antique maps


Maps and Cartography

Map from the Whytfliet Atlas showing California as a peninsula. Granata Nova et California. In Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum. Louvain, 1603.Map from the Whytfliet Atlas showing California as a peninsula. Granata Nova et California from In Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum. Louvain, 1603.

Map Theft and Map Thieves

As with most objects that carry a potentially large price tag, rare and valuable maps have been subjected to theft over the years.  Some of the most prolific thieves have stolen hundreds of maps over the years.  Map theft is unfortunately common and a translation of a 2008 Spanish article […]