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The History of Cartography, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century (2-Volume Set)

Series: The History of Cartography Volume: 6
By: Mark Monmonier(Editor)
1960 pages, 805 plates with colour illustrations; 119 b/w photos, 242 b/w illustrations, 61 tables
The History of Cartography, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century (2-Volume Set)
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For more than thirty years, the History of Cartography Project has charted the course for scholarship on cartography, bringing together research from a variety of disciplines on the creation, dissemination, and use of maps. The History of Cartography, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century, continues this tradition with a groundbreaking survey of the century just ended and a new full-colour, encyclopedic format.

The twentieth century is a pivotal period in map history. The transition from paper to digital formats led to previously unimaginable dynamic and interactive maps. Geographic information systems radically altered cartographic institutions and reduced the skill required to create maps. Satellite positioning and mobile communications revolutionized wayfinding. Mapping evolved as an important tool for coping with complexity, organizing knowledge, and influencing public opinion in all parts of the globe and at all levels of society. Volume 6 covers these changes comprehensively, while thoroughly demonstrating the far-reaching effects of maps on science, technology, and society – and vice versa.

The lavishly produced volume includes more than five hundred articles accompanied by more than a thousand images. Hundreds of expert contributors provide both original research, often based on their own participation in the developments they describe, and interpretations of larger trends in cartography. Designed for use by both scholars and the general public, this definitive volume is a reference work of first resort for all who study and love maps.


List of Tables
List of Abbreviations


Preface, Mark Monmonier
Introduction, Mark Monmonier
Academic Paradigms in Cartography
Accuracy in Mapping
Administrative Cartography
Advertising, Maps as
Aeronautical Chart
Agricultural Adjustment Administration (U.S.)
Air-Age Globalism
Airline Map
Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (Academy for Spatial Research and Planning; Germany)
Almagià, Roberto
Alpine Cartography
American Automobile Association (AAA)
American Cartographer, The
American Geographical Society
Anaglyph Map
Analytical Cartography
Animated Map
Antiquarian Maps and Grand Larceny
Arctic, The
Art and Cartography
Astrophysics and Cartography
Atlas of Canada
Atlas of Finland
Automobile Association (U.K.)
Bagrow, Leo
Bertin, Jacques
Biogeography and Cartography
Bivariate Map
Board on Geographic Names (U.S.)
Bol’shoy sovetskiy atlas mira
Boundary Disputes
Boundary Surveying
Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (Federal Office for Cartography and Geodesy; Germany)
Bundesamt für Landestopographie (Federal Office of Topography; Switzerland)
Cadastral Map
Cadastral Surveying
Canada Geographic Information System
Cartographic Duplicity in the German Democratic Republic
Cartographic Journal, The
Cave Map
Census Mapping
Chen Shupeng
Children and Cartography
Choropleth Map
Chroma Key
Cinema and Cartography
Climate Map
Close (Arden-Close), Charles Frederick
Cloth, Maps on
Coastal Mapping
Cold War
Collecting, Map
Colonial and Imperial Cartography
Color and Cartography
Comité Européen des Responsables de la Cartographie Officielle (European Committee of Representatives for Official Mapping; International)
Community Mapping
Computer, Digital
Conventions, Cartographic
Coordinate Systems
Copyright Traps
Cortesão, Armando
Crime Map
Cruise Missile
Customization of Maps
Cvijic, Jovan
Dainville, François de
Dasymetric Map
Decolonization and Independence
Decoration, Maps as
Demographic Map
Dictionary, Cartographic
Digital Library
Digital Worldwide Mapping Projects
Directorate of Overseas Surveys (U.K.)
Drafting of Maps
Eastern Europe, Boundary Changes in
Eckert, Max
Education and Cartography
Electoral Map
Electromagnetic Distance Measurement
Electronic Cartography
Emergency Planning
Environmental Protection
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI; U.S.)
Epidemiological Map
Esselte Kartor AB (Sweden)
Ethnographic Map
Eurocentric Bias
European Union
Experimental Cartography Unit, Royal College of Art (U.K.)
Exploratory Data Analysis
Facilities Map
Figure of the Earth
Fire Insurance Map
Forensic Mapping
Forestry and Cartography
Fractal Representation
Freytag-Berndt und Artaria KG (Austria)
Gannett, Henry
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)
Genetics and Cartography
Geodetic Surveying
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Geographic Names
Geographical Mapping
Geography and Cartography
Geologic Map
Geophysics and Cartography
Geopolitics and Cartography
GEOSPACE Beckel Satellitenbilddaten GmbH (Austria)
Glavnoye upravleniye geodezii i kartografii (Chief Administration of Geodesy and Cartography; Russia)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Goode, J(ohn) Paul
Gulf War (1991)
Hallwag Kümmerly+Frey AG (Switzerland)
Hammond Map Company (U.S.)
Harley, J(ohn) B(rian)
Harrison, Richard Edes
Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis (U.S.)
Hazards and Risk, Mapping of
Heiskanen, Veikko Aleksanteri
Himalaya, Cartography of the
Hinks, Arthur R(obert)
Historians and Cartography
Historic Preservation and Cartography
Historical Geography and Cartography
Histories of Cartography
History of Cartography Project
H. M. Gousha Company (U.S.)
Holdich, Thomas Hungerford
Holographic Map
Hotine, Martin
Hydrographic Techniques
IDRISI (software)
Imago Mundi
Imhof, Eduard
Indigenous Peoples and Western Cartography
Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (Cartographic Institute of Catalonia; Spain)
Institut Géographique National (National Geographical Institute; France)
Instituto Geográfico Nacional (National Geographical Institute; Spain)
Intellectual Property
Interactive Map
Inter-American Geodetic Survey
Intergraph Corporation (U.S.)
International Cartographic Association
International Civil Aviation Organization
International Geographical Union
International Geophysical Year
International Hydrographic Chart
International Hydrographic Organization (Monaco)
International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC; Netherlands)
International Journal of Geographical Information Systems/Science
International Map of the World
Istituto Geografico De Agostini (Geographical Institute De Agostini; Italy)
Jefferson, Mark Sylvester William
John Bartholomew & Son (U.K.)
Journalistic Cartography
Journals, Cartographic
Justus Perthes (Germany)
Kartographische Nachrichten
Keates, J(ohn) S(tanley)
Koeman, Cornelis
Kokudo chiriin (Geographical Survey Institute; Japan)
Kolácný, Antonín
Kretschmer, Ingrid
Kümmerly+Frey AG (Switzerland)
Labeling of Maps
Land Systems Analysis
Land Use Map
Landscape Architecture and Cartography
Law of the Sea
League of Nations
Libraries, Map
Libraries and Map Collections, National
Linguistic Map
Literature and Cartography
Lobeck, Armin K(ohl)
London Underground Map
Lunar and Planetary Mapping
Mairs Geographischer Verlag (Germany)
Maling, D(erek) H(ylton)
Map Pin (U.S.)
Marine Chart
Marine Charting
Marketing Cartographic and Spatial Data
Marketing of Maps, Mass
Marschner, Francis Joseph
Martin, Lawrence
Martonne, Emmanuel de
Mathematics and Cartography
Mercator Projection
Meteorology and Cartography
Metric System
Michelin (France)
Military Mapping by Major Powers
Military Mapping of Geographic Areas
Miller, O(sborn) M(aitland)
Modes of Cartographic Practice
Molodenskiy, M(ikhail) S(ergeyevich)
Moskovskiy institut inzhenerov geodezii, aerofotos”yëmki i kartografii (Moscow Institute of Geodetic Engineering, Aerial Photography, and Cartography; Russia)


Narrative and Cartography
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
National Atlas of the United States of America, The
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (U.S.)
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Nation-State Formation and Cartography
Oblique and Perspective Views
Oceanography and Cartography
Office of Strategic Services (U.S.)
Ordnance Survey (U.K.)
Orell Füssli Kartographie AG (Switzerland)
Orienteering Map
Ormeling, Ferdinand J(an)
Paris Peace Conference (1919)
Pearsall, Phyllis
Penck, Albrecht
Perception and Cognition of Maps
Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (U.K.)
Persuasive Cartography
Petchenik, Barbara B(artz)
Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen
Peters Projection
Peucker, Karl
Photogrammetric Mapping
Photography in Map Design and Production
Physiographic Diagram
Plane Table
Planning, Urban and Regional
Political Cartoons, Maps as
Preußische Landesaufnahme
Prime Meridian
Property Mapping
Property Mapping Practices
Public Access to Cartographic Information
Race, Maps and the Social Construction of
Radó, Sándor (Alexander Rado)
Railroad Map
Raisz, Erwin (Josephus)
Rand McNally & Company (U.S.)
Ratajski, Lech
Ravenstein Verlag (Germany)
Recreational Map
Relief Depiction
Remote Sensing
Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Handling of Geographic Information (1987)
Reproduction of Maps
Ristow, Walter W(illiam)
Road Mapping
Robinson, Arthur H(oward)
Robinson Projection
Route Map
Royal Geographical Society (U.K.)
R. R. Donnelley & Sons (U.S.)
Russia and the Soviet Union, Fragmentation of
Russkoye geograficheskoye obshchestvo (Russian Geographical Society)
Salishchev, Konstantin Alekseyevich
Scientific Discovery and Cartography
Shelton, Hal
Snyder, John P(arr)
Social Theory and Cartography
Societies, Cartographic
Societies, Geographical
Societies, Map
Societies, Map Librarianship
Societies, Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing
Soils Map
Sources of Cartographic Information
Space Oblique Mercator Projection
Standards for Cartographic Information
Star Chart
Statistical Map
Statistics and Cartography
Styles, Cartographic
Survey of India
SYMAP (software)
Tactile Map
Tanaka, Kitiro
Tax Map
Television and Maps
Terrain Analysis and Cartography
Tharp, Marie
Thematic Mapping
Thrower, Norman J(oseph) W(illiam)
Tidal Measurement
Time, Time Geography, Temporal Change, and Cartography
Times Atlas of the World
Tissot’s Indicatrix
Tobler, Waldo R(udolph)
Tooley, R(onald) V(ere)
Topografische Dienst (Netherlands)
Topographic Map
Topographic Mapping
Touring Club Italiano (Italian Touring Club)
Travel, Tourism, and Place Marketing
Tsentral’nyy nauchno-issledovatel’skiy institut geodezii, aeros”yëmki i kartografii (Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Air Survey, and Cartography; Russia)
Uncertainty and Reliability
United Nations
Urban Mapping
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Intelligence Community, Mapping by the
Velhagen & Klasing (Germany)
Verlag Ed. Hölzel (Austria)
Viewshed Mapping
Vinland Map
Virtual Reality
Visualization and Maps
Wagner & Debes (Germany)
Wall Map
Warfare and Cartography
Warntz, William
Wax Engraving
Wayfinding and Travel Maps
Weather Channel, The (U.S.)
Weather Map
Web Cartography
Westermann Verlag (Germany)
William-Olsson, William
Wolfegg Castle
Women in Cartography
Woodward, David
World Aeronautical Chart
World Revolution and Cartography
World War I
World War II
Wright, John K(irtland)
Wuhan cehui keji daxue (Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping; China)
Zhongguo kexueyuan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Processual History, Mark Monmonier
Editors and Contributors
General Index, Do Mi Stauber

Customer Reviews


Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including How to Lie with Maps; Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change; and No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control, all from the University of Chicago Press.

Series: The History of Cartography Volume: 6
By: Mark Monmonier(Editor)
1960 pages, 805 plates with colour illustrations; 119 b/w photos, 242 b/w illustrations, 61 tables
Media reviews

"This stunning set [...] examines technologically advanced global mapping. With 500 entries (the first three volumes of the encyclopedia featured instead lengthy essays) accompanied by more than 1,000 color and black-and-white maps, photographs, and tables, and its coverage of a seminal time in cartography, this is the portion to buy if your library can't acquire the entire series."
– Starred Review, Library Journal

"Well-organized, authoritative, and thorough [...] Highly recommended."

"Mapmaking may now be a more popular activity than in any other time in history – every time a person looks for directions online, a new, customized map is born. Just a century or so ago, none of the mapmaking tools we now take for granted existed [...] The History of Cartography, Volume 6: Cartography in the 20th Century traces the incredible advances in the last century that made possible the map-obsessed world of today."
Atlas Obscura

"The unique combination of substantial and comprehensive content written by experts in each of the sub-fields, extensive illustrations, and the coverage of almost anything that is relevant in today's world of cartography makes this two-part volume my favourite of the series so far. It could even be a serious contender for the one book on that mythical desert island for anyone passionate about maps."

"A major triumph by any and all standards, The History of Cartography project stands as the leading achievement of cartographic scholarship in recent decades."
Journal of European Studies

"So rich is this material it is hard to do it justice in review [...] One of its greatest contributions is to bring this quality information into one volume, putting a spotlight onto its histories – military and otherwise – thereby taking the subject of twentieth-century cartography beyond the realm of the exeperts."
– International Map Collectors Society

"A worthy tribute to mapping and mapmaking."
AAG Review of Books

"The richness, depth and variety of coverage is staggering and, as with the other volumes of The History of Cartography, the achievement is difficult to fathom. In fact, I would argue that volume six goes beyond even the previous volumes in magnitude of its achievement not only in size but in quality. The fact that volume six consists of encyclopaedia-style entries does not diminish but, on the contrary, only heightens its impact. I also predict that, of the complete set of volumes, this could end up being the one that gets the most use in terms of both citation and public engagement."
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