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Maps - General

Old maps are valued for their age and their documentation of how the world was perceived before and during the age of exploration. Though distorted and incomplete, many of these rare maps bring thousands at auction. A Willem Blaeu wall map from the 1600s, for example, is valued for its rarity and the differences between the surrounding panels on variations of his maps.

Antique maps tell a story about the motivations of the mapmaker. Maps designed by monks or commissioned by a religious figure would move the center of the world to the holy city of Jerusalem. Wealthy political heads commissioned maps with the result that political borders were falsified. Antique maps often featured the scenes of famous battles depending on who the map was made for. It is possible to date a map by the names... Read more

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Twenty old maps and travel brochures from the 1930's and 1940's

March 31, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Rosebud, TX, USA

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1726 map French Senegal framed

March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
King Park, NY, USA

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1933 Small Hammond World Atlas; Maps & Statistics

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

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