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Map & atlas dealers at the New York Book Fair

This week’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair will feature no fewer than 12 dealers specializing in maps and atlases. Click below for a printable map of the Fair highlighting their locations. The Fair will run this Thursday March 9 through Sunday March 12 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.  Hours are Thursday 5-9pm, Friday […]

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Thinking about Collecting Old Maps?

Antique maps and historical prints are terrific collectibles… for $500-2500 you can purchase an image that provides an immediate connection with history, looks great on the wall, and—to my mind at least!—remains undervalued relative to other collecting fields. Now, I understand that new collectors have all kinds of questions: What should I collect? What makes […]

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Announcing a new catalog: “The Art of Politics”

I am delighted to announce “The Art of Politics,” a new  catalog issued in collaboration with our friends at The Old Print Shop.  The catalog celebrates this election year by examining the political history of the United States as seen through printed images. We describe some 60 printed objects, give brief histories of the political figures involved, […]

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Join us at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Sept. 9-11

Boston Rare Maps will be exhibiting once again at the Brooklyn Book Fair, to be held September 9-11 at the Brooklyn Expo Center, at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint. Last year was a huge success, as demonstrated by the block-long line at the opening and the rave reviews, and this year should be better still. Irrepressible promoter […]

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Join us at the New York Book Fair!

Boston Rare Maps will exhibit once again at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, taking place April 7-10, 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory between 66th and 67th Streets. Map, print and book lovers will find a treasure trove at the Fair. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit, bringing a vast selection of maps, […]

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“How do I know an antique map or print is real?”

Among those new to map collecting, perhaps the most commonly asked question is, “How do I know if this antique map is real?” Legitimate modern reproductions and facsimiles of antique maps are quite common, but are also easy to recognize: somewhere on the printed image, usually below the border, will be a statement in modern […]

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A major recent acquisition

Earlier this Fall we acquired a superb example of the first state of Thomas Jefferys’ “Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England,” published in London on Nov. 29, 1755.  The map is eminently desirable for its geographic and political significance, tremendous visual appeal, and extreme rarity. The Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England was […]

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Chicago Map Fair, Oct. 23-25, 2015

Boston Rare Maps will exhibiting at the third annual Chicago International Map Fair will take place at the Loyola University Museum of Art, steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Many of America’s leading map dealers will be there, with some of their finest stock available for sale. Attendees can register for a Friday evening preview party and take […]

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Boston Rare Maps has a new web site!

Boston Rare Maps’ inaugural web site served us well for more than 13 years, but effective September 2015 it has been retired and replaced. WordPress technology has enabled us to develop a site that will  be much more vistor-friendly.  Beyond the new, sleeker layout, the most obvious change you may notice is the treatment of […]

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