The series focuses on the use of maps as significant sources of information about the near and distant past and as a basis for humanistic study. To date, the Project has published four volumes in six books: 1: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean (1987) 2.1: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies (1992) 2.2: Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies (1995) 2.3: Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies (1998) 3: Cartography in the European Renaissance (2007) 4. Cartography in the European Enlightenment (2019) 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century (2015). All parts of Volumes One, Two, Three, and Six are accessible at no cost online at press.uchicago.edu/books/HOC/. Like Volume Four, Volume Five will be released in both print and e-book editions. Both volumes will be available online in due course.
The History of Cartography Project is a research, editorial, and publishing venture drawing international attention to the history of maps and mapping. The Project's major work is the multi-volume History of Cartography series.