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French Renaissance Paleography

 

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About Historical Maps

Here are some resources about the history of cartography in France:

- The University of Chicago Press/University of Wisconsin-Madison's History of Cartography Project:
Volume 1 Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean;
Volume 3 Cartography in the European Renaissance (part 1);
Volume 3 Cartography in the European Renaissance (part 2).

- Konvitz, Joseph. Cartography in France, 1660-1848. Science, Engineering and Statescraft. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

- Petto, Christine Marie. When France was King of Cartography. The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.

 

For the cartography of North America:

Mapping the French Empire in North America