Hammond World Atlas Corporation is one of America’s oldest and most respected map publishing companies and was purchased by Universal Map in 2010. Before the change of ownership it was a susidiary of the major US map publisher The Langenschaidt Publishing Group. The company was founded in 1900 by Caleb Stillson Hammond in Brooklyn, New York.
One of Hammond’s best sellers is the Hammond Atlas of the World, now in its fourth edition and is used for exploration services across the globe. The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote about this publication, “The Hammond World Atlas is beautiful, and after 100 years, the folks at Hammond have got it down”. The first edition of this atlas was the world’s first computer generated atlas and won awards for its accuracy.