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Earth Sciences & Map Library Exhibits: Famous Cartographers

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Famous Cartographers Throughout the Ages


Famous Cartographers Throughout the Ages

Location: Earth Sciences and Map Library (50 McCone)

Reading Room

Dates: Fall Semester 2018

Curated by: Erica Newcome

The history of cartography dates back 14,000 years ago when the earliest maps were created. Cartography has grown in value with the use of the Internet, World Wide Web, and Global Navigation Satellite Systems and with all of the current advances in technology it continues to be an important field. Throughout history there have been cartographers all over that have created maps which influenced society and the future of cartography. This exhibit displays books, atlases, and maps either by or about notable cartographers that created maps which had a significant effect on the field of cartography and the world.

(Clarke, Keith C. "Cartography." Cartography - Geography - Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press, 20 Dec. 2016, Accessed 16 Aug. 2018.)

Some of the Cartographers mentioned in this LibGuide:

Muhammad al-Idrisi Joan Blaeu  Grafton Tyler Brown
Nicolas de Fer Eratosthenes  Paul J. Goode
Diego Gutierrez Tom Harrison Fra Mauro
Gerardus Mercator Abraham Ortelius Phyllis Persall
Arno Peters Gretchen N. Peterson​ Claudius Ptolemy
Shanawdithit Inō Tadataka Marie Tharp
Philip Turnor Juan Jose Valdes Martin Waldseemüller

Books, Atlases, and Maps on Exhibit

Books and Maps