The VU University Library Map Collection contains over 5,000 books in the fields of historical and modern cartography.
The literature describes the development of cartography: how maps and atlases were made over the centuries, with their projection systems and reproduction techniques. How did mapmakers get their information and what role was played by the voyages of discovery, and, for example, by air and satellite photography? What are GPS, GIS (Geographical Information System), and mental maps? How to read and interpret maps? What maps have been made of a country or region through the centuries?
Current cartographic literature can be found in the 1st floor reading room (VU Main Building, room 1C-02), as well as a list of available e-journals.