We are pleased to announce the release of Cartography in the European Enlightenment, Volume Four of The History of Cartography.

Order the volume from the University of Chicago Press, and get 20% off with promotional code UCPNEW.

About the Volume

Edited by Matthew H. Edney and Mary Sponberg Pedley, this volume presents 1,651 pages of detailed entries and beautiful illustrations. We have we worked with contributors from around the world in order to bring you this comprehensive work on the art, craft, science, and techniques of maps and mapping between 1650 and 1800.

We are excited to report that the University of Chicago Press released print and e-book editions in Spring 2020. (Delivery to the Press and thus to customers is pending, due to COVID-19.)

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And keep in touch—we will be rescheduling our Volume Four celebrations!

Volume Four Launch Events Postponed

It is with real regret that we must cancel all April and May 2020 book launch events, lectures, and exhibits (see full list below). Although we had hoped to celebrate Volume Four with you in person this spring, another opportunity will come. Please be well, and join us when we reschedule.

CANCELLED: Spring 2020 Volume Four and Cartography Events

  • April 3, 2020 (5:00 PM): UW–Madison Science Expeditions, History of Cartography Project, Science Hall open house
  • April 22, 2020 (7:00 PM): Wednesday Nite @ The Lab, featuring guest speaker Matthew Edney
  • April 24, 2020 (3:30 PM): Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series with Matthew Edney, lecturer
  • April 25, 2020 (4:00–6:00 PM): Shedding New Light on Old Maps: Cartography in the European Enlightenment, presentation by Matthew Edney and Mary Pedley, followed by a reception and map display
  • May 7, 2020 (5:30 PM): Volume Four Launch with the Chicago Map Society at the Newberry Library
  • April 20–May 1, 2020: Small exhibit of Maps in Books of the European Enlightenment, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library