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The History of Cartography, Volume Four: Cartography in the European Enlightenment Book Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/embed/qwkSCOEfDOM?start=ClementsLibrary
Testing and Tracking: How Maps Visualize Science
https://www.youtube.com/embed/GxwK0YD3a68?start=HistoryofCartographyProject
World Maps in the European Enlightenment
https://www.youtube.com/embed/613Cs4rVpB4?start=ChicagoMapSociety
The History of Cartography at the Chicago Map Society
https://www.youtube.com/embed/I3IEJXzSyb4
Mapping Maine: The Land and Its Peoples, 1677–1842
https://www.youtube.com/embed/cNH4DsYmvGk
Mapping Before, and Without, Cartography
https://www.youtube.com/embed/MCiS3_5cKwE
What’s a Portrait Doing on this Map? Reinterpreting Captain John Smith and His Map of New England
https://www.youtube.com/embed/I7qgi7r_nFY
Positive Geography in the European Enlightenment
https://www.youtube.com/embed/4z2VLZkdxgE?start=BodleianLibraries
Map Readings: Matthew Edney's Cartography: The Ideal and Its History

The History of Cartography, Volume Four: Cartography in the European Enlightenment Book Trailer

The History of Cartography Project is excited to introduce The History of Cartography in the European Enlightenment.

Testing and Tracking: How Maps Visualize Science

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.

World Maps in the European Enlightenment

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.

The History of Cartography at the Chicago Map Society

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.

Mapping Maine: The Land and Its Peoples, 1677–1842

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

Mapping Before, and Without, Cartography

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

What’s a Portrait Doing on this Map? Reinterpreting Captain John Smith and His Map of New England

Dr. Matthew Edney • April 21, 2021

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Positive Geography in the European Enlightenment

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.

Map Readings: Matthew Edney's Cartography: The Ideal and Its History

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)