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What Reviewers say about Imago Mundi

It is difficult to persuade reviewers to consider a single issue of an annual journal - hence most of those below date from the time of the redesign under the new Editor in 1995

'The four volumes published in the last four years have included fourty-four major articles, by forty-seven authors from sixteen countries...Authors have come from nine major academic fields (history of cartography, geography, history, history of art and architecture, history of science, classics, cartography, politics, and social sciences)...The subject matter of articles is wide-ranging, both spatially and chronologically (up to mid-twentieth century) and includes the theory of the history of cartography...Over eighty per cent of items reviewed in the latest issues had been published within the previous twelve months. Nearly one thousand entries were detailed in the bibliographies included in the four volumes...' (Christopher Board, 'Cartographic activities in the United Kingdom 1995-1999', Cartographic Journal 36 (1999) 88-9.)

'An annual, inter-disciplinary journal, with an international reputation and readership, Imago Mundi comprises authoritative papers on the history of cartography...A thoroughly professional publication, both in terms of the quality of the content of the articles, and also in terms of its appearance, Imago Mundi in many ways now more closely resembles a book or monograph than simply an issue of a journal. The editorial work is thorough and all round it is a highly pleasing publication.'
(Cartographic Journal, December 1995).

'...substantial articles by an international cast of contributors...The articles reflect an admirable catholicity of interests and geographical and chronological range, from a medieval English world map to nineteenth-century maps of Southern Africa and from Chinese manuscript maps to color printing of geological maps...taking a broad view and welcoming empirical, interpretive, and theoretical contributions alike'. (Mapline, Autumn/Winter 1995/96).

'Despite cuts in library supplies, this is one journal that all academic libraries, both in humanities and sciences, should continue, since its discussions cover so many other fields' (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23 February 1996)

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