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Some basic sources on the history of cartography.

  • The History of Cartography. Edited by J.B. Harley and David Woodward. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987-
    Vol. 1: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.
    Vol. 2, bk. 1: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies.
    Vol. 2, bk. 2: Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies.
    Map Coll. Ref. GA201 +H53 1987 (LC); also in CCL
  • Bagrow, Leo. History of Cartography. 2d ed. Chicago: Precedent Pub., 1985.
    Map Coll. Ref. GA201 +B3413 1985 (LC); also in CCL
  • Crone, G. R. Maps and Their Makers: An Introduction to the History of Cartography. 5th ed. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1978.
    Map Coll. Ref. GA201 +C76 1978 (LC)
  • Tooley, R. V. Maps and Map-makers. 7th ed. London: Batsford, 1987.
    Map Coll. Ref. GA201 T6 1987 (LC)
  • Wilford, John Noble. The Mapmakers. New York: Knopf, 1981.
    Map Coll. Ref. GA105.3 W49 1981 (LC)
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