Updated through 18 January 2018
This complete bibliography is organized by my particular arenas of interest. In partial emulation of the original format of the curriculum vitae as a narrative of the intellectual structure of one’s work and career, the groups are presented in roughly chronological order, with two more general categories at the end:
1) Computers and Digital Mapping
2) Mapping of Properties and Landscapes, especially in State and Imperial Contexts: 1, nineteenth-century USA; 2, British India; 3, geodesy, topography, and systematic surveys
3) Enlightenment Cosmography and Mapping: 1, meridians; 2, geographical mapping; 3, celestial mapping; 4, general
4) A Processual Approach to Map History: 1, early statements of “modes”; 2, overviews of mapping from a processual perspective; 3, later statements of “modes” and “discourse”; 4, the ideal of cartography
5) History of Map History: 1, Harley, Woodward, and the History of Cartography Project; 2, bibliographies; 3, historiography from a processual approach
6) New England and North America: 1, early European exploration and mapping of America; 2, colonial New England; 3, colonial North America; 4, early U.S. republic; 5, early Maine
7) OML-Related Studies
8) Programmatic Statements
9) Book Reviews
Within each group, the works are presented in chronological order, without reference to format (book, article, website, etc.), although I have flagged peer-reviewed works with [pr]. URLs are provided either to online works or to PDFs (for the more important works) that can be downloaded.
All works are only by myself, unless noted. I do not list blog entries.
I thought, as an undergraduate, that I would become a professional land surveyor. Within the University College London geography program (1980–1983), I also had occasion to develop some skills in computer mapping.
“The Computer-Based Construction of Map Projections.” B.Sc. (hons.) dissertation (Geography). University College London, 1983.
“Strategies for Maintaining the Democratic Nature of a Geographic Information System.” Papers and Proceedings of Applied Geography Conferences 14 (1991): 100–8. [pr]
I did not forego my interest in surveying as I developed my historical interests at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1983–1990), which remain predicated upon my fascination with the practices, technologies, and institutional contexts of the surveying and mapping of property and landscapes. In particular, my graduate studies explored the intersections of systematic, geodetic-based surveys with both state formation in the nineteenth-century (re USA) and imperialism (re British India). These interests subsequently remained important to me, and have resurfaced as I have reconsidered the ideal of “cartography” (section 4, esp. 4.2 and 4.4).
“Politics, Science and Government Mapping in the United States, 1800 to 1925.” M.S. thesis (Cartography). University of Wisconsin–Madison, December 1985.
“Politics, Science, and Government Mapping Policy in the United States, 1800–1925.” The American Cartographer 13 (1986): 295–306. [pr]
“The Ordnance Survey and British Surveys in India.” Sheetlines: Newsletter of the Charles Close Society, no. 26 (December 1989): 3–8 and no. 27 (April 1990): 9–10.
“Mapping and Empire: British Trigonometrical Surveys in India and the European Concept of Systematic Survey, 1799–1843.” Ph.D. dissertation (Geography). University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1990.
“Systematic Surveys and Mapping Policy in British India, 1757–1830.” In Colonel Sir George Everest CB FRS: Proceedings of the Bicentenary Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, 8th November 1990, edited by James R. Smith, 1–11. London: Royal Geographical Society and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 1990.
“The Atlas of India, 1823–1947: The Natural History of a Topographic Map Series.” Cartographica 28, no. 4 (1991): 59–91. [pr]
“The Patronage of Science and the Creation of Imperial Space: The British Mapping of India, 1799–1843.” In “Introducing Cultural and Social Cartography,” edited by Robert A. Rundstrom, 61–67. Cartographica 30, no. 1 (1993): Monograph 44. [pr]
Mapping an Empire: The Geographic Construction of British India, 1765–1843. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN 978-0-226-18487-6 cloth; 978-0-226-18488-3 paper; 978-0-226-18486-9 e-book.. (xxii + 458 pp.) [ca. 180,000 words] [pr]
• Reprinted, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999 (ISBN 019–565172–3).
“Defining a Unique City: Surveying and Mapping Bombay after 1800.” In Bombay to Mumbai: Changing Perspectives, edited by Pauline Rohatgi, Pheroza Godrej, and Rahul Mehrota, 40–57. Bombay: Marg Publications, 1997; reprinted, 2001 and 2007.
• Simultaneous published in Marg: A Magazine of the Arts 48, no. 4 (1997): 28–45.
“Bringing India to Hand: Mapping an Empire, Denying Space.” In The Global Eighteenth Century, edited by Felicity Nussbaum, 65–78 and 334–36. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003; reprinted in paperback, 2005. [pr]
“The Ideologies and Practices of Mapping and Imperialism.” In Social History of Science in Colonial India, edited by S. Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina, 25–68. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007.
“British Military Education, Mapmaking, and Military ‘Map-Mindedness’ in the Later Enlightenment.” The Cartographic Journal 31, no. 1 (1994): 14–20. [pr]
The Surveyor as a ‘Madman.’ Commentary for Annual Broadsheet, no. 15. Madison: The Silver Buckle Press, University of Wisconsin, for the History of Cartography Project, 2007.
“Napoleonic Plan of Boulogne’s Defenses.” Map commentary for the Osher Map Library, 2013.
“The Rise of Systematic, Territorial Surveys.” In The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography, edited by Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic, 159–72. London: Routledge, 2017. [pr]
Contributions to Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr] Specifically:
(MHE and Nicholas Dew) “Geodesy and the Size and Shape of the Earth.”
“Geodetic Surveying in the Enlightenment.”
“Linear Measures in the Enlightenment.”
Considering the development and idealization of the modern systematic survey (section 2) led me to explore the earlier ideals and practices of mapping in eighteenth-century Europe. Originally (after 1990) I sought to explore this in terms of “Enlightenment science” generally and in North America more particularly. Starting in 2000, I sought to explore “Enlightenment” ideals in the context of “public” discourse (what some people have called “print culture,” although I find this a remarkably unhelpful term when dealing with the intersections of manuscript and print circulation). By 2018, this interest had been subsumed into my general concern for mapping processes (section 4).
“Cartographic Confusion and Nationalism: The Meridian of Washington, DC, in the Early 19th Century.” Mapline: Newsletter of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at The Newberry Library, nos. 69–70 (Spring/Summer 1993): 4–8.
“Cartographic Culture and Nationalism in the Early United States: Benjamin Vaughan and the Choice for a Prime Meridian, 1811.” Journal of Historical Geography 20, no. 4 (1994): 384–95. [pr]
“‘Analemmas’ on Globes.” Globe Studies: The Journal of the International Coronelli Society, nos. 64/65 (2018): 37–58.
“Meridians, Local and Prime.” In Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr]
“Mathematical Cosmography and the Social Ideology of British Cartography, 1780–1820.” Imago Mundi 46 (1994): 101–16. [pr]
“Reconsidering Enlightenment Geography and Map-Making: Reconnaissance, Mapping, Archive.” In Geography and Enlightenment, edited by David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers, 165–98. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. [pr]
Contributions to Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr] Specifically:
“Geographical Mapping in the Enlightenment.”
The Moon Mapp’d: Imagining a New World. Commentary for Annual Broadsheet, no. 14. Madison: The Silver Buckle Press, University of Wisconsin, for the History of Cartography Project, 2006.
“Celestial Mapping in the Enlightenment.” In Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr]
(MHE and Mary S. Pedley, eds.) Cartography in the European Enlightenment. Volume 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [ca. 1,000,000 words; my own contributions total just short of 50,000 words or 5% of the volume] [pr] Further contributions, other than as listed in other sections:
(MHE and Mary S. Pedley) “Preface.”
(MHE and Mary S. Pedley) “Introduction.”
(Mary S. Pedley and MHE) “Map Collecting in the Enlightenment.”
Stemming from my early work is a broad theoretical interest in the nature of maps, cartography, and their history. This interest has been increasingly influenced by Foucauldian discourse theory, the sociology of texts (especially in helping distinguish print from manuscript production), actor network theory, and historical linguistics. My specific arguments for a processual approach to map history were solidified in designing the encyclopedic structure of Volumes Four through Six of The History of Cartography. They have since continued to develop and have permitted complex overviews of large swathes of map history and of the idealization of cartography. Indeed, they have segued into an explicit concern to ground map studies generally in an “historical understanding” of mapping as process. In emulation of Jeremy Smith’s An Historical Study of English (1996), I thought to prepare a similar work, An Historical Study of Mapping, which has necessarily grown and spawned several books: Cartography: The Ideal and Its History (2019) and two works currently in preparation, specifically Mapping, History, Theory (section 5) and Mapping as Process.
[Untitled] In “Responses to J. B. Harley’s Article, ‘Deconstructing the Map,’ Published in the Last Issue of Cartographica (Volume 26, Number 2, Summer 1989, pp. 1–20),” edited by Edward H. Dahl, 93–96. Cartographica 26, nos. 3–4 (1989): 89–121.
“Mapping and the Early Modern State: The Intellectual Nexus of Late Tudor and Early Stuart Mapping. Essay review of Richard Helgerson, Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992).” Cartographica 29, nos. 3–4 (1992): 89–93.
“Cartography without ‘Progress’: Reinterpreting the Nature and Historical Development of Mapmaking.” Cartographica 30, nos. 2–3 (1993): 54–68. [pr]
• Reprinted in Mapping, ed. Martin Dodge, 4 vols. (London: Routledge, 2015), 1: item 10.
• Reprinted in Human Geography, edited by Derek Gregory and Noel Castree, 5 vols. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2012), 2:271–96. One of just three papers on cartography (with another three on GIS) among eighty essays.
• Excerpted in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation, edited by Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, and Chris Perkins (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 73–82.
• Reprinted in Classics in Cartography: Reflections on Influential Articles from Cartographica, edited by Martin Dodge (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 305–29.
“Theory and the History of Cartography.” Imago Mundi 48 (1996): 185–91. [pr]
• Reprinted as “Teoria e história da cartografia,” Trans. André Reyes Novaes. Espaço e Cultura, no. 39 (2017): 7–18.
“Cartography, Disciplinary History”; “Geography, Disciplinary History”; and “Geography, The Word.” In Sciences of the Earth: An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, edited by Gregory A. Good, respectively 1:81–85, 1:277–82, and 1:298. 2 vols. Garland Encyclopedias in the History of Science, 3. New York: Garland, 1998.
Volumes 4 and 6 of The History of Cartography were designed in 2001–05, according to my early conception of cartographic modes; volume 5 necessarily inherited the same fundamental structure. My entries in each volume explaining the application of this structure to each time period might all appear to be late statements, according to their publication date, but they were all written in 2010–11 and as such still manifest my early conceptions.
“Modes of Cartographic Practice.” In Cartography in the Twentieth Century, edited by Mark Monmonier, 978–80. Vol. 6 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. [pr]
“Modes of Cartographic Practice.” In Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr]
“Modes of Cartographic Practice.” In Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Roger J. P. Kain, forthcoming. Vol. 5 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023. [pr]
Implementations of the concept of modes of mapping in order to handle in a meaningful manner what others continue to think of as a single endeavor of “cartography.”
[Helen Wallis and mhe] “Cartography.” In Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, edited by Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 1101–14. London: Routledge, 1994. Reprinted London: Routledge, 2003; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
“Mapping Parts of the World.” In Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, edited by James R. Akerman and Robert W. Karrow, Jr., 117–57. Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the Field Museum and the Newberry Library, 2007. [pr]
“Uncharted Territory.” Times Higher Education, no. 1819 (9 November 2007): 16–19.
“The Irony of Imperial Mapping.” In The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire, edited by James R. Akerman, 11–45. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. [pr]
“Knowledge and Cartography in the Early Atlantic.” In Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, c.1450–1820, edited by Nicholas Canny and Philip Morgan, 87–112. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. [pr]
“Mapping, Survey and Science.” In The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography, edited by Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic, 145–58. London: Routledge, 2017. [pr]
Implementing the volumes of the History and these overviews led me to revise both my understanding of modes and their classification in the Western tradition. See also the introductory chapters to Cartography: The Ideal and Its History (2019; section 4.5).
“Progress and the Nature of ‘Cartography.’” In Classics in Cartography: Reflections on Influential Articles from Cartographica, edited by Martin Dodge, 331–42. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
“Map History: Discourse and Process.” In The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography, edited by Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic, 68–79. London: Routledge, 2017. [pr]
If mapping comprises a series of discrete yet intersecting modes, then what is cartography? The answer: an ideal that practitioners, scholars, and the public have sought to make real even as they pursue a variety of practices in line with the modes.
“Mapping Empires, Mapping Bodies: Reflections on the Use and Abuse of Cartography.” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia, no. 63 (2007): 83–104.
“A Cautionary Historiography of ‘John Smith’s New England.’” Cartographica 46, no. 1 (2011): 1–27. [pr]
"Field/Map: An Historiographic Review and Reconsideration.” In Scientists and Scholars in the Field: Studies in the History of Fieldwork and Expeditions, edited by Kristian H. Nielsen, Michael Harbsmeier, and Christopher J. Ries, 431–56. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2012. [pr]
“Plus ça change: Defining Academic Cartography for the Twenty-First Century.” Essay Review of The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation, edited by Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, and Chris Perkins (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Cartographica 47, no. 1 (2012): 66–71.
“Cartography and Its Discontents.” In “‘Deconstructing the Map’: 25 Years On,” special section edited by Reuben Skye Rose-Rosewood. Cartographica 50, no. 1 (2015): 9–13. [pr]
Cartography: The Ideal and Its History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [ca. 110,000 words] [pr]
"Cartography, Name and Concept of.” In Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Roger J. P. Kain, forthcoming. Vol. 5 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023. [pr]
A necessary component of my theoretical work has been the historiographical evaluation of the practices of map history since the 1700s. This work began with my detailed obituaries and reviews of the careers and significance of J. B. Harley and David Woodward, before I began to apply a processual approach to delineating the particular discourses of map history. A related endeavor has been the preparation of bibliographical introductions to the field of map history.
“J. B. Harley (1932–1991): Questioning Maps, Questioning Cartography, Questioning Cartographers.” Cartography and Geographic Information Systems 19, no. 3 (1992): 175–78.
“Works by J. B. Harley.” In J. B. Harley, The New Nature of Cartography, edited by Paul Laxton, 281–96. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001; repr. 2005.
• Reprinted as “Obras de J. B. Harley,” in J. B. Harley, La nueva naturaleza de los mapas: Ensayos sobre la historia de la cartografia, edited by Paul Laxton (Mexico City: Fondo de cultura económica, 2005), 331–48.
The Origins and Development of J. B. Harley’s Cartographic Theories. Cartographica Monograph 54. Cartographica 40, nos. 1–2. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. ISSN 0317–7173. (x + 143 pp.) [ca. 100,000 words] [pr]
The University of Toronto Press put this monograph online as a series of separate chapters, but without the front matter and therefore without any indication either that I wrote the chapters or that they go together!
“David Woodward: An Appreciation.” Cartographic Perspectives, no. 51 (Spring 2005): 58–59.
“David Alfred Woodward (1942–2004).” Imago Mundi 57, no. 1 (2005): 75–83.
Contributions to Cartography in the Twentieth Century, edited by Mark Monmonier. Vol. 6 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. [pr] Specifically:
“Harley, J(ohn) Brian” (577–79).
“History of Cartography Project” (614–16).
“Woodward, David” (1761–64).
(MHE and Roger J. P. Kain) “«世界地图学史» 的编纂 (1977–2022)” [“The History of Cartography Series (1977–2022).”] Translated by 夏晗登 [Handeng Xia]. «历史地理», 上海人民出版社 [Chinese Journal of Historical Geography (Shanghai People’s Publishing House)] 34 (2017): 263–66. [In Modern Standard Mandarin]
“Recent Trends in the History of Cartography: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography to the English-Language Literature.” Version 2.1. Coordinates: Online Journal of the Map and Geography Round Table, American Library Association, ser. B, no. 6 (11 April 2007). purl.oclc.org/coordinates/coordinates.htm [or .pdf]
• Version 1.0 was originally prepared in 1998 for private circulation; version 1.1 was circulated online in 1999 for the Atlantic History seminar, organized by Bernard Bailyn at Harvard University (www.fas.harvard.edu/~atlantic/Bibliographies/bibliographyEdney.html).
• Version 2.0 was published as Coordinates, ser. B, no. 6 (10 March 2006).
• This work was, in large part, superseded in 2013 by my entry for Oxford Bibliographies.
“History of Cartography.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography, edited by Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, 27 November 2013. [pr]
N.B. updated in 2017 (below); OUP does not seem to maintain an archival copy
“History of Cartography.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography, edited by Barney Warf. Revised edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 26 July 2017. [updated version of 2013 original] [pr]
→ www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199874002/obo-9780199874002-0032.xml or DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199874002-0032 (subscription).
“Putting ‘Cartography’ into the History of Cartography: Arthur H. Robinson, David Woodward, and the Creation of a Discipline.” Cartographic Perspectives, no. 51 (Spring 2005): 14–29. [pr]
• Reprinted with revisions and excisions in Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings, edited by Harald Bauder and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro (Praxis (e)Press, 2008), 711–28.
“Cartography, History of”; “Geo-Body”; and “Map-Reading.” In The Dictionary of Human Geography, edited by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, and Sarah Whatmore, respectively 69–72, 274–75, 439. 5th ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.
“Cartography’s ‘Scientific Reformation’ and the Study of Topographical Mapping in the Modern Era.” In History of Cartography: International Symposium of the ICA Commission, 2010, edited by Elri Liebenberg and Imre Josef Demhardt, 287–303. Publications of the International Cartographic Association, 2. Heidelberg: Springer for the International Cartographic Association, 2012.
“Academic Cartography, the Internal History of Cartography, and the Critical Study of Mapping Processes.” In “People, Places and Ideas in the History of Cartography,” special issue edited by Michael Heffernan. Imago Mundi 66, suppl. (2014): 83–106. [pr]
“A Content Analysis of Imago Mundi, 1935–2010.” In “People, Places and Ideas in the History of Cartography,” special issue edited by Michael Heffernan. Imago Mundi 66, suppl. (2014): 107–31. [pr]
“Histories of Cartography.” In Cartography in the Twentieth Century, edited by Mark Monmonier, 607–14. Vol. 6 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. [pr]
“History and Cartography.” In Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr]
“Of Maps, Libraries, and Lectures: The Nebenzahl Lectures and the Study of Map History.” In Maps, Their Collecting and Study: A Fifty Year Retrospective, ed. James R. Akerman. When complete the entire work is to be submitted to the University of Chicago Press. [pr]
“Histories of Cartography.” In Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Roger J. P. Kain, forthcoming. Vol. 5 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023. [pr]
Mapping, History, Theory. In preparation.
After moving to Maine in 1995, I focused my empirical studies on the mappings associated with New England, and British North America more generally, during the colonial era (especially from mid-seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century). My work on colonial mapping has been increasingly driven by a concern for the circulation of spatial knowledge in the transatlantic arena and more particularly in the functioning of public discourses (as part of a processual approach). In addition, my work within the Osher Map Library has inevitably led me to pursue a number of studies and commentaries on the mapping of Maine and the United States after 1783. As the conceptual and historiographical work took off (sections 4 and 5), I engaged much less in this body of empirical study; my unfinished essays were eventually published after 2019 as blog entries on this site.
“The Basel 1494 Columbus Letter.” Online essay, published 14 October 1996.
“The Anglophone Place Names Associated with John Smith’s Description and Map of New England.” Names: A Journal of Onomastics 57, no. 4 (2009): 189–207. [pr]
“Simon de Passe’s Cartographic Portrait of Captain John Smith and a New England (1616/7).” Word & Image 26, no. 2 (2010): 186–213. [pr]
“The Cartographic Creation of New England.” Online version of exhibition text, published 6 November 1996.
“Strategic Planning in the American Revolution: Hugh, Earl Percy and the Cartographic Image of New England in the Eighteenth Century.” Online essay, published 19 April 1998.
“Eighteenth-Century Maps of New England and the Intersections of Manuscript Circulation and Print Publication.” In Actas = Proceedings = Comptes-rendus / XIX Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Cartografía = 19th International Conference on the History of Cartography = XIX Congrès International d’Histoire de la Cartographia: Madrid 1–6, VII, 2001, edited by Victoria Arias Roca, [Abstracts] 44–45. Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, Secretaria General Técnica, 2002.
“New England Mapped: The Creation of a Colonial Territory.” In La Cartografia europea tra primo Rinascimento e fine dell’Illuminismo: Atti del Convegno Internazionale “The Making of European Cartography” (Firenze, BNCF-EUI, 13–15 dicembre 2001), edited by Diogo Ramada Curto, Angelo Cattaneo, and André Ferrand de Almeida, 155–76. Accademia toscana di scienze e lettere “La Colombaria,” Studi 213. Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2003.
(MHE and Susan Cimburek) “Telling the Traumatic Truth: William Hubbard’s Narrative of King Philip’s War and his ‘Map of New-England.’” William & Mary Quarterly 3s 61, no. 2 (2004): 317–48. [pr]
“Maps.” In The Encyclopedia of New England: The Culture and History of an American Region, edited by Burt Feintuch and David H. Watters, 584–85. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005.
“Puritan New England’s Precarious Perch on ‘this Western Coast.’” In The Map Book, edited by Peter Barber, 176–77. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.
“Printed but not Published: Limited-Circulation Maps of Territorial Disputes in Eighteenth-Century New England.” In Mappæ Antiquæ: Liber Amicorum Günter Schilder. Essays on the occasion of his 65th birthday, edited by Paula van Gestel-van het Schip and Peter van der Krogt, 147–58. Utrechtse Historisch-Cartografische Studies / Utrecht Studies in the History of Cartography, 6. ‘t Goy-Houten, Neth.: HES & De Graaf Publishers, 2007.
“Competition over Land, Competition over Empire: Public Discourse and Printed Maps of the Kennebec River, 1753–1755.” In Early American Cartographies, edited by Martin Brückner, 276–305. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2011. [pr]
“Hugh, Earl Percy Remakes His Map of New England.” Portolan, no. 84 (2012): 27–37.
“The Mitchell Map: An Irony of Empire.” Online essay, published 21 April 1997.
“A Publishing History of John Mitchell’s Map of North America, 1755–1775.” Cartographic Perspectives, no. 58 (Fall 2007): 4–27 and 71–75. [pr]
• Reprinted as “A história da publicação do mapa da América do Norte de John Mitchell de 1755.” Trans. Júnia Ferreira Furtado. Varia História [Universidade Federale Minas Gerais], no. 37 (January–June 2007): 30–50.
“John Mitchell’s Map of North America (1755): A Study of the Use and Publication of Official Maps in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” Imago Mundi 60, no. 1 (2008): 63–85. [pr]
“‘The Most Important Map in U.S. History.’” Map commentary for the Osher Map Library, 2012.
“British America.” In Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr]
“Mapping the Republic: Conflicting Concepts of the Territory and Character of the USA, 1790–1900.” Online version of exhibition text, published 15 May 2003.
“American Treasures.” Online version of exhibition text, published 18 October 2009.
“The Historical Development of the Outline of the U.S.A.” First section of “Iconic America: The United States Map as a National Symbol,” guest curated by John Fondersmith. Osher Map Library, 2012.
“Mapping U.S. History in the Early Republic.” Map commentary for the Osher Map Library, 2012.
“The Eagle Map of the United States.” Map commentary for the Osher Map Library, 2014.
"United States of America.” In Cartography in the European Enlightenment, edited by MHE and Mary S. Pedley. Vol. 4 of The History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. [pr]
(MHE, Jack Lamb, and George S. Carhart, comps.) “Bibliography of the Works of Moses Greenleaf.” In Walter M. Macdougall, Settling the Maine Wilderness: Moses Greenleaf, His Maps, and His Household of Faith, 1777–1834, 125–27. Occasional Publication of the Osher Library Associates, 3. Portland, Me.: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, for the Osher Library Associates, 2006.
“The Lessons of a Generic Map: The 1793 Map of William Bingham’s Maine Lands.” In “Cartographic Conversation,” edited by Jordana Dym. Providence, R.I.: John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, online 7 June 2012.
“References to the Fore! Local Boosters, Historians, and Engineers Map Antebellum Portland, Maine.” Online essay, published 1 July 2017.
Formatted version → https://www.dropbox.com/s/o6hxwa0ux0r3qx9/edney2017references.pdf
Working in the Osher Map Library has led me to engage in a wide variety of subjects within map history.
(principal curator) “Worldly Treasures: A Fifth Anniversary Celebration.” Osher Map Library, 1999.
→ www.oshermaps.org/exhibitions/world-treasures is the catalog.
(MHE and Irwin D. Novak, eds.) Reading the World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pieter van den Keere’s Map, “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula” (Amsterdam, 1608/36). Occasional Publication of the Osher Library Associates, 1. Portland: University of Southern Maine for the Osher Library Associates, 2001 (ISBN 0–939561–31–X paper). (x 42 pp.)
(MHE and Irwin D. Novak) “Editors’ Preface.” In Reading the World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pieter van den Keere’s Map, “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula” (Amsterdam, 1608/36), edited by mhe and Irwin D. Novak, ix. Occasional Publication of the Osher Library Associates, 1. Portland: University of Southern Maine for the Osher Library Associates, 2001.
(George S. Carhart with MHE) “An Exercise in Map Genealogy: Guillaume Delisle’s L’Amerique Septentrionale and its Many Offspring.” Mercator’s World 6, no. 4 (2001): 44–49 and 6, no. 5 (2001): 28–35.
“Mapping the Entire Cosmos: Heavens and Earth.” Map commentary for the Osher Map Library, 2012.
“Maps as Commodities.” Map commentary for the Osher Map Library, 2013.
“The Art of the Hand-Drawn Map.” Online version of exhibition text, published 16 October 2014.
"Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos since 1600." Prepared with the assistance of Adinah Barnett. Online version of exhibition text, published 29 March 2018.
Various commentaries on the field.
“The Thirteenth International Conference on the History of Cartography, Amsterdam, 26–30 June, 1989: A Review and Perspective.” Cartographica 26, nos. 3–4 (1989): 121–27.
“The History of Cartography and Cartographic Education: Responding to Institutional and Theoretical Changes.” In Proceedings of the Seminar on Teaching the History of Cartography II, held at The Newberry Library, Chicago, June 23, 1993, during the 15th International Conference on the History of Cartography, edited by F. J. Ormeling and Yde T. Bourma, 45–49. Utrecht: International Cartographic Association, 1994.
(Yolanda Theunissen and MHE) “The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education/Charting Neptune’s Realm: From Classical Mythology to Satellite Imagery.” Cartographic Perspectives, no. 36 (2000): 92–94.
(ed.) Program, Abstracts, and Participants: 20th International Conference on the History of Cartography/Programme, résumés, et liste de participants: 20e Congrès Internationale de l’Histoire de Cartographie. Portland: Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, for Imago Mundi, Ltd., 2003. (160 pp.)
“Foreword.” In Edward V. Thompson, Printed Maps of the District and State of Maine, 1793–1860: An Illustrated and Comparative Study, vii. Orono, Me.: Stillwater Press, 2010.
“Foreword.” In Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, edited by Jordana Dym and Karl Offen, xv–xvii. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
“Prologue.” In Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, Marginalia in cARTography: Exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, February 28–May 18, 2014, 3. Madison: Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, 2014.
Not including longer, essay reviews classified by section, above. I have basically ceased writing book reviews: not enough time!
Review of J. H. Andrews, Plantation Acres: An Historical Study of the Irish Land Surveyor and his Maps (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 1985). In Journal of Historical Geography 13 (1987): 76–77.
Review of Walter W. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985). In Journal of Historical Geography 13 (1987): 99–100.
Review of James R. Smith, From Plane to Spheroid: The History of Geodesy from 3000 BC to 1750 AD (Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Landmark Enterprises, 1987). In Cartographica 25, no. 3 (1988): 115–17.
Review of Gary L. Fitzpatrick, The Early Mapping of Hawai’i (Honolulu: Editions Limited, ca.1986). In Cartographica 25, no. 3 (1988): 142–44.
Review of Josef Konvitz, Cartography in France, 1660–1848: Engineers, Scientists, and Statesmen (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987). In Journal of Historical Geography 14 (1988): 72–73.
Review of Richard A. Jarrell, The Cold Light of Dawn: A History of Canadian Astronomy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988). In Cartographica 26, no. 2 (1989): 123–24.
Review of Barry W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Kingston: Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988). In The Map Collector, no. 53 (1990): 48–49.
Review of Thomas G. Manning, U.S. Coast Survey vs. Naval Hydrographic Office: A 19th-Century Rivalry in Science and Politics (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1988). In Cartographica 27, no. 1 (1990): 95–98.
Review of David Buisseret, Historic Illinois from the Air (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990). In Cartographica 28, no. 2 (1991): 100–1.
Review of Stanley H. Palmer and Dennis Reinhartz, eds., Essays on the History of North American Discovery and Exploration (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1988). In Cartographica 29, no. 2 (1992): 66–67.
Review of Susan Gole, Indian Maps and Plans from the Earliest Times to the Advent of European Surveys (New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 1989), and Maps of Mughal India Drawn by Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Gentil, Agent for the French Government to the Court of Shuja-ud-Daula at Faizabad, in 1770 (London: Kegan Paul International, 1988). In Cartographica 29, no. 1 (1992): 61–63.
Review of J. B. Harley, Maps of the Columbian Encounter: An Interpretive Guide to the Travelling Exhibition (Milwaukee: The Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1990), and Kenneth Nebenzahl, Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1990). In William & Mary Quarterly 3s 49, no. 2 (1992): 395–97.
Review of David Buisseret, ed., Monarchs, Ministers, and Maps: The Emergence of Cartography as a Tool of Government in Early Modern Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992). In Cartographic Perspectives, no. 15 (1993): 22–24.
Review of Denis Wood, The Power of Maps (New York: Guilford, 1992; London: Routledge, 1993). In Journal of Historical Geography 20 (1994): 220–21.
Review of Robert W. Karrow, Jr., Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and Their Maps: Bio-Bibliographies of the Cartographers of Abraham Ortelius, 1570 (Chicago: Speculum Orbis Press for The Newberry Library, 1993). In Annals of the Association of American Geographers 85, no. 1 (1995): 229–31.
Review of Jeremy Black. Maps and Politics (London: Reaktion Books, 1997; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998). In Journal of Historical Geography 25 (1999): 103–4.
Review of Felix Driver, Geography Militant: Cultures of Exploration and Empire (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001). In Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1509 (19 Oct 2001): 28.
Review of Mary Pedley, ed., The Map Trade in the Late Eighteenth Century: Letters to the London Map Sellers Jefferys & Faden, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2000:06 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2000). In Imago Mundi 54 (2002): 160–61.
Review of Ian J. Barrow, Making History, Drawing Territory: British Mapping in India, c. 1756–1905 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003). In Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 33, no. 1 (2005): 125–27.
Review of Dov Gavish, The Survey of Palestine under the British Mandate, 1920–1948, RoutledgeCurzon Studies in Middle East History, 3 (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005). In Imago Mundi 59, no. 2 (2007): 241–42.
Review of Avraham Ariel and Nora Ariel Berger, Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line, Explorations in World Maritime History (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2006). In The Historian 72, no. 1 (2010): 242–43.
Review of J. H. Andrews, Maps in Those Days: Cartographic Methods Before 1850 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009). In English Historical Review 126 (2011): 1205–6.
Review of Franz Reitinger, Kleiner Atlas Amerikanischer Überempfindlichkarten (Klagenfurt: Ritter Verlag, 2008). In Cartographica 46, no. 1 (2011): 55–57.