The most delicate part of the construction of a book is the joint or hinge, which not only takes the load of the opened cover, but also is the thinnest and least reinforced part of the leather. Collectors love some state maps more than others, which drives up their price. As his business grew he acquired a shop in Camden Passage, one of the longest established London antique markets. Just as important, map collectors need to know the complete range of antique maps available in any region. La carte N°164, gravée par Vaugondy, est constituée de 5 cartes représentant l'évolution de la cartographie de la Californie jusqu'en 1767. Interestingly enough, European maps are some of the least popular. The Map Fair includes an exhibition about a historical map subject.
Unfortunataly image shaved on various places and repair of several splits, laid down on paper. We've asked Chris to tell us how a beginner might start a collection of inexpensive antique maps. Learn how to start a collection of inexpensive maps The good news for collectors is that these windows to the past are very affordable. Here you can find original antique maps of Civil War for sale. Problems of excessive humidity are usually more evident, but beware of made-to-measure shelving which can often cover damp walls: it is quite common to find a library of books which appear fine from the spines, but where all the fore-edges will be badly dampstained, often with subsequent fungal problems. Auctions can be a different story altogether.
This is why collectors need to know how much they are worth, based on their rarity, importance and beauty etc. Until the 1840s, most maps were produced by engraving copper plates or wood blocks. The second point is the humidity. The index lists all the maps alphabetically by Cartographer and Map Title. This way you can buy better maps for the same amount of money. Germany : Robert Berg — Regensburg, Nikolaus StrÃ¼ck — Berlin, Adina Sommer — Munich, Gebr.
The following counts for most of the antique objects. If the covers come off, or pages become loose, do not attempt a repair yourself without proper training. The most delicate part of the construction of a book is the joint or hinge, which not only takes the load of the opened cover, but also is the thinnest and least reinforced part of the leather. De l'Isle's map of 1700 where he manages to show California as neither an island nor a part of the continent. Another good antique map fair coming up: Details: Friday 24 November 2006 open: 14. Find your authentic Civil War vintage map here today.
Cartographically it improves on the Hondius map of 1606, on which it was derived. . So we maintain our goal to provide the best possible quality and value for money to our clientele whilst helping them to build their prized map collection for many years to come. Folds and Plate Marks Another signal that a map is an original antique, instead of a modern reproduction, is a fold down the center of the map. Spain :Gonzales Pontes — Madrid. The 13 original colonies on the eastern seaboard—the only ones that were part of the country at that time—are distinguished with soft pastel colors.
The fair is organized by and AgnÃ¨s Talec. About us Antique maps are truly unique objects, not only do they represent our chequered history through the vagaries of time, wars, momentous discoveries and cartographical developments but they are also highly decorative with their own individual characters and style. While wood cuts and lithographs do not have plate marks, the absence of a plate mark on a pre-1840 map should raise a red flag, because of the prevalence of copper engraving during that period. The joints in particular suffer from drying out, the first symptoms of which are small areas of friable and usually white damage. Although tolerant of a fairly wide range of humidity and temperature, wide variations must be avoided: as well as the simple expansion and contraction which can break joints of books, the different materials in a binding will move at different rates, often leading to serious problems of warping. Most leather bindings are not harmed by averagely sweaty hands, but be very careful with nineteenth century cloth bindings and twentieth century dust-jacketed books. However, to our knowledge, only a handful of dealers can supply their customers with an exceptional item backed up by a full guarantee.
This is the first state of Jansson's map which is virtually identical to Blaeu's map of 1638. Paulus Swaen — Indian Rocks. We are also exhibitors and active sponsors of the , which is held every year in early February. Diderot's map were one of the first surveys of comparative cartography, tackling a number of the early misconceptions of the west coast of North America and the North-eastern Asian Coastline. Use our Zoom feature to closely inspect our maps before you buy.
We update the database as new catalogs and auction results are published. They usually have a few maps of the whole of Africa, perhaps a map of the world, and a few regional maps. When it comes to handling books, always support the front cover when you open it, and never leave it dangling supported by its own weight. If you don't care that a map is not an ideal size—about 16 by 20 inches—you can save money by buying a smaller or even a larger map. If the covers come off, or pages become loose, do not attempt a repair yourself without proper training. Paper made before 1800 almost always looks different. All prints are original antique prints and over 100 years old, no re-prints nor reproductions.
To , co-owner of The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. An avid map-lover pokes around a flea market to see if she can find an antique map of the United States. Not only does over-bright natural light fade books, but it also accelerates the drying process, which can be minimised by ultra-violet resistant films applied to windows, or by keeping curtains closed on bright days. She flips through a bunch of old-looking maps in a crumbling cardboard boxes and finds one, dated 1784, that depicts the United States as far west as the Mississippi River. When you are feeling the humidity is a little to high in a certain exposure place, it may be enough to put on some light; That light will decrease humidity at that spot.
Many of the caveats associated with the care of furniture can also be applied to the care of old books. Most maps made before the middle of the 19th century were copper engravings. Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia. Low demand for Pennsylvania and New York state maps makes them a bargain while high demand for New York City and Philadelphia maps drives up their price. Keep in mind that direct light can damage your antique maps. The shop is a mecca for map enthusiasts around Australia and the rest of the world, judging by the international customers who seem to know of this place more than we locals do. Antique maps make ideal gifts for special occasions including weddings and anniversaries.