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Edited by Surekha Davies and Asa Simon Mittman

This innovative series seeks monographs and essay collections that investigate how notions of space, geography, and mapping shaped medieval and early modern cultures. While the history of cartography has traditionally focused on internal developments in European mapping conventions and technologies, pre-modern scribes, illuminators, and printers of maps tended to work in multiple genres. Spatial thinking informed and was informed by multiple epistemologies and perceptions of the order of nature. Maps, Spaces, Cultures therefore integrates the study of cartography and geography within cultural history. It puts genres that reflected and constituted spatial thinking into dialogue with the cultures that produced and consumed them, as well as with those they represented.

The editors welcome submissions from scholars of the histories of art, material culture, colonialism, exploration, ethnography (including that of peoples described as monsters), encounters, literature, philosophy, religion, science and knowledge, as well as of the history of cartography and related disciplines. They encourage interdisciplinary submissions that cross traditional historical, geographical, or methodological boundaries, that include works from outside Western Europe and outside the Christian tradition, and that develop new analytical approaches to pre-modern spatial thinking, cartography, and the geographical imagination.
This series on the history of cartography is prepared under the direction of the Research Program Explokart, currently located at the University of Amsterdam.

The research program Explokart ("Exploration and accessibility of Dutch cartographic documents, 16th-20th century") is dedicated to making an inventory, description, and facsimiles of Dutch wall maps, topographical maps, sea charts, hydrographical maps, and globes. The aim of Explokart is to offer guidance to the users of old maps.

The research results of the volunteers of Explokart have resulted in the modern publication series Explokart Studies in the History of Cartography. It is aimed at both researchers and laymen with an interest in these matters.

For an overview of volumes 1-14 of the series, please click here.

This is a new series with an average of two volumes per year.

Peter C.J. van der Krogt

Bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial atlases and pilot books published in the Netherlands from 1570 up to the 20th century, in nine volumes, each describing a coherent group of atlases and supplied with indexes. The work is fully illustrated with all engraved title-pages, all maps of the folio-atlases, and a selection of the other maps.
The first edition of Atlantes Neerlandici was compiled and edited by professor C. Koeman and published in six volumes by Theatrum Orbis Terrarum from 1967-1985. Koeman’s magisterial work was the first work in the field of atlasbibliography. This completely revised edition has new bibliographical descriptions of the atlases and maps according to the latest standards and based upon an inquiry to about 1500 libraries all over the world.

Forthcoming:
Vol. V. The Composite Folio Atlases with maps by Visscher, De Wit, Allard, Danckerts, Valk, Schenk, Ottens, Mortier, and Covens & Mortier.
Vol. VI. Atlases c. 1690 - 1810.
Vol. VII. Pilot guides & Sea atlases.
Vol. VIII. Atlases of the 19th and 20th century.