Collecting Old Maps
By E.J. Manasek, Marti Griggs & Curt Griggs , 2015

Collecting Old Maps

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  • Author: E.J. Manasek, Marti Griggs & Curt Griggs
  • Publisher: Old Maps, LLC
  • Publication date: 2015
  • Physical description: Hardback, illustrated dust jacket, 408 illustrations, 352 pages.
  • Inventory reference: 11626


This is the book for a new generation of map collectors. It provides clear, practical answers to many of the questions collectors face. What do condition descriptions really mean? Is the color on a map old or modern? Where and how can I research a map? What are the factors affecting prices? What are the differences between buying from dealers and buying at auctions? How should I care for and store my collection? How can I identify fakes? What is the history and meaning of the mythical characters and symbolism on old maps? These questions and many more are thoroughly answered in Collecting Maps.
This revised and expanded edition builds on Frank Manasek’s groundbreaking first edition, adding new content and filled to the brim with full-color illustrations. The completely revised Map Gallery provides a chronological survey of the changing styles of cartography – from medieval concepts and the familiar antiquarian charts to whimsical pictorial maps of the 20th century. Rather than focusing on the rare and obscure, these are maps that can be collected today.
Whether you are a neophyte or a veteran map collector, or just love maps, this book belongs in your home on your coffee table.

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