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Diana Lange

Diana Lange's patient investigations have, in this wonderful piece of detective work, solved the mysteries of six extraordinary maps of routes across Tibet, clearly hand-drawn in the late 1850s by a local artist, known as the British Library's Wise Collection. Diana Lange now reveals not only the previously unknown identity of the Scottish colonial official who commissioned the maps from a Tibetan Buddhist lama, but also the story of how the Wise Collection came to be in the British Library. The result is both a spectacular illustrated ethnographic atlas and a unique compendium of knowledge concerning the mid-19th century Tibetan world, as well as a remarkable account of an academic journey of discovery. It will entertain and inform anyone with an interest in this fascinating region. This large format book is lavishly illustrated in colour and includes four separate large foldout maps.

Maps of the Moon

Lunar Cartography from the Seventeenth Century to the Space Age

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Thomás A. S. Haddad

When does a depiction of the moon become a lunar map? This publication addresses this question from theoretical and historical standpoints. It is argued that moon maps are of crucial importance to the history of cartography, for they challenge established notions of what a map is, how it functions, what its purposes are, and what kind of power it embodies and performs. The publication also shows how terrestrial cartography has shaped the history of lunar mapping since the seventeenth century, through visual and nomenclature conventions, the cultural currency of maps, mapmakers’ social standing, and data-gathering and projection practices. It further demonstrates that lunar cartography has also been organized by an internal principle that is born of the fundamental problem of how to create static map spaces capable of representing a referent that is constantly changing to our eyes, as is the visible face of the moon. It is suggested that moon maps may be classed in three broad categories, according to the kinds of solutions for this representational problem that have been devised over the last 400 years.

Maps of the Moon

Lunar Cartography from the Seventeenth Century to the Space Age

Thomás A. S. Haddad

Abstract

When does a depiction of the moon become a lunar map? This essay addresses this question from theoretical and historical standpoints. It is argued that moon maps are of crucial importance to the history of cartography, for they challenge established notions of what is a map, how it functions, what are its purposes, and what kind of power it embodies and performs. The work also shows how terrestrial cartography has shaped the history of lunar mapping since the seventeenth century, through visual and nomenclature conventions, the cultural currency of maps, mapmakers’ social standing, and data-gathering and projection practices. It further demonstrates that lunar cartography has also been organized by an internal principle that is born of the fundamental problem of how to create static map spaces capable of representing a referent that is constantly changing to our eyes, as is the visible face of the moon. It is suggested that moon maps may be classed on three broad categories, according to the kinds of solutions for this representational problem that have been devised over the last 400 years.

Imagining the Americas in Print

Books, Maps and Encounters in the Atlantic World

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Michiel van Groesen

In Imagining the Americas in Print, Michiel van Groesen reveals the variety of ways in which publishers and printers in early modern Europe gathered information about the Americas, constructed a narrative, and used it to further colonial ambitions in the Atlantic world (1500–1700). The essays examine the creative ways in which knowledge was manufactured in printing workshops. Collectively they bring to life the vivid print culture that determined the relationship between the Old World and the New in the Age of Encounters, and chart the genres that reflected and shaped the European imagination, and helped to legitimate ideologies of colonialism in the next two centuries.

Sailing Across the World's Oceans

History & Catalogue of Dutch Charts Printed on Vellum 1580-1725

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Günter Schilder and Hans Kok

After covering the Dutch VOC manuscript charts on vellum in Sailing for the East (ESHC 10, 2010), the printed charts on vellum by commercial Amsterdam chart-publishers cried out for scrutiny as well. Sailing Across the World’s Oceans discusses these rare remaining charts, of which some 150 copies could be traced, mostly kept in international institutions. Their titles run from Europe to Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, the latter commonly called West-Indische Paskaerten. The charts are described and analysed in an illustrated cartobibliography. The extensive introduction investigates the development of Amsterdam as a recognized centre for map production and distribution in Europe. It also discusses navigation techniques used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The developing world image is considered, as it may be derived from Dutch contributions. This book delivers insight into chart-making history that has not been available before.

Maps in Newspapers

Approaches of Study and Practices in Portraying War since 19th Century

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André Reyes Novaes

Maps in newspapers generated many discussions among cartographers and geographers working from different approaches and theoretical backgrounds. This work examines these maps from a historiographical as well as a historical perspective. It considers three main questions, namely how maps in the press should be conceptualized, how cartographic images in newspapers have been studied, and how these images changed over time. In order to provide a perspective on the origins, development, and impact of war maps in the press, we will explore maps representing three geopolitical conflicts for Brazilian audiences: The War of the Triple Alliance (1864–1870), the World War II (1939–1945) and the War on Drugs in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (1994–2010). By exploring maps on these wars, we will identify specific cartographic practices used in this genre as well as the connections that this mode has with other types of map production and consumption.

Maps in Newspapers

Approaches to Study and Practices in Portraying War since the 19th Century

André Reyes Novaes

Abstract

Maps in newspapers generated many discussions among cartographers and geographers working from different approaches and theoretical backgrounds. This work examines these maps from a historiographical as well as a historical perspective. It considers three main questions, namely how maps in the press should be conceptualized, how cartographic images in newspapers have been studied, and how these images changed over time. In order to provide a perspective on the origins, development, and impact of war maps in the press, this work will explore maps representing three geopolitical conflicts for Brazilian audiences: The War of the Triple Alliance (1864–1870), World War II (1939–1945) and the War on Drugs in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (1994–2010). By exploring these war maps, specific cartographic practices used in this genre as well as the connections that this mode has with other types of map production and consumption will be identified.

Brabantia Ducatus

Geschiedenis en Cartobibliografie van het Hertogdom Brabant tot 1795

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Mario Dorigo and Mathieu Franssen

Deze inventarisatie van de gedrukte kaarten van het hertogdom Brabant omvat alle kaarten die gepubliceerd zijn tussen 1536, wanneer voor het eerst een kaart van Brabant wordt vermeld, en 1795, toen het feodale hertogdom werd opgeheven. De cartobibliografie betreft uitsluitend gedrukte kaarten, zowel houtsneden als koperdiepdrukken. In vier introductiehoofdstukken worden achtereenvolgens de geschiedenis van het hertogdom, de cartografie van het hertogdom, de wijzingen in het kaartbeeld in de loop van de tijd en de ontwikkeling van de nauwkeurigheid van kaarten met behulp van het programma MapAnalyst beschreven.
De cartobibliografie bevat kaarten van het hele hertogdom, de vier kwartieren, het noorden en het zuiden en een viertal historische kaarten. Alle kaarttitels zijn volledig, aangevuld met een toelichting, de publicatiewijze en een lijst van vindplaatsen, met nadruk op Nederland en België.

This catalogue of printed maps of the Duchy of Brabant includes all the maps published between 1536, the date of the earliest mention of a map of Brabant, and 1795, when the feudal duchy was abolished. It includes woodcuts and intaglio prints. Four introductory chapters discribe the history of the duchy, the catrography of the duchy, the changes in the cartographic image over time and the evolution of the accuracy of the maps over time.
The cartobibliography contains maps of the entire duchy, maps of the four quarters, and maps of the north and south. All map titles are complete and supplemented with explanatory remarks, the manner of publication, and a list of locations where copies can be found, emphasizing the Netherlands and Belgium.
In Dutch, with an English summary.

Networked Nation

Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Münster’s 'Cosmographia'

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Jasper Cornelis van Putten

In Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Münster’s 'Cosmographia', Jasper van Putten examines the groundbreaking woodcut city views in the German humanist Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. This description of the world, published in Basel from 1544 to 1628, glorified the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and engendered the city book genre. Van Putten argues that Münster’s network of city view makers and contributors—from German princes and artists to Swiss woodcutters, draftsmen, and printers—expressed their local and national cultural identities in the views. The Cosmographia, and the city books it inspired, offer insights into the development of German and Swiss identity from 1550 to Switzerland’s independence from the empire in 1648.

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.

Companions in Geography

East-West Collaboration in the Mapping of Qing China (c. 1685-1735)

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Mario Cams

In Companions in Geography Mario Cams revisits the early 18th century mapping of Qing China, without doubt one of the largest cartographic endeavours of the early modern world. Commonly seen as a Jesuit initiative, the project appears here as the result of a convergence of interests among the French Academy of Sciences, the Jesuit order, and the Kangxi emperor (r. 1661-1722). These connections inspired the gradual integration of European and East Asian scientific practices and led to a period of intense land surveying, executed by large teams of Qing officials and European missionaries. The resulting maps and atlases, all widely circulated across Eurasia, remained the most authoritative cartographic representations of continental East Asia for over a century.

This book is based on Dr. Mario Cams' dissertation, which has been awarded the "2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars" from the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST).

Erudite Eyes

Friendship, Art and Erudition in the Network of Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

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Tine Luk Meganck

Erudite Eyes explores the network of the Antwerp cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), a veritable trading zone of art and erudition. Populated by such luminaries as Pieter Bruegel, Joris Hoefnagel, Justus Lipsius and Benedictus Arias Montanus, among others, this vibrant antiquarian culture yielded new knowledge about local antiquities and distant civilizations, and offered a framework for articulating art and artistic practice. These fruitful exchanges, undertaken in a spirit of friendship and collaboration, are all the more astonishing when seen against the backdrop of the ongoing wars. Based on a close reading of early modern letters, alba amicorum, printed books, manuscripts and artworks, this book situates Netherlandish art and culture between Bruegel and Rubens in a European perspective.

Early Dutch Maritime Cartography

The North Holland School of Cartography (c. 1580-c. 1620)

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Günter Schilder

Winner of the 2019 Menno Hertzberger Prize for Book History and Bibliography

This book is an exposition of an important, yet previously unknown chapter in the history of Dutch maritime cartography. While Amsterdam was developing into Europe’s most vital commercial hub in the seventeenth century, demanding and controlling the production of maps and sea-charts, a major School of Cartography was already flourishing in the so-called ‘Kop van Noord-Holland’ region just north of Amsterdam. This School specialised in the production of small-scale charts of larger areas, including the European coastlines and the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Its masters used to call themselves ‘caert-schrijvers’ or ‘map-scribes’ when clarifying their profession. The cities of Enkhuizen and Edam were important trading ports and as such provided an ideal environment for developing into centres of cartography, serving sea-borne navigation.
Apart from the well-known printed pilot guides by Lucas Jansz Waghenaer, the output of these ‘caert-schrijvers’ consists mainly of manuscript charts on vellum. Copies, though few they are, nowadays can be found across the globe. Sea-charts provided invaluable on-board navigation assistance to ship captains. However, another surprising contemporaneous purpose for financing these charts become popular. Rich ship owners and merchants would commission new charts to serve as wall-decoration as well as a reference point for their maritime-related conversations. They feature a decorative lay-out filled with magnificent colours. Moreover, many of these charts are embellished with miniature paintings, certainly making them some of the most beautiful exemplars ever produced by Dutch cartography during its Golden Age.

Kaarten van de Nederlandse Antillen

Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius en Sint Maarten tot 1900

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W.E. Renkema

Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip, Ferjan Ormeling and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This publication systematically categorizes and provides a nearly complete overview of the great variety of maps, both manuscript and printed, that have been made of the Dutch Antilles. The map descriptions are clarified with information on the creators of the maps and the historical background of the map image. The author has extensively studied how and for which reasons these maps were created. The cartobibliography is preceded by an extensive introduction in which the history of the islands and their inhabitants are described.

In Dutch, with an English summary.
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.

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George S. Carhart

This book is about the life and work of Frederick de Wit (1629-1706), one of the most famous dealers of maps, prints and art during the Dutch Golden Age, and his contribution to the dissemination of the knowledge of cartography. The Amsterdam firm of Frederick de Wit operated under the name “De Witte Pascaert” (The White Chart) from 1654 to 1710. It offered all kinds of printing and was one of the most successful publishers of maps and prints in the second half of the seventeenth century. The description of De Wit’s life and work is followed by an in-depth analysis and dating of the atlases and maps issued under his name.

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Apocalyptic Cartography

Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

In Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript, Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines analyse Huntington Library HM 83, an unstudied manuscript produced in Lübeck, Germany. The manuscript contains a rich collection of world maps produced by an anonymous but strikingly original cartographer. These include one of the earliest programs of thematic maps, and a remarkable series of maps that illustrate the transformations that the world was supposed to undergo during the Apocalypse. The authors supply detailed discussion of the maps and transcriptions and translations of the Latin texts that explain the maps. Copies of the maps in a fifteenth-century manuscript in Wolfenbüttel prove that this unusual work did circulate.

A brief article about this book on the website of National Geographic can be found here.

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

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Günter Schilder

This is the last and final volume in the series Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica. This serie is the result of the author's investigations, carried out during the past thirty years in numerous Dutch and foreign collections. In this way rare cartographic material is now more easily accessible. The work is monumental in every respect, and it is indispensable for private as well as public reference collections.
This volume focuses exclusively on the work of Hessel Gerritsz. (c. 1581-1632), who ranks among the most important and influential cartographers of the early-seventeenth-century Amsterdam. He started his career in Willem Jansz. Blaeu's workshop. About 1608 he established himself as an independent engraver, mapmaker and printer. A selection of his maps has been described and reproduced in full size and his position as chart-maker of the Dutch East and West India Company is discussed in detail.
To present an easier access to the whole series, a general index on names, maps and a dozen thematic subjects of all the nine volumes has been compiled. This index volume is included.

Finding their Way at Sea

The Story of the Portolan Charts, the Cartographers Who Drew Them and the Mariners Who Sailed by Them

Richard Pflederer

With an introduction by Tony Campbell.
The story of sea charts, of manuscript portolan charts in particular, is a story intimately intertwined with the history of the western world during some of the most significant and eventful periods of recorded history. Through these astonishingly beautiful and functional charts, we can trace developments in trade and warfare, exploration and colonial domination from the late medieval period through the Renaissance and into the Age of European Enlightenment.
Beginning with their introduction in the late thirteenth century, these sometimes quaintly fanciful portolan charts enjoyed an important place in the navigator's sea chest until they were finally superceded in the eighteenth century by their cheaper but far less charming printed cousins. In the mid-fifteenth century when the Europeans first ventured beyond their home waters and into the open oceans, their successes and their sometimes-heroic failures were documented on charts of the newly discovered oceans and coasts. These new charts, although depicting faraway coasts and employing the latest navigational techniques, were drawn on vellum in the same style as Mediterranean Sea charts. They served the dual purposes of recording information gleaned from previous voyages and guiding the mariners of subsequent voyages.

Japoniæ insulæ: The Mapping of Japan

A Historical Introduction and Cartobibliography of European Printed Maps of Japan before 1800

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Jason C. Hubbard

Japoniæ insulæ: The Mapping of Japan systematically categorizes and provides an overview of all the European printed maps of Japan published to 1800. The author has undertaken a review of the literature, conducted an exhaustive investigation in major libraries and private collections, analyzed these findings and then compiled information on 125 maps of Japan. The introduction contains information about the mapping to 1800, the typology of Japan by western cartographers, an overview on geographical names on early modern western maps of Japan and a presentation of the major cartographic models developed for this book.

In English with Japanese summary.

Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition. Vol. IV A (2 Vols.)

The "Galérie agréable du monde" by Pieter van der Aa (1728)

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Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This latest part of the Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici series contains the description of one single "atlas" only: the Galérie agréable du monde, published by Pieter van der Aa in Leiden in 1728. The work is described page-by-page in the form of a catalogue. Every description is accompanied by a small photo. Large-format digital photographs of all the sheets – both textual and graphic – have been placed on the accompanying DVD, so that this volume is in effect a digital facsimile of the Galérie agréable.
In two volumes.

Mapping Greece, 1420-1800: A History

Maps in the Margarita Samourkas Collection

George Tolias

Mapping Greeceis a richly illustrated history of the cartography of Greece during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, based on the Margarita Samourka Map Collection (one of the most important collections of its kind in private hands in Greece) that consists of 1,700 maps of Greece. Divided into five chapters, the book contains an introduction, conclusions, and an appendix.
Summarizing the foundations of the mapping of Greece as established by the classical and medieval cartographic tradition with the Ptolemaic revival, the maritime portolan chart, the mappa mundi, and the local cartography of early humanism, this book shows the rise and development of the regional concept of Greece and its establishment of cartographic conventions. Various chapters discuss the standardization of the regional maps of Greece in "the age of the atlas," an era of commercialization of the printed map, and the wide dissemination of these maps. Four prefaces written by George Tolias, Paschallis M. Kitromildes, Christos G. Zacharakis, and Margarita Samourkas discuss each one's thoughts on this ambitious and comprehensive project.
Also discussed is the application of modern surveying technology to the mapping of Greece, the work of astronomers and mariners, topographical commentaries, and the production of maps of ancient geography and historical maps of Greece from the end of the sixteenth century onwards. Richly illustrated in a large format, with an overwhelming number of beautiful maps illustrations, Mapping Greece contains a detailed catalogue of the maps in the Margarita Samourka collection compiled by Leonora Navari. The Margarita Samourka collection includes maps of all parts of Greece and of historical Greek regions. It is significant for its breadth and its chronological development beginning with Italian map engravers and publishers of the sixteenth century to the French reformation of cartography in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Finally, the book provides an overall summary of the series of definitions and perceptions of Greece which emerge in the maps of the region during the centuries of foreign domination, and an assessment of the contribution of maps of Greece to the general history of cartography.

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Peter C.J. van der Krogt and Elger Heere

In the 16th, 17th and 18th century the Netherlands had a thriving map production and publishing industry. Johannes Blaeu and Abraham Ortelius are, among others, important names regarding the history of the Dutch cartographic industry. The maps produced in these three centruries are now relatively rare and highly sougth after by a large communicty of collectors, map curators, dealers of antiquities and enthusiasts. The series will give the reader clear, short, no-nonsense yet academically valid information about all Dutch atlas maps regarding a certain country or earea. e.g. England, Germany, France, etc. Each part will mainly address the edition of the atlas(es) in which the maps have been incorporated, the year of publication of the maps, the known states, cartographic references and remarks by the author.

This first volume of the Guides to Dutch Atlas Maps series offers a descriptive catalogue of all the maps of England, and particular parts of the country, published in Dutch atlases between 1570 and 1650. All the maps in the atlases of Ortelius, Mercator-Hondius, Janssonius, Blaeu and their followers are recorded.

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Paul van den Brink

The main focus of attention in this study are the more than 3000 maps which were published by the Magazine (Tijdschrift) of the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap) between 1873 and 1966. These have been divided into four periods, which are discussed in the elaborate introduction and which gives a complete overview of the history of the Society.
The wealth and variation of the cartographical material, which has been published in this leading magazine for almost a century, led worldwide to major interest among collectors and researchers. All maps are extensively described and have been made even more accessible by adding indices on name, area and subject.
In Dutch.

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Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip, Joop Kaashoek, Jaap Molenaar, Rob J. Poelijoe, Henk Schipper and Hans van der Zwan

The decision to embark on researching maps in books has resulted in a publication, presenting an unique combination of maps, plans and views. It concerns those, tucked away in historical and geographical works on Russia and Poland, prior to 1800 and published in the Netherlands. Both maps and books are elaborately described, analysed and indexed; much attention has been lavished on their authors, engravers and publishers to boot. The cartographic subdivision of the maps according to their regions brings to light the specific interrelation between the various works by differing authors.
The comprehensive introduction describes the history of Russia and Poland from various points of view for specific subjects and comes richly illustrated with over 100 images. The cartobibliography contains illustrations for each of the over 700 maps described and the bibliography features a large number of title pages and portraits in addition. This unusual combination of research objectives should appeal to map and book historians and collectors alike. A large folding view of the city of Moscow by Cornelis de Bruijn (1711) has been added in facsimile at the back of this publication. Summaries in Russian and Polish complete this publication.
In English with Polish and Russian summary.
Maps in Books of Russia and Poland is part 13 of the Utrecht Studies on the History of Cartography (Explokart).

Ortelius Atlas Maps

An Illustrated Guide. Second Revised Edition

M. van den Broecke

This renowned book has been out of print for a couple of years, but a second, corrected, revised and grangerized edition is now available. This very practical and informative manual gives an extensive overview and a description of all the maps that appeared in the famous first atlas by Abraham Ortelius, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 and all later editions. The book gives illustrated information on every map of the various editions that have appeared of the Ortelius Atlas and provides valuable information on the dating, number of copies printed, editions and the origin of the maps. Titles pages and portraits of Ortelius are also extensively described.

Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition. Vol. IV (3 Vols.)

The Town Atlases, Braun & Hogenberg, Janssonius, Blaeu, De Wit/Mortier and Others

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Peter C.J. van der Krogt

Descriptive and illustrated bibliography of all town atlases by Braun & Hogenberg, Blaeu, Janssonius, De Wit and other Dutch publishers.
Three volumes.

Sailing for the East

History and Catalogue of Manuscript Charts on Vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1799

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Günter Schilder and Hans Kok

The Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) was for a period of 200 years responsible for the navigation material for the journey between the Netherlands and the Far East and the inter-Asian trade. In this book with the help of recovered archive materials a never published before overview is given of chart material that was used on a VOC-ship.
All navigation charts of the VOC in the 17th and 18th century, drawn on vellum (of which many were traced in foreign collections), are described and analysed in an illustrated cartobibliography. In a supplement extracts of the 'groot-journalen' of the 'Kamer Amsterdam' are published. These give an unique view of the total expenses of the VOC on navigation. The extensive introduction gives more information on the history of the VOC, the chart makers, the routes, the navigation and the instruments. Inlcudes CD-rom with appendices.
Volume 10 of the Utrecht Studies of the History of Cartography (EXPLOKART).

Zelandia Comitatus

Geschiedenis en cartobibliografie van de provincie Zeeland tot 1860

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Dirk Blonk and Joanna Blonk-van der Wijst

On Shortlist Zeeuwse Boekenprijs 2011.

In Dutch with English summary.
Dit onderzoek naar gedrukte kaarten van de provincie Zeeland geeft een compleet overzicht en een duidelijke systematische analyse van alle gedrukte kaarten van het oude Graafschap Zeeland. Er wordt een beeld geschetst van de ontwikkeling van het landschap door de eeuwen heen en het steeds veranderende beeld van de cartografie van de eilanden door verschuivende zandbanken, inpolderingen, bedijkingen, stormvloeden en overstromingen, ook van de periode voordat er gedrukte kaarten waren. Bovendien is in de inleiding een overzicht opgenomen van de geschiedenis van de provincie Zeeland in het algemeen. Met 129 kaartbeschrijvingen en meer dan 400 afbeeldingen in kleur geeft dit boek een prachtige blik op het karakteristieke, direct herkenbare cartografische beeld van deze dynamische provincie.
Met dit werk hebben Dick Blonk en Joan Blonk-Van der Wijst een waardig opvolger voltooid van hun eerste boek, Hollandia Comitatus, met de cartobibliografie van het Graafschap Holland.

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Marco van Egmond

The 18th century Dutch map trade could build on their reputation that originated from the Golden Age much longer than was assumed until now. The Amsterdam publishing company Covens & Mortier (1685-1866) has played an important part in this process. Most likely this company was the largest map trader of his days. Thousand of maps were brought almost industrially on the market by Covens & Mortier and all members of this firm were gifted with a great commercial talent.
This book offers an overview of the history of this important publishing company. It focuses on the cartographic stock of Covens & Mortier and the way that the publications were produced and distributed. It also informs you about the cartographic innovations which were introduced by this firm, and the importance of Covens & Mortier for the development of commercial cartography at home and abroad.

Spiegel van de Zuiderzee

Geschiedenis en cartobibliografie van de Zuiderzee en het Hollands Waddengebied

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Erik Walsmit, Hans Kloosterboer, Nils Persson and Rinus Ostermann

Spiegel van de Zuiderzee (Mirror of the Zuiderzee. History and Cartobibliography of the Zuiderzee and the Dutch Waddenzee) is an extensive, richly illustrated and beautifully designed work which for the first time describes and depicts all nautic maps of the Dutch Zuiderzee until the completion of the dike which created the IJsselmeer (former Zuiderzee) in 1932.

The Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem (8 Vols.)

A Facsimile-Edition of the Unique Copy Preserved in the Austrian National Library, Vienna. Volumes 35-45

Edited by Various Authors & Editors

This facsimile edition of the volumes of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem relating to Africa, America & Asia is the most prestigious and unique facsimile atlas ever made. The original Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem is preserved in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) in Vienna. We have worked in the past years to prepare an exclusive facsimile edition of the volumes of this incredibly beautiful atlas that pertain to Africa, America & Asia, including the “secret” atlas of the Dutch East-India Company (VOC).

This fascimile includes nearly 500 views, maps, charts and drawings, bound in eight folio volumes:
• Volume 35: Africa
• Volume 36: Atlantic Coast of Africa & Volume 37: Morocco
• Volume 38: The "Secret" Atlas of the Dutch East-India Company (V.O.C. Part 1)
• Volume 39: The "Secret" Atlas of the Dutch East-India Company (V.O.C. Part 2)
• Volume 40: The "Secret" Atlas of the Dutch East-India Company (V.O.C. Part 3)
• Volume 41: The "Secret" Atlas of the Dutch East-India Company (V.O.C. Part 4)
• Volume 42: Martini's Atlas of China & Volume 43: Asia
• Volume 44: America & Volume 45: Dutch Brazil

Martijn Storms, Joss Hopstaken, Luc Janssens and Karel Leenders

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century three following generations of the Adan geometrician family where active in the western part of the province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. The cartographic production of these three generations of geometricians gives a good impression of the development of Dutch cartography in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. This work is a scientific accountable reference book and a standard work about the cartographic heritance of the Adan family. It contains contributions about the local landscape, the history of the region, geometricians, the family history and the Adans in historic cartographic perspective. It also includes an annotated bibliography with descriptions and illustrations of nearly 1100 maps which the Adan geometricians have manufactured. The book contains many full-page maps in colour.

Gijsbert Franco, Baron von Derfelden van Hinderstein 1783-1857

Leven en werk van 'eene ware specialiteit' in kaart gebracht

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P.W.A. Broeders

An extensive work on the life and work of the Utrecht based cartographer Gijsbert Franco von Derfelden. The composer of the Algemeene Kaart van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië is virtually unknown, except for his name and his maps. Therefore, this work offers many new insights. The book comes with a CD-rom with numerous appendices.

Mappæ antiquæ: Liber Amicorum Günter Schilder (2 Vols.)

Vriendenboek ter gelegenheid van zijn 65ste verjaardag / Essays on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday / Festschrift zur Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres / Mélanges offerts pour son 65ième anniversaire

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Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This Liber Amicorum was published to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who travelled to the farthest corners of the world to study maps, atlases and historic documents with love and passion throughout his entire life, then describing and analyzing them down to the smallest detail. It was presented to him 16th February 2007 by the editorial staff and all the others who worked on this publication to mark the occasion of his 65th birthday as well as the fact that he has been the holder for over 25 years of the only chair in the history of cartography in the world.
The work contains 49 contributions about cartographic subjects all by well-known cartographers, conservators and other map-related specialists throughout the world.

The Mapping of Africa

A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700

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Richard L. Betz

The Mapping of Africa systematically categorizes and provides an overview of all printed maps showing the entire African continent published from 1508 to 1700. The author has undertaken a review of the literature, conducted an exhaustive investigation in many major libraries and private collections, analyzed these findings, and then compiled information on 174 distinctly separate maps of the African continent. The Introduction contains information about the mapping of Africa before 1508, important world maps which include Africa, and a presentation of the major cartographic models developed for this book.

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P.J. de Rijke

Attractive and richly illustrated publication in which for the first time a complete survey of all printed maps of the province of Friesland (Frisia) is presented. Over a hundred maps from the period 1545-1850 are systematically and extensively described and analyzed. Also attention is given to the producers, engravers and publishers of the maps and the different states of the maps. Each map is depicted in one or more different states. Important work for the history of government of the province, development of the territory and the many varieties and changes in toponyms of the Frisian towns and villages are described in the introduction, preceding the cartobibliography. With summary in English.

Petermann's Maps

Cartobibliography of the Maps in ""Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen"", 1855-1945

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Jan Smits

Petermann's Maps focuses on the maps published in the famous German journal Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen. This journal, which still exists today, greatly influenced the development of scientific geography and cartography in Germany in the nineteenth century. Numerous articles have been published by recognized experts in this field, along with a multitude of illustrations, showing maps, prints and photographs. The journal developed into an important publication, setting the standard in the history of the great expeditions and discoveries, and European colonial matters. Petermann's Maps contains a bibliography of over 3400 maps, the complete series of maps published in Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen between the year of its foundation, 1855, to the end of the Second World War. Besides the bibliography 160 of the most attractive geographical and thematic coloured maps are included in Petermann's Maps. These maps can also be viewed on the CD-ROM accompanying the book.An extensive introduction precedes the cartobibliography proper, placing Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen in its historical context. The introduction describes the history of geography from the eighteenth century onwards, outlining the development of the study of the science of cartography in Germany. The major role the founder of the journal, Augustus Petermann (1822-1878), and the publishing house Justus Perthes in Gotha played in these developments is discussed at length.

Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition. Vol. III (2 Vols.)

Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum, the Epitome, Caert-Thresoor and Atlas Minor, the Atlases of the XVII Provinces, and Other Atlases Published in the Low Countries up to c. 1650

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Peter C.J. van der Krogt

Ortelius' Theatrum, De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum, the Epitome, Caert-Thresoor and Atlas Minor, the Atlases of the XVII Provinces, and other atlases published in the Low Countries up to c. 1650. In 2 volumes.

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Henk Deys

With extensive introduction in English.
Een van de succesvolste beschrijvingen van Nederland werd in de 16e eeuw vervaardigd door de Italiaan Lodovico Guicciardini. Zijn Beschrijving van de Nederlanden beleefde vooral in de 17e eeuw een ongeëvenaard groot aantal herdrukken. Het werk dat oorspronkelijk in het Italiaans geschreven was, werd door verschillende uitgevers in allerlei talen uitgegeven. Vooral de schitterende kaarten en prenten van steden in de Lage Landen waren populair.
Guicciardini Illustratus geeft een overzicht van de verschillende edities die er sinds 1567 zijn verschenen. Alle kopergravures en houtsneden, die gebruikt zijn in de verschillende edities, zijn opgenomen en worden wetenschappelijk beschreven. Van alle belangrijke steden uit de toenmalige Zeventien Provinciën treft men naast stadsplattegronden ook stadsgezichten en aangezichten van belangrijke gebouwen. Een onmisbaar boek voor liefhebbers en verzamelaars van oude kaarten. Maar ook liefhebbers van oude steden kunnen hun hart ophalen met dit boek, dat op een onovertroffen manier een beeld oproept van de Nederlanden tijdens de beroemde Tachtigjarige Oorlog.

Edited by Peter C.J. van der Krogt

Matching pair of terrestrial and celestial globes, with a diameter of 26 inches (68 cm), with text in Latin. The terrestial globe is composed of 36 half gores and two polar calottes; the celestial globe of 24 ecliptical gores. The gores are pasted on a plaster sphere rotating on brass pinions within a brass meridian ring incised with a graduated scale. Each globe is set into a matching seventeenth-century Dutch wooden base with a small wooden compass-box mounted on the base-plate and with the horizon ring covered scales, almanac and calendar, etc..., engraved on paper and handcoloured as originally issued. Salescatalogue.

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Dirk Blonk and Joanna Blonk-van der Wijst

With an extensive summary in English. This attractive and profusely illustrated book offers for the first time a complete survey of all printed maps of the former county of Holland. The reader obtains an excellent insight into the development of the typically Dutch landscape through the ages. Over a hundred maps from the period of 1542 to the beginning of the Kingdom of the Netherlands show the results of impoldering, peat cutting and town extensions in the provinces of North and South Holland. Many maps from this period are richly decorated. Beside the geographical and cartographical developments this book also gives a good picture of the developments which took place in the artistic field.

Jacob le Maire

Limited edition. A facsimile of the Spieghel der Australische Navigatie...: being an account of the voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615-1616, published in Amsterdam in 1622.

Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas

Essays Commemorating the Quadricentennial of His Death, 1598-1998

Edited by Peter C.J. van der Krogt, P. (Peter H.) Meurer and M. van den Broecke

With an introduction by Leon Voet, and with 20 contributions by Günter Schilder, Rodney Shirley, Dennis Reinhartz, H.A.M. van der Heijden, Marijke Spies and others.

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.

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Peter C.J. van der Krogt

The Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius-Atlases.

Peter C.J. van der Krogt

With bibliography of globes made in the Low Countries, ca. 1525-1800.

C. Dekker, R. Baetens and S. Maarschalkerweerd-Dechamps

Velen interesseren zich vandaag voor het verleden. Dit stelt het probleem van de toegankelijkheid van de historische bron. Het lezen van de handgeschreven teksten blijft een noodzaak en schrikt de gebruiker in spe wel eens af. Ook de evolutie van het historisch onderzoek, in het bijzonder de verfijning van de methodologie en de vernieuwing van de probleemstelling overtuigden de auteurs een totaal nieuw soort oefenboek op de markt te brengen. De didactische aanpak staat centraal. Een aantal transcripties zijn op microfiche gezet, zodat de gebruiker niet stiekem de oplossing kan bekijken. Het unieke van deze atlas ligt in de rijkdom van het aangeboden materiaal, wat bestaat uit meer dan 300 teksten.

Étant donné le nombre croissant de ceux qui étudient et interrogent le passé, l'accessibilité de la source historique reste de toute première importance. La lecture des textes manuscrits demeure une nécessité, et parfois elle effraie l'utilisateur potentiel. L'evolution de la recherche historique, et notamment le raffinement de la méthodologie, et le renouvellement de la problématique, amenèrent les auteurs à mettre sur le marché un manuel totalement nouveau. L'approche didactique est centrale. Un certain nombre de transcriptions sont mises sur microfiche, notamment pour éviter que l'utilisateur ne contourne trop facilement les problèmes de lecture. L'originalité de cet atlas tient à la richesse du matériau offert au lecteur. Plus de 300 textes ont ainsi été retenus.

The Globes of Hondius

A Most Important Pair of Globes Showing the Results of the Earliest Dutch Exploration Voyages to the East Indies

Peter C.J. van der Krogt

John Landwehr

At the height of its power and influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth century the VOC – acronym for the United Netherland East India Company – was the greatest commercial concern in the world. The scope of its activities extended from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan. In some aspects, the Baltic trade and the North Sea fisheries were of more fundamental relevance for the economy of the Lowlands. But it was the more spectacular East Indian trade which aroused the admiration and the envy of foreigners, sometimes to the point of war. In this bibliography several topics are covered. Not only technical matters such as the legal status of the VOC, its management, directors and shareholders, but also subjects as voyages, battles, ship building, navigation, geography, natural history, ethnography, mission work, ministration, and many others.
With 1674 entries, fully described and fully indexed.

In de Gekroonde Lootsman

Het kaarten-, boekuitgevers en instrumentenmakershuis Van Keulen te Amsterdam, 1680-1885

E.A. van Keulen and E.K. Spits

Dit boek geeft een thematisch overzicht van de geschiedenis van de firma Van Keulen. Deze was onder de naam De Gekroonde Lootsman gedurende ruim tweehonderd jaar gevestigd in een pand op de hoek van de Nieuwe Brugsteeg in Amsterdam, recht tegenover waar nu het Victoria Hotel gevestigd is. Van hier uit verkochten de opeenvolgende generaties van dit geslacht kaarten, zeevaartkundige instrumenten en boeken, kortom alles wat "voor de zeevaerdt van nut is".
In de negentiende eeuw veranderde het karakter van het bedrijf. De nadruk werd verlegd van productie naar verkoop. Daarnaast werd het assortiment uitgebreid met buitenlandse uitgaven. Door de overgang van zeil- naar stoomvaart daalde het aantal schepen en zeevarenden en daarmee ook het aantal afnemers van kaarten, instrumenten en boeken waardoor de firma in 1885 werd beëindigd.
Na een algemene inleiding wordt in het eerste hoofdstuk de ontwikkeling van zeekaarten en zeeatlassen van de firma Van Keulen behandeld. In het tweede hoofdstuk komen de boeken aan bod en in hoofdstuk drie de instrumenten. Het laatste hoofdstuk behandelt de firma Van Keulen in de negentiende eeuw.

Kaarten met geschiedenis, 1550-1800

Een selectie van oude getekende kaarten van Nederland uit de Collectie Bodel Nijenhuis

D. de Vries

Dit boek laat aan de hand van een selectie manuscriptkaarten uit de Collectie Bodel Nijenhuis, de kaartenverzameling van de Leidse Universiteitsbibliotheek, zien hoe anders het landschap van onze voorouders was. Maar dat niet alleen, ook hoe ze ermee omgingen en hoe ingrijpend ze het hebben veranderd.
Een goede kennis van kaarten bevordert het inzicht in de geschiedenis. Makers van de eerste Nederlandse atlassen noemden daarom de geografie "het oog van de geschiedenis".
In Kaarten met geschiedenis is voor een "functionele" indeling gekozen, die de kaarten in hun maatschappelijke context plaatst. Zowel de verdediging van het land en de waterstaat als grondeigendom en ingewikkelde grenskwesties werden door landmeters en kartografen in kaart gebracht. Aan deze vaak rijk gekleurde bloemlezing van de Nederlandse landmeterskartografie gaan enkele opstellen vooraf waarin een handreiking wordt gegeven voor het gebruik van oude kaarten bij historisch onderzoek.

Theatrum Orbis Librorum

Liber amicorum Presented to Nico Israel on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday

Edited by A.R.A. (Ton) Croiset van Uchelen, Koert van der Horst and Günter Schilder

With contributions on geography, travel, rare books, booktrade, collectors and libraries by C. Koeman, G. Schilder, R. Breugelmans, K. van der Horst, F.A. Janssen, C. Reedijk, J. Storm van Leeuwen, E. Braches, E. Cockx-Indestege, I.H. van Eeghen, H. de la Fontaine Verwey, L. Hellinga-Querido, P.F.J. Obbema, B. van Selm, a.o

The Mariner's Astrolabe

A Survey of Known, Surviving Sea Astrolabes

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A. Stimson

With a historical introduction and detailed descriptions of 65 mariner's astrolabes. All astrolabes described are illustrated on full pages.

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C. Koeman

Edited by Peter C.J. van der Krogt and Günter Schilder

Edited by P. van der Krogt and G. Schilder. Contains the most important studies by professor Koeman, republished on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.

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M. Destombes

Edited by Günter Schilder, Peter C.J. van der Krogt and S. de Clercq

Edited by G. Schilder, P. van der Krogt and S. de Clercq. Includes bibliography of Marcel Destombes (pp. xviii-xxiv).

Album Amicorum Abraham Ortelius

Reproduit en facsimilé

Edited by Jean Puraye

The Album Amicorum of the famous Antwerp cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) is a unique source for the knowledge of cultural life in the Low Countries of the 16th century. Integral Facsimile, Introduction, and French translation of all Latin texts.
Brill Research Perspectives in Map History offers comprehensive reference resources for scholars and students working in, or who want to familiarize themselves with map history. The series provides in-depth scholarly articles on the main topics in the field. Brill Research Perspectives in Map History contributes to a better understanding of the field with original and reliable essays about traditional as well as innovative topics about different genres of maps from all periods and cultures from an interdisciplinary point of view. While the series is open to new subjects, it will be focused on “non-current” cartifacts and mapping processes, i.e. historical maps and mappings, the history of cartography and other related topics, which might include their influence or impact on our present days.

Brill Research Perspectives in Map History publishes two issues. Each issue consists of one uniquely focused article of 70-100 pages.

If you are interested in writing an issue, or would like to know more, please get in touch with either the Editor-in-Chief Carla Lois, or the publisher at Brill Wendel Scholma.