Cartographic literature

The VU University Library Map Collection contains over 5,000 books in the fields of historical and modern cartography.

Cartographic literature
The literature describes the development of cartography: how maps and atlases were made ​​over the centuries, with their projection systems and reproduction techniques. How did mapmakers get their information and what role was played by the voyages of discovery, and, for example, by air and satellite photography? What are GPS, GIS (Geographical Information System), and mental maps? How to read and interpret maps? What maps have been made of a country or region through the centuries?

Search and find
Please note that a library card is required to request and use documents.

All titles can be found online in LibSearch.

Current cartographic literature can be found in the 1st floor reading room (VU Main Building, room 1C-02), as well as a list of available e-journals.


Caert-Thresoor title page GIS CartographyAtlantes Neerlandici

More information
- 1st Floor desk (see Desks, opening hours)
- Map Collection curator, instruction and tours:
  T (020) 59 85189 
  E Map Collection curator (Mon - Thu)
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