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The History of Cartography Project is excited to introduce The History of Cartography in the European Enlightenment.
Dr. Mary Pedley is Assistant Curator of Maps at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
View the "Planisphere terrestre" in the Clements Library Image Bank.
How did Europeans map the world between 1650 and 1800? Cartography in the European Enlightenment, Volume Four of The History of Cartography, offers a new perspective on the history of the world map and its many variations.
Volume Four editors Matthew Edney and Mary Pedley address the Chicago Map Society. They discuss the importance of the History of Cartography series, the making of Volume Four, and the meaning of cartography and mapmaking in the European Enlightenment.
Dr. Matthew H. Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine and Director of the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Washington Map Society, January 5, 2021
This talk features maps from an exhibit at the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine. You can view the exhibit at https://oshermaps.org/exhibitions/maine-bicentennial
Matthew Edney presents the Yi-Fu Tuan lecture in the Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He discusses how the concept of cartography began and looks at different approaches to mapmaking.
April 23, 2021
Dr. Matthew Edney • April 21, 2021
Wednesday Nite @ The Lab, University of Wisconsin–Madison
One of the most prominent mapmakers in the European Enlightenment was Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Learn more about his approach to mapmaking, known as critical or positive geography, as explored by Cartography in the European Enlightenment, Volume 4 of The History of Cartography.
The Oxford Series in Cartography presents Map Readings: Cartography: The Ideal and Its History
Matthew Edney (University of Southern Maine / History of Cartography Project) in conversation with Elizabeth Baigent (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)