Since its feature in the 03-02-2018 Scout Report, The History of Cartography has added an open-access version of Volume 6 (Cartography in the Twentieth Century) for readers to enjoy.
Housed within the University of Wisconsin's Department of Geography, The History of Cartography Project highlights the history of "maps and mapping." The Project's biggest undertaking is its series of publications, by the same name, which bridge interdisciplinary scholarship to create guides on "assess[ing], appreciat[ing], and analyz[ing] maps from all periods and cultures." The publications aim to reach diverse audiences, from art historians to librarians to lay readers. And, consisting of text, illustrations, appendixes, and reference maps, they are also designed to appeal to various learning styles.The multi-volume series is published by the University of Chicago Press, and readers can access Volumes, 1, 2, 3 and 6 free of charge in PDF format at the link above. These volumes include analysis of diverse locations and time periods, including Medieval Europe, Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies, and Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies. Additionally, visitors can download PDFs by chapter, allowing readers to explore specific topics of interest with ease.