Rodney Shirley's Bibliography
MAP-RELATED PUBLICATIONS by Rodney Shirley 1979 - 2012
‘Impressive’ is the word which comes to mind when browsing through Rodney Shirley’s list of published works in the history of cartography.
The list spans more than 30 years of love, hard work, and dedication to the subject, particularly when one is aware that much of the writing and research was done at the same time as holding down a full time job in business. I am sure that Rodney would have no idea how many hours, days and weeks he has spent on research for these publications, let alone the time spent on the writing itself. His love of collecting maps and atlases, and latterly title pages, has obviously been a huge part of his life.
The crowning glory of his literary achievements is undoubtedly the book The Mapping of the World; early printed world maps 1472-1700 which has appeared in various editions and has become the bible on maps of the World. It has also made Rodney a household name among collectors, librarians and historians of cartography. Updates to this work are available on the Virtual Antique Map Fair site at www.antiquemaps-fair.com
As Editor of The Map Collector magazine for 20 years (1977-1997) I was proud to see that I had published one of Rodney’s first articles `An Unusual Collection of Maps in a pre-Overton Atlas’ in 1979 although he had written five parts of his work on the maps of the British Isles for R.V. Tooley’s Map Collectors’ Circle even earlier.
Rodney has been a member of IMCoS since its inception in 1980 and its first President so it is entirely fitting that he chose us as a vehicle to publish his bibliography and despite his 80-odd years I sincerely hope he will continue to write and comment on maps for many years to come.
Valerie Newby (formerly Scott)
Editor of the IMCoS Journal
These entries are listed in approximate chronological order including book reviews but not reports of visits or meetings, obituaries etc. Abbreviations are: TMC for The Map Collector, MW for Mercator’s World, IM for Imago Mundi, IMCoS-J for the IMCoS Journal, BIMCC for the Brussels International Map Collectors’ Circle. Other sources are given in full.
An Unusual Collection of maps in a pre-Overton Atlas. TMC 7, June 1979.
All the World within a circle. TMC 10, March 1980.
The A to Z of Elizabethan London by Adrian Prockter and Robert Taylor (book review). TMC 11, June 1980.
The World Map of 1611 by Pieter van den Keere by Günter Schilder and James Welu (book review). TMC 14, March 1981.
Epichthonius Cosmopolites: Who Was He? TMC 18, March 1982.
An early map of Japan on a Porcelain Plate. TMC 20, September 1982.
English Map-Making 1500-1650 ed. Sarah Tyacke (book review). IMCoS-J, November 1983.
A Collection of Early Maps of London 1553-1667 (book review). TMC 19, June 1982.
Two Eighteenth Century Scientific Maps. TMC 21. December 1982.
Three world maps by Francois van den Hoeye of 1661, Willem Janszoon (Blaeu) 1607 and Claes Janszoon Visscher of 1650 by Günter Schilder (book review). IM 35, 1983.
Foreword to British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner, 1983.
Seek and Ye Shall Find—an unidentified world map in a Dutch bible. (In conjunction with Werner Löwenhardt). TMC 25, December 1983.
The First Map with the Name “America” on Display. IMCoS-J 4-1, February 1984.
Antique Maps: a collector’s handbook by Carl Moreland and David Bannister (book review). IM 36, 1984.
Introduction and description of 203 World maps on display at the IMCoS Map Fair & Exhibition, September 1984.
Centralny Katalog Zbiorów Kartograficznych W Polsce (book review). IMCoS-J 5-1, February 1985.
The Restoration of a Seventeenth Century Map. TMC 30, March 1985.
Early Sea Charts by Robert Putman (book review), TMC 30, March 1985.
Two Lost Wall Maps of Robert Morden, IMCoS-J 5-2, June 1985.
Les Atlas Français XVI-XVII siècles...by Mireille Pastoureau (book review). IMCoS-J 5-3, October 1985.
Tooley’s Handbook for Map Collectors (book review). TMC 33, December 1985.
Keyguide to Information Sources in Cartography by Alan Hodgkiss and AE Tatham (book review), TMC 36, September 1986.
Article on World Maps (6 pp, translated into German) in Lexicon zur Geschichte Kartographie, Wien (Vienna), 1986.
The discovery of the world...maps from the David M. Stewart Museum (book review), IM 38, 1986.
Cosmographies Théatres du Monde & Atlas... ed. by Emile van der Vekene (book review), TMC 37, December 1986.
Mapping Great Britain’s Industrial Revolution: Two Classic Maps of the 1830s. IMCoS-J 7-1, Spring 1987.
Bonnington Map Fair Brochure (brochure editorial), Summer 1987.
The Earliest Printed Maps by Tony Campbell (book review). Print Quarterly V, 1988.3.
The Decorative Cartographic Title-Page. Part I TMC, Winter 1987; Part 2 TMC, Spring 1988.
Art and Cartography ed. David Woodward (book review). Print Quarterly, March 1988.
The Maraldi-Cassini Triangulated Map ofFrance, 1744. IMCoS-J 8-3, Autumn 1988.
Tracks to the Promised Land...ed. Nachman Ran (book review). TMC 44, March 1988.
Introduction and Descriptions for the Decorative Cartographic Title-Pages Exhibition Catalogue IMCoS-J 8-2, Summer 1988.
A Neglected Map of the World [by J.G.Doppelmayr]. TMC 46, Spring 1989.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. II by Günter Schilder (book review). TMC 46, Spring 1989.
Symbolism and Art in the Cartographic Title-Page. AB Bookman’s Weekly, 12 June 1989.
Writings about Maps. IMCoS-J 37, Summer 1989.
IMCoS – the Early Days. IMCoS-J 41, Summer 1990.
The Mapping of Corfu– ‘Island enchantress of the mind and heart’. TMC 51, Summer 1990.
Glimpses of History from Old Maps by Jonathan Lanman (book review). TMC 51, Summer 1990.
The map that never was [William Stukeley]. TMC 53, Winter 1990.
The Dallas Pratt Collection of maps at the American Museum, Bath. TMC 59, Summer 1992, pp.2-5. [also Guest Editorial for TMC 59 issue.]
A rare Italian atlas at Hatfield House. TMC 60, Autumn 1992.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. III: Two Wall Maps of the World by Blaeu 1619 and 1645/46 by Günter Schilder (book review). TMC 60, Autumn 1992.
Something Old, Something New from Grenoble; A Collection of 16th century Italian Maps. IMCoS-J 50, Autumn 1992.
Medieval Maps by P.D.A.Harvey (book review). Medieval World, Jan./Feb. 1993.
The Dallas Pratt Map Collection [in] The American Museum in Britain. Amplified version in Antiques, March 1993, pp.462-469.
Germanic atlas material in the British Library. In ‘Florilegium Cartographicum’ (festschrift for Dr.Fritz Hellwig), Leipzig, 1993.
Pictorial Maps by Nigel Holmes (book review). TMC 62, Spring 1993.
The Atlas of Atlases: the map maker’s vision of the world, by Philip Allen (book review). TMC 63, Summer 1993.
Six New World Maps. TMC 64, Autumn 1993.
Something Old, Something New from Lyon. IMCoS-J 55, Winter 1993.
Bel et Utile: the Work of the Robert de Vaugondy family of mapmakers, by Mary Sponberg Pedley (book review). IMCoS-J 55, Winter 1993.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. IV: Single-sheet maps and topographical prints published by Willem Jansz Blaeu, by Günter Schilder (book review). TMC 67, Summer 1994.
Liber Amicorum. Essays on Art, History, Cartography and Bibliography in honour of Dr. Albert Ganado (book review). IMCoS-J 57, Summer 1994.
Collecting Antique Maps: an introduction to the history of cartography. By Jonathan Potter (book review). Geographical Journal, June 1994.
Anatomy of a Collection [of decorative titlepages and frontispieces]. TMC 67, Summer 1994. Includes the author’s ‘Ten Key Points for Map Collectors’.
Mapping Mt. Everest. IMCoS-J 59, Winter 1994.
Early Italian Atlas Maps in the Mercator Museum, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. IMCoS-J 60, Spring 1995.
A Rare Early Italian Map ofJapanby Giacomo Piccaglia. IMCoS-J 60, Spring 1995.
Flags along the Coast: Charting the Gulf of Mexico 1519 - 1759... by Jack Jackson (book review). IMCoS-J 62, Autumn 1995.
“Lost” British Isles Wall Map by John Senex found in the Newberry Library. Newsletter of the Newberry Library nos. 78-79, Autumn/Winter 1995-96.
The World Map by Pieter van den Keere in the Sutro Library,San Francisco. IMCoS-J 63, Winter 1995.
The maritime maps and atlases of Seller, Thornton, and Mount & Page. TMC 73, Winter 1995.
La Cartografia dels Paisos Baixos... (book review). IMCoS-J 63, Winter 1995.
Portolans Procedents de Collecions Espanyoles Segles XV – XVII... (book review). IMCoS-J 64, Spring 1996
The Wall Map of the World by Pieter van den Keere in the Sutro Library, San Francisco. California State Library Foundation Bulletin 56, July 1996.
The Face of the Maker: Portraits of cartographers concealed in maps and title pages. MW-1 no.4, August 1996.
Gérard Mercator Cosmographe (vol.I), Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas Europae (vol.2) ed. by Marcel Watelet (book review). MW-1 no.4, August 1996.
De Nederlandse bijdrage aan de decoratieve kartografische (Dutch translation). Caert-Thresoor nr.2, August 1996.
Something Old, Something New, from Paris and Nancy..., IMCoS-J 67, Winter 1996.
Matteo Pagano’s Map of theBritish Isles, 1555. IMCoS-J 68, Spring 1997.
Old Atlases in the Library ofVilniusUniversity. IMCoS-J 68, Spring 1997.
Judging a Map’s Condition. IMCoS Bulletin No.1. June 1997.
An Unusual Cromwellian Map of the British Isles. IMCoS-J 69, Summer 1997.
A Study in Depth of 143 Maps Representing the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. By Albert Ganado and Maurice Agius-Vadalà (book review). IM 49, 1997.
Mercator Atlas of Europe acquired by the British Library. IMCoS-J 70, Autumn 1997.
Talking About Maps in Australia... IMCoS-J 71, Winter 1997.
Three 16th Century Italian Atlases from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. IMCoS-J 72, Spring 1998.
The Title Pages to [Ortelius’] Theatrum and Parergon (9pp. article) and The World Maps in the Theatrum (14 pp. article), both in ‘Abraham Ortelius and the first Atlas’ eds. Marcel van den Broecke, Peter van der Krogt and Peter Meurer. 1998.
(1) La Cartografia dels Paisos de Parla Alemanya and (2) La Cartografia Anglesa (book reviews). IMCoS-J 72, Spring 1998.
Language and Nationhood: Two Ethnographic Maps of Germany. MW-3 n.1 Jan./Feb. 1998.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. V: Ten Wall Maps by Blaeu and Visscher, by Günter Schilder (book review). MW-3 Mar./Apl. 1998.
Images of the World: the Atlas through History eds. John A. Wolter and Ronald E. Grim (book review). IM 50, 1998.
Scarce Map of Cyprus in the National Széchényi Library, Budapest. IMCoS-J 73, Summer 1998.
A major cartographic project moves close to completion. Israeli Map Collectors’ Society Journal no.16, August 1998.
Haack Geographisch Kartographischer Kalendar 1999 pub. by Justus Perthes Verlag Gotha GmbH. (review). IMCoS-J 75, Winter 1998.
Piante e vedute di Napoli dal 1486 al 1599 by Vladimiro Valerio (book review). IMCoS-J 76, Spring 1999.
Karte der Britischen Inseln von 1513—eine der ersten farbig gedruckten Karten. Cartographica Helvetica, July 1999.
Cultural Imagery in the Titlepages of Ortelius and his Contemporaries. IMCoS-J 77, Summer 1999.
Maps of World Financial Law by Philip R. Wood (book review). IMCoS-J 78, Autumn 1999.
Rainbow Bridge...Ispod Duge Most...Regenbogen Brücke: the Physician and Traveller between two Worlds [festschrift for Drago Novak], ed. Miriam Sperber &Vladimir Cvetni (book review). IMCoS-J 79, Winter 1999.
Updated News about 16th Century Italian Atlases. IMCoS-J 80, Spring 2000.
A Look Back over the First Twenty Years by the first IMCoS President Rodney Shirley. IMCoS 1980-2000: a history, 2000.
A Guide to “Putting Buckingham on the Map” (exhibition catalogue). Oct.-Dec.2000.
Berghaus and Johnston: Pioneers of the Thematic Atlas. IMCoS-J 83, Winter 2000.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. VI: Dutch folio-size single-sheet maps with decorative borders 1604-60, by Günter Schilder (book review). IMCoS-J 83, Winter 2000.
The World Image Expressed in the Rudimentum Novitiorum by Wesley A. Brown (book review). IMCoS-J 85, Summer 2001.
IMCoS Map Fair 2001: Identification and Valuation. IMCoS-J 86, Autumn 2001.
Timothy Pont and the Mapping of Scotland. IMCoS-J 87, Winter 2001.
Mercator: the Man who Mapped the Planet, by Nicolas Crane (book review). BIMCC, September 2002.
What is an IMCoS Member? IMCoS-J 90, Autumn 2002.
An Unusual Find [a world map within Gregor Reisch’s Margarita Philosophica]. IMCoS-J 92, Spring 2003.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. VII: the work of Cornelis Claesz (c.1551 – 1609), by Günter Schilder (book review). IMCoS-J 95 Winter, 2003.
Two Curious Circular maps of 1602. Mapforum-1 Spring, 2004.
Courtiers and Cannibals, Angels and Amazons: The Art of Printed Frontispieces and Titlepages from 1520 – c.1870. Preface and Exhibition Catalogue, 2005.
A Lafreri atlas in the Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence. IMCoS-J 100 Spring, 2005.
Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Q-Z... ed. Valerie Scott (book review). IMCoS-J 100, Spring 2005.
Six contributions to The Map Book, ed. Peter Barber, 2005.
Introduction (8 pp.) to Lord Wardington’s Atlas sale at Sotheby’s, October 2005.
The Strabo Illustratus Atlas 1545 – 1571 (book review). IMCoS-J 102 Autumn, 2005.
The Queen Mary Atlas ed. Peter Barber (book review). History Today, Nov., 2005.
The Sotheby’s Sale[Part I] of Lord Wardington’s Atlases. IMCoS-J 103 Winter, 2005.
General Maps of Persia 1477 – 1925 by Cyrus Alai (book review). IMCoS-J 104, Spring 2006.
Lord Wardington’s Atlases: Sotheby’s Part II sale (report). IMCoS-J 107, Winter 2006.
Journeys of the Imagination...by Ronald E.Grim and Roni Pick (book review). IMCoS-J 107, Winter 2006.
The Mapping of North America II by Philip D. Burden (book review). IMCoS-J 110, Autumn, 2007.
Was Australia Charted Before 1606?... by William A.R. Richardson (book review). BIMCC Newsletter 29, Sept. 2007.
Four Centuries of Geographic Expressions of the Central American Isthmus by Jens P. Bornholt and William H. Hempstead (book review). IMCoS-J 112 Spring 2008.
Cyprus 1542: the Great Map of the Island by Leonida Attar, by Francesca Cavazzana Romanelli and Gilles Grivaud (book review). IM 60(1), 2008.
England’s Gain: Netherlanders in Elizabethan England (part of a festschrift for Günter Schilder). IMCoS-J 112, Part I Spring 2008 and Part II IMCoS-J 113, Summer 2008.
The World Map 1300 – 1492: The Persistence of Tradition and Transformation by Evelyn Edson (book review). IMCoS-J 115, Winter 2008.
Allegorical images of Europe in some atlas titlepages, frontispieces and map cartouches. Article of 14 pages published in Belgeo 2008 3-4 following the 2007 Brussels conference ‘Formatting Europe: Mapping a Continent’.
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica vol. VIII: the separately-published maps of Jodocus Hondius the elder and Pieter van den Keere by Günter Schilder (book review). IMCoS-J 117 Summer 2009.
Vavassore and Pagano: the cartographic output of two Venetian map-makers. IMCoS-J 117 Summer 2009.
Ten Key Points for Map Collectors. Reprinted in The Portolan, Winter 2009.
Cartouches of the Ferraris map. BIMCC Newsletter 36, January 2010.
Guest Editorial (30th anniversary of IMCoS). IMCoS-J 120, Spring 2010.
Covens & Mortier: A Map Publishing House in Amsterdam 1685-1866 by Marco van Egmond (book review). IMCoS-J 121, Summer 2010.
King Henry’s Map of the British Isles [1536/1538] by Peter Barber (book review). IMCoS-J 121, Summer 2010.
Crisis in Cartography: Three impediments to map and chart-making in 1700. IMCoS-J 122, Autumn, 2010.
The Hajji Ahmed World Map 1559-1560/1795. America in Britain vol. XLVIX, February, 2011.
Canny Collecting: Affordable Maps – a haphazard selection Part I. IMCoS-J 124, Spring 2011.
Canny Collecting: Affordable Maps – a haphazard selection Part II. IMCoS-J 125, Summer 2011.
The Printed Maps of Norfolk 1574-1840 by Raymond Frostick (book review). IM 64 (2).
Scotland: Mapping the Nation by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W.J. Withers (book review). Due for publication in IMCoS-J 129, Summer 2012.
Cartographic books authored by Rodney Shirley
Early Printed Maps of the British Isles 1477-1650. First published in 1973; revised edition by The Holland Press 1980; completely revised and reset edition by Antique Atlas Publications 1991.
The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700. First published in 1983 by The Holland Press Ltd; further editions with revised corrigenda and addenda in 1987 and 1993. Revised edition published by Early World Press Ltd in 2001.
Printed Maps of the British Isles 1650-1750. Published by Map Collector Publications and The British Library 1988.
Kitchener’s Survey of Cyprus 1878-1883. The First Full Triangulated Survey and Mapping of the Island. Published by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2001.
Maps in the Atlases of the British Library: A Descriptive Catalogue AD c.850-1800. Published in two volumes with CD-ROM index by The British Library, 2004.
Courtiers and Cannibals, Angels and Amazons: the Art of the Decorative Cartographic Titlepage. Published by HES & de Graaf, The Netherlands, 2009.