Map, Print, and Globe Information

Map Descriptions:
Descriptions of antique maps for sale in our website catalog are as complete as possible. Map sizes are mostly in inches and measured to the nearest inch. Many of the items have a full screen photo blow-up. Simply place your cursor on the thumbnail image shown next to each description and click once.

Antique Map Condition Rating System:

  • Excellent – Minor flaws in the paper texture, considering the age of the item.
  • Very Good – Some minor flaws noted in the border areas only.
  • Good – Most areas are in average condition, given the age of the item.
  • Poor – The item contains major defects in the paper, etc.

"Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life."

- Jean Richter (1763 - 1825)

"Some, to beautify their halls, parlers, chambers, galleries, studies or libraries with......[collectors] liketh, loveth, getteth, and useth, Maps, Charts, and Geographical Globes"

- John Dee, English map-maker, 1570

"not go where the path may lead ....... go instead where there is not a path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

History is a dialogue that never ends.

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Shipment of your map / print is expertly handled with great care taken in the packaging. We use the U. S. Postal Service Priority Mail Service for all domestic mailings as well as for international delivery. This both holds down international shipping costs and provides full insurance coverage of your map / print.