Seemann, Jörn. AAG Review of Books, 4, no. 3 (2016)
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Verma, Hentrietta. Library Journal (August 2015)
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Watson, Ruth. IMCoS Journal, no. 144 (2016)
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Zellmer, L. R. Choice 53, no. 6 (2016)
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