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Cartographic Connections: Bibliography

Bibliography

I. Maps as Tools for Teaching

Backler, Allen. "Teaching Geography in American History." ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED 299 222, 1988.

Connections. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1989 [Videotape].

Danzer, Gerald A. Discovering American History Through Maps and Views. New York: Harper Collins, 1991. [90 transparencies].

Geography in the National Curriculum. London: The Geographical Association, 1989.

Guidelines for Geographic Education: Elementary and Secondary Schools. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Geographers and National Council for Geographic Education, 1984.

Kish, George. The Discovery and Settlement of North America, 1500-1865: A Cartographic Perspective. New York: Harper and Row, 1978. [203 slides and a cassette tape].

Martin, Robert Sidney and James C. Martin. Contours of Discovery: Printed Maps Delineating the Texas and Southwestern Chapters in the Cartographic History of North America. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1981-82. [22 map facsimiles].

Parker, Edmond T. and Michael P. Conzen. "Using Maps as Evidence: Lessons in American Social and Economic History." ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 125 935, 1975.

Reinhartz, Dennis. "Teaching History with Maps: A Graphic Dimension." In Walter Prescott Webb and the Teaching of History, edited by Dennis Reinhartz and Stephen E. Maizlish. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1985.

______________. Geography Across the Curriculum. Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1990.

______________. "History, Geography, and Maps: Teaching World History." In Teaching History 16 (Fall 1991): 84-90.

Reinhartz, Dennis and Judy Reinhartz. "Geography and History." In Teaching World History: A Resource Book, edited by Heidi Roupp. Armouk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.

Reinhartz, Judy and Dennis Reinhartz. "‘How Wide The World’: Geography, Maps, and the Teaching of American History." In OAH Magazine of History (Spring 1993): 21-26.

II. Selected Books on Exploration and Mapping of Texas

Francaviglia, Richard. From Sail to Steam: Four Centuries of Texas Maritime History, 1500-1900. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.

Goetzman, William H. Army Exploration in the American West, 1803-1863. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1991.

__________________. Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1993.

Jackson, Jack. Flags Along the Coast: Charting the Gulf of Mexico, 1519-1759; A Reappraisal. Austin: Book Club of Texas, 1995.

___________. Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast: The Contributions of Saint Denis, Oliván, and LeMaire. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1990.

___________. Shooting the Sun: Cartographic results of Military Activities in Texas, 1689-1829. Austin: Book Club of Texas, c1998.

John, Elizabeth Ann Harper. Storms Brewed in Other Men's Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795. 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

Martin, James C. and Robert Sidney Martin. Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1999.

Morris, John Miller. El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1997.

Reinhartz, Dennis and Charles Colley. The Mapping of the American Southwest. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1987.

Rosenberg Library. Cartographic Sources in the Rosenberg Library. Compiled by Henry G. Taliaferro; edited by Jane A. Kenamore and Uli Haller. College Station: Published for the Rosenberg Library by the Texas A&M University Press, 1988.

Saxon, Gerald and Dennis Reinhartz. The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

Weddle, Robert S. Changing Tides: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea, 1763-1803. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.

_______________. The French Thorn: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea, 1682-1762. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1991.

_______________. Spanish Sea: The Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery, 1500-1685. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1985.

III. Selected Resources for Research

The A. E. Nordenskiold Collection in the Helsinki University Library: Annotated Catalogue of Maps Made up to 1800. 5 vol. Atlas. Compiled by Ann-marie Michwitz and Leena Milkkavaara. [Stockholm]: Helsinki University Library, 1979

Bargrow, Leo. History of Cartography. Ed. by R. A. Skelton. Rev. ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964.

A Book of Old Maps Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War. Compiled and edited by Emerson E. Fite and Archibald Freeman. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.

Bricker, Charles. Landmarks of Mapmaking. Amsterdam: Elsevier; Brussels: International Book Society, Time-Life Books, 1968.

Burden, Philip D. The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps, 1511-1670. Rickmansworth, Herts.: Releigh Publications, c1996.

Campbell, John. Introductory Cartography. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, c1984.

Campbell, Tony. Early Maps. New York: Abbeville Press, 1981.

Chicago Mapmakers: Essays on the Rise of the City’s Map Trade. Edited by Michael P. Conzen. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society for Chicago Map Society, 1984.

The Compleat Plattmaker: Essays on Chart, Map, and Globe Making in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Edited by Norman J. Thrower. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1978.

Cummings, William P. British Maps of Colonial America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Cummings, William P., S. E. Hillier, D. B. Quinn, and Glyndiur Well. The Exploration of North America 1630-1776. New York: Putman Publishing Co., 1974.

Ehrenberg, Ralph. "Taking the Measure of the Land." Prologue 9, No. 3 (Fall 1977): 129-50.

Exploration and Mapping of the American West: Selected Essays. Occasional Paper No. 1. Map and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association. Edited by D. P. Koepp. Chicago: Speculum Orbis Press, 1986

Friis, Herman R. "Highlights in the First 100 Years of Surveying & Mapping and Geographical Exploration of the United States by the Federal Government 1775-1880." Surveying and Mapping 18(1958):185-206.

From Sea Charts to Satellite Images: Interpreting North American History through Maps. Edited by David Buisseret. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992

Gross, John. The Mapmaker’s Art: An Illustrated History of Cartography. London: Studio Editions, 1993.

_________. The Mapping of North America: Three Centuries of Map-Making 1500-1860. Secaucus, N. J. :Wellfleet Press, 1990.

Harrisse, Henry. The Discovery of North America: A Critical Documentary and Historical Investment with an Essay on Early Cartography of the New World…. Reprint Amsterdam: N. Israel, 1969.

Hill, Gillian. Cartographical Curiosities. London: British Library, 1978.

The History of Cartography. Edited by J. B. Harley and David Woodward. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987- . [Series currently includes publications on cartography of prehistory, ancient, medieval Europe and Mediterranean, traditional Islamic and South Asian societies, traditional East and Southeast Asian societies, and traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian and Pacific societies.]

Johnson, Adrian. America Explored: A Cartographical History of the Exploration of North America. New York: Viking Press, 1974.

Klemp, Egon. America In Maps. New York & London: Holmes & Meier, 1976.

Library of Congress. Map Division. A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress. Amsterdam: Thearvm Orbis Terravm, [1967].

Manasek, F. J. Collecting Old Maps. Norwick: Terra Nova Press, 1998.

Martin, James C. and Robert Sidney Martin. Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, c1998.

Moak, Jefferson M. Philadelphia Mapmakers. [Philadelphia]: The Shackamazon Society, Inc. and Jefferson M. Moak. 1976.

Modelski, Andrew M. Railroad Maps of North America: The First Hundred Years. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, 1984.

Post, J. B. Atlas of Fantasy. London: Souvenir Press, 1979.

Putman, Robert. Early Sea Charts. New York: Abbeville Press, 1983.

Ristow, Walter William. American Maps and Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985

Schwartz, Seymour I. and Ralph E. Ehrenberg. The Mapping of America. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980.

Skelton, R. A. Decorative Printed Maps of the 15th to 18th Centuries. London & New York: Staples Press, 1952.

____________. Explorers’ Maps: Chapters in the Cartographic Record of Geographical Discovery. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1958.

____________. Maps: A Historical Survey of Their Study and Collecting. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975.

Southworth, Michael and Susan Southworth. Maps: A Visual Survey and Design Guide. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1982.

Suarez, Thomas. Shedding the Veil: Mapping the European Discovery of America and the World. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 1992.

Thrower, Norman J. Maps and Man: An Examination of Cartography in Relation to Culture and Civilization. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976.

Tooley, R. V. Collecting Antique Maps. London: Stanley Gibons Publications, Ltd., 1976

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West, 1540-1861. 6 vol. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-1963.

Wilford, John Noble. The Map Makers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.

Woodward, David. The All-American Map: Wax Engraving and Its Influence on Cartography. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1977.

_______________. Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

_______________. Five Centuries of Map Printing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975.

IV. Cartographic Journals

ACTA Cartographica. Amsterdam: Theatrum Obis Terrarum, Ltd., 1967—.
This journal presents a series of monographs and studies on the history of cartography from periodicals published since 1800. Although an editorial policy dictates a balance of English, German and French language articles, in practice, there is a heavy reliance on German language works with a focus on European concerns and interests.

The Cartographic Journal. London, Edinburgh: British Cartographic Society, 1964—.
Technical in orientation and focuses on concerns of current scientific mapping.

The Compass Rose. Arlington: Special Collections Division, UTA Libraries, 1988--. The division’s newsletter is published twice yearly and, frequently, includes articles focusing on the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library. Past issues have reported on significant donations and holdings, and include historical descriptions and illustrations.

Great Plains Journal, vol. 4, no. 1(winter 1984). Lincoln: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Center for Great Plains Studies.
While not normally a journal of interest to cartographic historians, this particular issue contains the first four of twelve planned monographs from papers presented at a symposium on "Mapping the North American Plains" held in April 1983, at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. The stated purpose of the symposia was the "regional focus to get at the thought behind the maps and discover the image presented to those in the first half of the 19th century." The area under study was the vast region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.

Imago Mundi. Amsterdam: Nico Israel, 1974—.
This journal of the International Society for the History of Cartography published monographs and shorter articles of interest to cartographic historians. As with other cartographic journals, the articles are of interest to historians, librarians, collectors and traders. Generally, European in perspective.

The Map Collector. London: The Map Collector, 1977-1996.
This quarterly journal was published in response to the growing interest in old maps. Originated in 1977 by the late Ronald Vere Tooley, the magazine’s stated purpose was to cater to the specialist, the librarian, private collector and trade dealer. It includes "monographs and articles of general interest, lists of sale prices, atlas collations, maps for sale and wanted, reminiscences, reviews and records of contemporary and coming events relating to maps." The quarterly has proved to be a valuable work of reference as well as for historical content.

Map Line. Chicago: The Hermon Dunlop Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, 1972—.
A quarterly journal that includes articles relating to cartography, a discussion or study of a particular map or mapmaker along with notes on meetings and conferences, reports on new acquisitions of the Newberry, recent publications in the cartographic field, as well as miscellaneous information of interest to the members of the association.

Mercator’s World: The Magazine of Maps, Atlases, Globes and Charts. Eugene, Oregon: Aster Publishing Corp., 1996- .
A bimonthly magazine similar to The Map Collector. Articles are directed at a more general audience than the scholarly Map Collector with diverse stories accompanied by many colorful illustrations. Issues also include departments specializing in auction reports, book reviews, calendar of events and meetings, and two sections labeled "Aficionado and "Multimedia." These departments focus on individuals with cartographic interests, and stories revealing the latest technological advancement in cartography.

Meridian: A Journal of the Map and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association. [United States: The Round Table,
1989-1999
].
The publication contains articles that advance the organization and disseminate cartographic and geographic information. It also is dedicated to documenting the changing trends and issues in cartographic and geographic librarianship. The publication includes articles focusing on various historical aspects of cartography and geography of general interest.

Terrae Incognitae: Annals of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Amsterdam: Nico Israel, 1969- .
A series of articles focusing, primarily, on European interest.