Matthew Edney has just posted his annual list of books on all aspects of map history published in the last year. There are also some books from 2021 and 2022.
Link to the list.
Matthew Edney is Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, University of Southern Maine, and Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on the history of cartography.
Mapping the Congo Basin, the BIMCC’s annual conference, was held last 2/12. You will find here the PDF of Marc Dassier's paper which he was unable to finish due to lack of time. It's a precious testimony of Belgian colonial history, illustrated with documents from the speaker’s family archives.
Oculi Mundi is now live - the digital home of The Sunderland Collection of maps and atlases. We are activating this private collection for enjoyment and study. It comprises world maps, celestial maps, atlases and globes, from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
Oculi Mundi contains high-resolution images of the collection items, along with descriptions and reference material. The 'Explore' mode is for browsing, whereas the 'Research' mode is for quicker access to a specific item and more detailed catalogue information. Additional features and content will be rolled out over time.
Explore it here
Imago Mundi is a fully-refereed, English-language journal founded in 1935. It is the only international, interdisciplinary and scholarly journal solely devoted to the study of early maps in all their aspects. Full-length articles, with abstracts in English, French, German and Spanish, deal with the history and interpretation of non-current maps and mapmaking in any part of the world. Imago Mundi also publishes shorter articles that communicate significant new findings or new opinions. All articles are fully illustrated.
Calafia, the Journal of the California Map Society, mailed twice a year to all the members. A publication that brings to the reader a wide range of mapping articles and news, from contributors both here and abroad.
Calafia, the name of the Society's Journal, was a fictional warrior queen who ruled over a kingdom of Black women living on the mythical Island of California.
e-Perimetron is a pluralist peer reviewed international journal which does not obey any particular ideological, theoretical or methodological approach in dealing with humanistic, artistic, scientific and technological issues related to map history and cartographic heritage in the large.
The IMCoS Journal is a quarterly publication. It includes a wide range articles on the history of cartography addressing Western, Asian and Arabic mapping practices; its scope is designed to interest our worldwide membership.
The Portolan is the journal of the Washington Map Society; it furthers the purpose of the Society “to support and promote map collecting, cartography and the study of cartographic history.” The Portolan, the largest and most-widely distributed publication of its kind in the Americas, is issued three times per year, in the Spring/Summer, the Fall and Winter.
Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by Matthew H. Edney and Mary S. Pedley, volume 4 of The History of Cartography (Chicago, 2019) is now online for free. The Press has added the volume to the other volumes of the series already online for free public access (1–3 and 6).
Go to https://press.uchicago.edu/books/HOC/index.html to access all the volumes.
Cartography in the European Enlightenment explores all aspects of mapping in the long eighteenth century (1650-1800) in Europe, Europe's overseas empires and trading companies, in Russia, and in the Ottoman Empire. It is arranged by major mapping practices (geographical mapping, property mapping, marine charting, etc.) and by major communities of map consumers (military, civil government, the emergent public). It is the starting point for anyone seeking to learn more about mapping at a time when maps served as a foundational metaphor for the organization of knowledge.