Cataloging early atlases: A reference source

Lisa Romero, Nancy Romero

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The cataloging of early atlases presents a multitude of challenges to catalogers. This is true primarily because an atlas is a collection of maps in “book” form but also because the item is an early or “rare” item. This article attempts to provide the cataloger with the necessary guidance for cataloging early atlases by reviewing the relevant cataloging sources, discussing the issues relevant to early atlas cataloging, and providing examples of early atlas cataloging. The article is intended to serve as a “reference source” for those individuals who will be cataloging early atlases. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: <Website:>].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-284
Number of pages20
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 15 1999


  • Cataloging
  • Cataloging of atlases
  • Early atlases
  • Rare atlases
  • Rare book cataloging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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