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There are maps for everything, including Cholera epidemics

There are maps of many things besides countries, cities and transit networks. This is a 1893 Russian map depicting the spread of Cholera – the faint red arrows show the spread of the disease northwards from Persia. This epidemic claimed more than 250,000 lives. It entered Russia, travelled across the Caspian Sea, through the Caucuses […]

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Coming soon: the 2017 San Francisco Map Fair

Are you passionate about rare maps and atlases? The 2017 San Francisco Map Fair is coming up soon on 15-17 September. This is one of North America’s premier events for discovering rare maps, atlases and travel-related books and ephemera. Numerous top map sellers from the US will be present plus sellers from Canada and Germany. […]

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Don’t miss the Chicago Map Fair

The fourth annual Chicago Map Fair takes place this weekend. It opens at 5pm on Friday 28 October with a preview and runs through 30 October with doors opening at 10am on Saturday and Sunday. A host of specialist sellers will be offering collectible antique maps, atlases, prints and globes covering all the regions of […]

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A Passion for Maps

We’ve been thinking a lot about maps lately. We recently featured a selection of vintage maps from around the world. We also got lost browsing through vintage road maps and travel guides from the first half of the 20th century.  These pieces of ephemera – an item created with a short-lived purpose in mind, are […]

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