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- History of Cartography
The first volume of the History of Cartography was
published in 1987 and the three books that constitute Volume Two
appeared over the following eleven years. In 1987 the worldwide web
did not exist, and since 1998 book publishing has gone through a
revolution in the production and dissemination of work. Although the
large format and high quality image reproduction of the printed
books are still well-suited to the requirements for the publishing
of maps, the online availability of material is a boon to scholars
and map enthusiasts.
On the web site the University of Chicago
Press is pleased to present the first three volumes of the History
of Cartography in PDF format. Navigate to the PDFs from the
left column. Each chapter of each book is a single PDF. The search
box on the left allows searching across the content of all the PDFs
that make up the first six books.
International Documentation of cartographical literature
Since 2007 the map department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin has
made available online the Bibliographia Cartographica (BC), a
database listing international scientific literature relating to
cartography. The database was created in 1989 in consultation with
the working group Bibliography of cartographical literature
(Bibliographie des kartographischen Schrifttums) of the German
Cartographic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie -
DGfK). Currently, the BC online lists c. 32 000 articles,
published in journals, multi-author works and serials, as well as
5 600 monographs relating to cartography. About 1 500 new
titles are added every year. Around 162 international journals are
regularly indexed. The BC also provides links to open access online
The last printed version of the BC, volume 34, was published in
2012. Scientific literature published later than 2006 has only been
included in the online version, literature published before 1989
should be searched for in the printed editions of the BC.
Europeana Maps and Geography
Europeana Maps and Geography explores maps, the history of
cartography, geography and geographical discoveries. Discover maps,
globes, charts and more from the collections of Europe's museums,
galleries, libraries and archives.
Google Arts & Culture - Carte géographique
Google Arts & Culture - Google Arts & Culture (formerly
Google Art Project) is an online platform through which the public
can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the
initiative’s partner museums.
The Internet Archive
As books become old and begin to fall apart, librarians depend on
micro-form to preserve their content for the future. While microfilm
is perfect for storing and protecting this material, it is a does
not allow for much access. In following its mission to provide
universal access to all human knowledge, the Internet Archive is
teaming up with libraries all over the world to begin digitizing
microfilm and microfiche. The books in this collection are from a
variety of libraries including the University of Chicago Libraries,
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of
Alberta, and the National Technical Information Service. This
service provides an unique opportunity to search for cartography
related books (in pdf format) that are nowadays hard to find.
MapHist is a Forum concerned with any aspect of the making and using
of non-current maps. The Forum is the continuation of the MapHist
MapHistory - The History of Cartography
The gateway to the history of cartography. Old maps, early maps —
non-current maps in general — are the subject of this site. Use
this site to find the worthwhile information about old maps, both on
the web and in the real world. The site's 100 pages offer
comment and guidance, and over 3 000 annotated links —
selected for relevance and quality.
Oddens' Bookmarks - The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping (No
longer maintained! Only accessible via Internet Archive Wayback
This portal site has over 22 500 cartographic links, from map
sellers to cartographic collections, from geographical societies to
libraries with maps from all over the world. Also offers lists with
cartography related exhibitions and events.
Old Maps Online
The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical
maps in libraries around the world.
It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps
across numerous different collections via a geographical search.
Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and
narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map
image on the website of the host institution.
OldMapsOnline has been created by a collaboration between The Great
Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of
Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland.
Wikimedia - Wikiversity:Kartensammlung
Anciennes cartes topographiques
A list of resources by Claude Trudel. In French with references from
all over the world.