Antique Maps for Sale

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 (Email us: map_help@maps-charts.com   or call toll free 1-888-513-MAPS)                                              January, 2016 

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Specialists in Antique Maps for Sale of Old World Europe, Middle East, Africa and America. 

Call Toll Free 1-888-513-MAPS (6277)

Cartographic Associates, LLC  provides the map and print collector a wide range of rare original antique maps, charts, globes, rare prints for sale, as well as related reference books and cartographic novelties.  We offer rare map search and appraisal services.  

We will list your antique map/globe on our web site.  We will place your cartographic antique on the Internet for twelve months AT NO COST TO YOU.  Our sales commission (30%) only applies if the item is sold.  To find out more about this service, please e-mail us simply by clicking on  map_help@maps-charts.com  and providing a description of your rare old map(s) along with a daytime phone number.

Cartographic Associates is a member of the Washington Map Society; International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS); the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD); the Philip Lee Phillips Society, Library of Congress; and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). We maintain a retail gallery of rare old maps for sale retail in Frederick, Maryland. Our primary sales inventory is from consignments of antique maps and prints from collectors and estates. We are one of the few rare old map dealerships in the United States that updates their website monthly in order to accommodate incoming antique maps for sale. If you have a specific request, please contact us at 1-888-513- MAPS (6277) or send us an e-mail as indicated above. Also, you may sign up to receive advance notice of new additions to our inventory prior to their listing on the web site (see the red box below).

Rare Old World Maps for Sale

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.

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

“Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future”.

John F. Kennedy
October 1961

History is a dialogue that never ends.

If you have a question or need to determine the value of your map, print or globe, please e-mail us at  map_help@maps-charts.com, there is no charge for this service via an e-mail. Only if a written certified appraisal is requested is there a $50 charge.  Please allow 2 -3 weeks for a reply to your e-mail request.

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Click on the email link above and in the message portion tell us of your areas of interest.


Map - Print - 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.

Certificate of Authenticity

Each original map, print or globe is accompanied by a 
Certificate of Authenticity
inscribed with the owners name and address.

Antique Map Certificate of Authenticity

Gift Certificate for Rare Old Maps for Sale

Gift Certificates

We are pleased to offer our customers gift certificates for any antique maps/charts/globes found on our website.  For a friend or family member who enjoys antique maps, prints and globes; the certificate is a wonderful way of giving without the worry of purchasing an antique that may not be what the recipient really wants.  The gift certificates are available in any amount from $20 and up.  To purchase a gift certificate click on any "Add to Cart" button or on the menu bar click on How to Purchase.  There you will find a secured site to enter your credit card information or, if you wish; send a check payable to Cartographic Associates, P. O. Box 565, Fulton, MD 20759.  Please note that there is no discount for Gift Certificates when paid by check or money order. Discounts are available only when you purchase a map or print directly by check.     


International Map Collectors Society Member & Advertiser
International Map Collectors Society
Member and Advertiser

Washington Map Society Member
Washington Map Society
Member and Advertiser


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