Meditations on the Historical Production of Spaces

Medieval Maps: Assorted Studies

Dr. Helen Davies  |  Chris Rouse  |  Tobias Hrynick  |  Dr. John Wyatt Greenlee

Biddick, Kathleen. “The ABC of Ptolemy: Mapping the world with the alphabet.” Text and territory: Geographical imagination in the European Middle Ages (1998): 268-93.

Birkholz, Daniel. The King’s Two Maps: Cartography and Culture in Thirteenth-Century England. Studies in Medieval History and Culture. New York: Routledge, 2004.  

Chekin, Leonid S. ‘Lower Scythia in the Western European Geographical Tradition at the Time of the Crusades’. Harvard Ukrainian Studies 15, no. 3/4 (1991): 289–339.

Greenlee, John Wyatt and Anna Fore Waymack. “Thinking Globally: Mandeville, Memory, and Mappaemundi.” The Medieval Globe 4, no. 2 (2018): 69–106.

Delano-Smith, Catherine. “The Intelligent Pilgrim:  Maps and Medieval Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages.” In Eastward Bound:  Travel and Travelers, 1050-1550, edited by Rosamund Allen, 107–31. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2004.

Edson, Evelyn. “Travelling on the Mappamundi:  The World of John Mandeville.” In The Hereford World Map:  Medieval World Maps and the Context, edited by P.D.A. Harvey, 389–404. London: The British Library, 2006.

Evelyn Edson, Emilie Savage-Smith, and Anna-Dorothee von den Brinken. Medieval views of the Cosmos: Picturing the Universe in the Christien and Islamic Middle Ages. Oxford: Bodleian Library Press, 2004.

Gautier Dalché, Patrick. “Décrire le monde et situer les lieux au XIIe siècle: l’Expositio mappe mundi et la généalogie de la mappemonde de Hereford.” Mélanges de l’Ecole française de Rome. Moyen-Age 113, no. 1 (2001): 343–409.

George, Wilma. Animals and Maps. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1969.

Harvey, P.D.A. Maps in Tudor England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Hessler, John W. A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox: Johannes Schöner and the Revolution of Modern Science, 1475-1550. Washington, DC : London: Library of Congress ; In association with D. Giles Ltd, 2013.

———.  The Naming of America: Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 World Map and the Cosmographiae Introductio. London, UK : Easthampton, MA: GILES ; Distributed by Antique Collectors’ Club Limited, 2008.

Hessler, John W., and Chet A. Van Duzer. Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps. 1st ed. Delray Beach, Fla: Published by Levenger Press in association with the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, 2012.

Hiatt, Alfred. ‘Mapping the Ends of Empire’. In Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures, edited by Ananya Jahanara Kabir and Deanne Williams, 48–76. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

———. ‘Maps and Margins: Other Lands, Other People’. In The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English, edited by Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker, 649–76. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

———. Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes Before 1600. London: The British Library, 2008.

Howe, Nicholas. Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England:  Essays in Cultural Geography. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008.

Jaynes, Jeffrey P. Christianity Beyond Christendom: The Global Christian Experience on Medieval Mappaemundi and Early Modern World Maps. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrossowitz, 2018.

Kish, George, ed. A Source Book in Geography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978.

Lecoq, Danielle. “L’image d’Alexandre à Travers les Mappemondes Médievales (XIIe-XIIIe).” Geographia Antiqua 2 (1993): 63–103.

Morse, Victoria. “The Role of Maps in Late Medieval Society:  Twelfth to Fourteenth Century.” In Cartography in the European Renaissance:  Part 1, edited by David Woodward, 3:25–52. History of Cartography. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Ramachandran, Ayesha. The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Ramsay, Raymond H. No Longer on the Map: Discovering Places that Never Were. New York: Viking Press, 1972

Scafi, Alessandro. Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth. London: The British Library, 2006.

———. ‘Mapping the End: The Apocalypse in Medieval Cartography’. Literature & Theology 26, no. 4 (2012): 400–416.

———. ‘The Image of Persia in Western Medieval Cartography’. In Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the Societas Iranologica Europæa Vol. II: Classical & Contemporary Iranian Studies, edited by Antonio Panaino and Riccardo Zipoli, 219–30. Milan: Associazione Culturale Mimesis, 2006.

Simek, Rudolf. “The Shape of the Earth in the Middle Ages and Medieval Mappaemundi.” In The Hereford World Map:  Medieval World Maps and the Context, edited by P.D.A. Harvey, 293–304. London: The British Library, 2006.

Skelton, R.A., Thomas E. Martson, and George D. Painter. The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relations. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1965.

Smail, Daniel Lord. Imagined Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseilles. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Smith, D. K. The Cartographic Imagination in Early Modern England:  Re-Writing the World in Marlowe, Spenser, Raleigh and Marvell. Burlington: Ashgate, 2008.

Unger, Richard. Ships on Maps: Pictures of Power in Renaissance Europe. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010.

Van Duzer, Chet, and Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez. “Tres Filii Noe Diviserunt Orbem Post Diluvium: The World Map in British Library Add. MS 37049.” Word & Image 26, no. 1 (November 3, 2009): 21–39.

Wajntraub, E and G. Wajntraub. “Medieval Hebrew Manuscript Maps.” Imago Mundi 44:1 (1992): 99-105.