Mapping the World: An Illustrated History of Cartography   Books about Maps, Cartography, and GIS

Here is an alphabetical list of books about Maps, Mapmaking, Mapping, Cartography, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and Map Collecting, including Map Atlases, compiled by a librarian, that are currently available. Click on the image or title for additional information and availability (purchases are provided by The list is frequently updated; so check back often.


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Books about Maps & Cartography

Aerial Mapping: Methods and Applications     American Cities: Historic Maps And Views     Antique Maps     Apollo's Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western  Imagination     An Atlas of Rare City Maps: Comparative Urban Design, 1830-1842

Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians (Vol. 3)     Basic Essentials. Map and Compass     Be Expert with Map and Compass     Bushmanders and Bullwinkles: How Politicians Manipulate Electronic Maps and Census Data to Win Elections     Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations     Cartographic Mexico: A History Of State Fixations And Fugitive Landscapes

Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed     Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America     Cartography     Changing Faces, Changing Places: Mapping Southern Californians     Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps     Charting the Inland Seas: A History of the U.S. Lake Survey

Chicago in Maps: 1612 to 2002     Chinese Maps: Images of 'All Under Heaven'     Civil Drafting Technology     The Commerce of Cartography: Making and Marketing Maps in Eighteenth-Century France and England     Datums and Map Projections

Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America     Early Mapping of the Pacific: Including Australia and New Zealand     Elements of Cartography     Else Where: Mapping     The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales 1595-1918: A Cartographic Analysis and Electronic Catalogue

Envisioning the City: Six Studies in Urban Cartography     Erikson, Eskimos and Columbus: Medieval European Knowledge of America     Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections     Framework for the World

The Gallery of Maps in the Vatican     General Maps of Persia 1477 - 1925     Geography, Cartography and Nautical Science in the Renaissance     Geologic Maps: A Practical Guide to the Preparation and Interpretation of Geologic Maps     Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps

The Gough Map: The Earliest Road Map of Great Britain     Great Maps Of The Civil War: Pivotal Battles and Campaigns...     Historic Maritime Maps: Used for Historic Exploration 1290-1699     Historical Atlas of the North Pacific Ocean: Maps of Discovery and Scientific Exploration, 1500 - 2000     Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery: British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon

Historical Maps of World War I     The History of Cartography: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean     The History of Cartography: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies     How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design

How to Lie With Maps     Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille     Indiana in Maps: Geographic Perspectives of the Hoosier State     Infinite Perspectives: Two Thousand Years of Three-Dimensional Mapmaking     Inside AutoCAD Map 2000

Introduction to Modern Photogrammetry     The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime     Land Navigation Handbook:  The Sierra Club Guide to Map, Compass & GPS     Manhattan in Maps: 1527-1995     The Map Book

Map Projection Transformation: Principles and Applications     The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology     Map Use and Analysis     The Mapmakers     The Mapmaker's Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe

Mapping a City: Hamburg - Kartierung     Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier     Mapping in the Age of Digital Media: The Yale Symposium     Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Mapping of New Spain: Indigenous Cartography and the Maps of the Relaciones Geograficas     The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest     Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast: The Contributions of St. Denis, Olivan, and Le Maire     Mapping the Tibetan World     Mapping the West

Mapping the World: An Illustrated History of Cartography     MapPoint 2002 for Dummies     Maps and History: Constructing Images of the Past     Maps and Memory in Early Modern England: A Sense of Place     Maps and Politics

Maps and the Internet     Maps and the Writing of Space in Early Modern England and Ireland     Maps as Prints in the Italian Renaissance: Makers, Distributors and Consumers     Maps: Finding Our Place in the World     Maps in Tudor England     Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map

Maps With the News: The Development of American Journalistic Cartography     Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet     The Mismapping of America     Multimedia Cartography     New Worlds: Maps from the Age of Discovery     100 Maps: The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History

The Piri Reis Map of 1513     Power of Maps     Ptolemy's Geography     Putting     Representing the Republic     Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection

Sphaerae Mundi: Early Globes at the Stewart Museum, Montreal     The Story of Maps     Things Maps Don't Tell Us:  An Adventure into Map Interpretation     Timeless Venice: Discovering Today's City in a Map 500 Years Old     Topographical Writers in South-West England

Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World     Upheaval from the Abyss: Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution     Using Autocad Map 2000     Visions of the World: A History of Maps     Washington Through Two Centuries: A History in Maps and Images

Web Cartography     Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, and GPS     The World Map, 1300--1492: The Persistence of Tradition and Transformation     The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography     World Views: Maps and Art     You Are Here

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