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Maps of Europe

Antique maps are distinctive for their time-bound perspectives. Early maps made in Europe in particular tell a story about the motivations of the mapmaker. These flawed and inaccurate representations of the world are typically more rare and valuable than a precise model of geography.

Maps were a luxury of wealthy patrons. Therefore, a map was oriented toward the political or religious personal motivations of the person who commissioned it. Collectors may find it amusing to note the falsified political borders, region centrism, and other idiosyncrasies of these maps. European maps from the Middle Ages were made by monks and are consistently religious in nature, placing Jerusalem at the center. Maps made by monks typically feature extensive decoration with monsters and wild animals lurking... Read more

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GROUP OF EIGHT LOOSE MAPS OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND

September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Alexandria, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF FOUR MAPS OF EASTERN EUROPE AND TURKEY

September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Alexandria, VA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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BERRITO CHIAS

September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€30 (starting bid)

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MAPAS DE LAS ISLAS CANARIAS (6)

September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€80 (starting bid)

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Depot de la Marine 1881-93 Group of 4 Nautical Charts of Italy

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Depot de la Marine 1892 Nautical Chart of Port Mahon, Minorca, Spain

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Depot de la Marine 1893 Nautical Chart of Spain Coast, Cartagena to Valencia

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Depot de la Marine 1894 Nautical Chart of Gibraltar & Spain Coast

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Depot de la Marine 1895 Nautical Chart of Spain Coast - Tarragona to Cape de Creus

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Depot de la Marine 1896-1900 Pair of Nautical Charts of Mediterranean. Corsica, Sardinia, Greece, Italy

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Munster, Sebastian 1542 Double Page Woodcut Map of France

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Tallis, John (Pub) 1852 Map of Turkey in Europe

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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