Books of Interest

The following are some books that might be of interest. There are many others available. Please contact the web site manager if you have any favorites you would like to have listed, or would like to submit a review in an upcoming issue of The New CartoPhilatelist.


Leo Bagrow,
History of Cartography, Revised and Enlarged by R. Al Skelton,
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964.

Jack Child,
Miniature Messages; The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps,
Duke University Press,


Lloyd A. Brown,
The Story of Maps,
Dover Edition, 1979.

Nicholas Crane,
Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet,
New York
Henry Holt and

Wilma George,
Animals & Maps,
Secker and Warburg,


Walter Klinefelter,
Maps in Miniature: Notes Critical and Historical on their Use on Postage Stamps. With a CheckList,
Windham, Connecticut, Chicago Press, 1936

Walter Klinefelter,
A Small Display of Old Maps and Plans, Iowa City, Iowa:
The Prairie Press, 1962

Walter, Klinefelter,
A Further Display of Old Maps and Plans, LaCrosse, Wisconsin,
Sumac Press, 1969


Walter Klinefelter,
A Third Display of Old Maps and Plans: Studies
in postal cartography
, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
, 1973

Walter Klinefelter,
A Fourth Display of Old Maps and Plans Studies in Postal Cartography,
La Crosse, Wisconsin,


John P. Snyder,
Flattening the Earth , University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Kent B. Stiles,
Geography and Stamps,
New York,
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1931.

Norman Thrower,
Maps and Civilization:Cartography in Culture and Society.
University of Chicago Press, 2d edition,


Andreas Weise, Landkarten, Entdecker, Konquistadoren,
Geographisch-Kartographische Anstat Gotha, 1989.

John Noble Wilford,
The Mapmakers,
Vintage Books, 2000, revised edition.

Robin J. Wilson,
Stamping Through Mathematics,
New York:
Springer-Verlag, 2001