World maps

World map created in 1514 by Oronce Fine (1494–1555) who was one of the first French scholars to work with cartography.

Cordiform: Heart-Shaped Map Projections

Caitlin Dempsey

Heart shaped map projections are known as cordiform map projections which is derived from the Latin "cor" for heart and form for shape.

Planisphere Celeste Meridionale, 1705

Notable Cartographers and Their Maps

Caitlin Dempsey

Cartography is the art and science of map making. Being a cartographer requires attention to detail, a talent for visualizing ...

Green and white book cover with circular maps.

Geography is Destiny: Britain and the World | Book Review

G.T. Dempsey

Ian Morris provides a most-useful survey history of Britain from geologic time to the present centered around three maps. 

Maps that put a Twist on Global Population

Elizabeth Borneman

Cartographers have created maps that showcase the diversity of the world’s population in unique ways.

Imago Mundi from Babylonia, 500 BCE.

The Oldest Known Map of the World

Elizabeth Borneman

The oldest known world map is the Babylonian Map of the World known as the Imago Mundi.