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Map History / History of Cartography - THE Gateway to the Subject
Welcome to a page devoted to a SINGLE GLOBAL SUBJECT - the history of cartography or the study of early maps. The page is aimed at anyone, whether specialist or browser, who is potentially interested in non-current maps and wants to know how to find out more about them. If you take any action as a result of this page please mention this server, IHR-Info. The aim is to make this THE gateway to the subject. It comprises both a GENERAL GUIDE to the various aspects of map history and LINKS TO RELEVANT WEB SITES. There are no images. This is one of the few nationally-funded, subject-based gateways on the Internet.
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Antique Maps and Prints
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history of cartography
Tony Campbell, British Library Map Library. 'Map history', more formally the 'history of cartography', is now an established academic discipline. Its concern is with non-current maps produced in, or of, any part of the world. Its practitioners come largely from history, geography or librarianship but the diverse purposes of early maps and the varied interpretations to which they lend themselves means that the history of cartography is a multi-disciplinary subject. Map collectors, and their societies, are also making a significant contribution. Its activities are relevant to historians interested in art, geography, ideas, literature, science, surveying, town planning, and many other subjects besides. Indeed, it is hard to think of any aspect of history for which maps are wholly irrelevant. As a result, an increasing amount of work in this field is being done by those who would not consider themselves historians of cartography.
Maps, Views, Cartographic Reference & pre-1900 Atlases
Historic maps of theNetherlands; website Groningen University.
An Exhibition of Maps and Navigational Instruments,
on View in the Tracy W. McGregor Room, Alderman Library, University of Virginia. This is a digital version of an exhibit held in the Special Collections Department from July 10, 1995 through September 26, 1995 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Society. The exhibition shows the evolution of cartographic knowledge of North America up to the time that Lewis and Clark set out on their exploratory journey. Most of the materials in the exhibition are from the map collections of the Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History.
University of Texas at Austin. The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (PCL 1.306) holds more than 230,000 maps covering every area of the world. Many items in the collection are listed in UTCAT, the UT Libraries Online Catalog. Most items in the collection have bibliographic records available in the UT Libraries Online Catalog. The Map Collection staff is working to add online records for every map, atlas, and gazetteer in the collection. The Map Collection holds numerous state, national, thematic and historical atlases.
Spezialsammlung fuer topographische und thematische Landkarten.
University Library of Berne. The Ryhiner map collection is one of the most valuable and considerable collections of the world. It consists of more than 15,000 maps, charts, plans and views from the 16th to the 18th century, covering the whole globe. Together with the 20,000 manuscript maps of the Public Records Office, the Canton of Berne owns not only a local, but a worldwide geographical memory. It's our duty to preserve this cultural heritage and make it accessible. Work on this project will last for four and a half years (1993-1997) and include conservation, microfilming and building up a generally accessible catalog.
University of Bern. Kurze Einführung in die Kartensammlung der Bibliothek.
Bodleian Library. The Map Room houses the world's seventh largest collection of maps. Well over one million sheet maps and 20,000 atlases are available to readers. The collections include early examples of cartography, such as the fourteenth century Gough Map, portolan charts, estate maps and many atlases. All British publishers are legally obliged to deposit copies of their maps in the Bodleian, so the Map Room has one of the most comprehensive collections of Ordnance Survey maps in existence.
National Library of Austria. ("Die Kartensammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek wurde 1906 eröffnet, doch wurden an der kaiserlichen Hofbibliothek in Wien schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert auch Landkarten gesammelt. Nach dem Ende des Ersten Weltkrieges erfolgte durch die Übernahme von Karten, Atlanten und geographisch-topographischen Ansichten (Städte- und Landschafts-bilder) aus der ehemaligen habsburgischen Familien-Fidei-Kommiß-Bibliothek (FKB, Fid.), der ehemaligen Sammlung des Albert von Sachsen-Teschen (Alb.) und des Militärgeographischen Instituts (MGI) eine entscheidende Bestandsvermehrung. Während der Zwischenkriegszeit setzte der planmäßige Ausbau der sogenannten "Vues"-Sammlung (Ansichten) ein. 1956 erfolgte die Öffnung des Globenmuseums, das weltweit einzigartig ist. Bald kamen zu den wertvollen hauseigenen Beständen auch Geschenke von anderen Instituten und Privatleuten. Heute umfaßt die Kollektion 250 Exponate (Erd- und Himmelsgloben, Mond- und Marsgloben, Armillarsphären und Tellurien) sowie eine Reihe von Reliefdarstellungen, v.a. von Gebieten der ehemaligen Donaumonarchie. Das Museum präsentiert die weltweit zweitgrößte Sammlung von vor 1850 entstandenen Globen. Mittlerweile wurde die Kollektion auch durch einen gedruckten Katalog erschlossen.")
from Hartmann Schedel in 1493 to the 1993 exhibition "Finland 500 years on the map of Europe" (" Finland is mentioned for the first time on a printed map of Europe in the work Liber Chronicarum published in 1493 by Hartman Schedel. On a map of Scandinavia published half a century later a hundred place names in Finland were already known. The Grand Duchy of Finland as a part of the Swedish realm became known to the Europeans in the middle of the 17th century and scientifically accurate maps became known at the end of the 18th century.")
cartes, plans, globes francais et etranges conserves aus Departement des Cartes et plans de la BN de France.
at the HARGRETT LIBRARY, Athens, Georgia.
University of California in Berkeley. (The primary collection of maps and cartographic materials is the Map Collection of the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This collection is currently located in room 40, Giannini Hall. It is scheduled to physically merge with the Earth Sciences collection sometime in 1996-97, and will then be located on the ground floor of McCone Hall. There are other locations within the Library system which collect maps. Original rare and manuscript maps are housed in The Bancroft Library, except those in East Asian languages which are housed in the East Asian Library. Geologic maps are mainly housed with the Earth Sciences collection in McCone Hall. Many maps can also be found in books and periodicals throughout the library.)
University of Wisconsin. (A research, editorial, and publishing endeavor drawing international attention to the history of maps and mapping. The Project's major work is a multi-volume illustrated book series titled The History of Cartography, published by the University of Chicago Press. First funded in 1981 by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Project brings together scholars in the arts, sciences, and humanities under the direction of David Woodward, Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin. By considering previously ignored aspects of map history, such as ideological patronage and religious symbolism, the Project has encouraged a broader view of maps and has had a profound impact on many related fields of study.)
Pennsylvania. Hundreds of rare 15th to 19th century maps. ("Old brick walls and large wood beamed ceilings frame the setting for our 7,500 square foot display area. Hundreds of original 16th to 19th century antique maps are beautifully displayed. The Museum is the first in the world fully devoted to the display and sale of original works of the masters of cartography. You will be able to closely examine the works of Schedel, Munster, Ortelius, Mercator, Blaeu, Hondius, and many others. The Museum is nestled in the heart of Amish country in the community of Lititz, Pennsylvania.")

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