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History of Cartography and Historical Maps:
Anderson, Benedict. Chapter 10: "Census, Map, Museum." in Imagined Communities. 1983.
Cosgrove, Denis, ed. Mappings. 1999.
Cosgrove, Denis. “Ptolemy and Vitruvius: Spatial Representation in the Sixteenth-Century Texts and Commentaries.” in Picon and Ponte, eds., Architecture and the Sciences: Exchanging Metaphors. 2003.
Haglund, Karl. Inventing the Charles River. 2003.
Jacob, Christian. L’empire des cartes: approche théoretique de la cartographie à la travers l’histoire. 1992.
Krieger and Cobb, eds. Mapping Boston. 1999.
Monmonier, Mark. Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. 1999.
Palsky, Gilles. Des chiffres et des cartes: naissance et développement de la cartographie quantitative française au XIXe siècle. 1996.
Picon, Antoine. Le dessus des cartes: un atlas parisien. 1999.
Picon, Antoine. “Nineteenth-Century Urban Cartography and the Scientific Ideal: The Case of Paris.” in Osiris 18 (2003).
Robinson, Arthur Howard. Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography. 1982.
Snyder, John P. Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. 1993.

Map Collections of Interest:
The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical and Curious Maps (with CD-ROM). 2005.
Global Navigation System: Palais de Tokyo: Site de Création Contemporaine. 2003.
Harmon, Katharine, ed. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. 2004.

Cultural Geography and Cognitive Mapping:
Carney, George, ed. The Sounds of People and Places: A Geography of Folk and Popular Music. 3rd Edition. 1994.
Jameson, Fredric. "Cognitive Mapping." in Nelson and Grossberg, eds., Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. 1988. pp. 347-358.
Lynch, Kevin. The Image of the City. 1960.
Pillsbury, Richard and John Florin. Atlas of American agriculture: The American Cornucopia. 1996.
Rooney, John, Wilbur Zelinsky, and Dean Louder, general eds. This Remarkable Continent: An Atlas of United States and Canadian Society and Cultures. 1982.
Rooney, John. Atlas of American Sport. 1992.
Zelinsky, Wilbur. The Cultural Geography of the United States. 1973.
Zelinsky, Wilbur. Exploring the Beloved Country: Geographic Forays into American Society and Culture. 1994.

Graphic Design:
Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic style. 1992.
Lawson, Alexander. Anatomy of a Typeface. 1990.
Tufte, Edward. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations. 1983, 1990, 1997 (respectively).