We are excited to celebrate the publication 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.

Join us ONLINE for a series of virtual events and be sure to check out our Spring 2021 Video Series!

All events are free and open to the public, but most require registration. Visit the links to learn more and register for these events. All times are CST.

April 2021

Presentations by Matthew H. Edney
  • April 15: The History of Cartography: Celebration of Volume 4, Cartography in the European Enlightenment, Chicago Map Society, with Mary Pedley, 6:00 p.m. (link to register)
  • April 21: What’s a Portrait Doing on this Map? Reinterpreting Captain John Smith and His Map of New England, Wednesday Nite @ The Lab, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 7:00–8:15 p.m. (link to register)
  • April 23: Mapping before, and without, ‘Cartography,’ Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 3:30 p.m. (link to join)

Past Events

Virtual Discover Series, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Mary Sponberg Pedley and Matthew H. Edney
  • March 9: (Part I) The Building Blocks for Creating an Encyclopedia, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
  • March 16: (Part II) The Minutiae behind Mapmaking, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
  • March 23: (Part III) Digitization and Cartography Research, 4:00–5:00 p.m.April 2021

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 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.

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