Published volumes cover Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern era and the traditions of the Middle East, Africa, Australia and North America. The volume for the 18th century has not yet been published.
All published volumes are available here online.
Contains biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond,from the earliest times to the year 2001. Articles focus on noteworthy people from all walks of life. No living person is included. Coverage varies.
Chapters are written by experts in the various fields, providing subject overviews, analysis and recommendations for further reading. Vol. 3 covers the early modern period and Vol. 4 the 18th century. Vols. 3 and 4 are also available as ebooks at Bryn Mawr.
Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship in the history of science edited by one of the leading figures in the field. Features forty essays by experts that reflect new approaches in the field. See a specific reference to map making on pages 649-650. The links here for H, B and S connect to ebook copies.
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists from all time periods. Search the word "Cartographers" for profiles of such prominent figures as Ortelius and Anville.
This set addresses the varied social impacts of science, medicine, and technology. Volume Two focuses on the Middle Ages and Volume Three covers 1450-1699. The volumes are divided into broad science categories with relevant biographical sketches for each section.
Online subject encyclopedia for early modern Europe which provides historical background for specific topics as well as broader issues. The bibliographies at the ends of articles are good places to find more information.
Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
This two-volume set analyzes a broad range of crucial topics and provides select bibliographies of authoritative sources. Essays of special interest include:
"The Cartographic Emergence of Europe?" Vol. 1, 37-69
"Exploration and Navigation" Vol. 2, 173-199
"Trade and the Global Economy" Vol. 2, 307-333