Boston Rare Maps specializes in important, rare and unusual antique maps depicting all periods of American history. We also offer American historical prints, city views and a growing selection of illustrated broadsides. We serve both private collectors and institutional map collections, as well as those seeking just a few special pieces for themselves or as gifts to clients, friends or family. Since our founding in 2002, we have built a reputation for offering extraordinary material presented with scholarly rigor and a high level of client service.
Boston Rare Maps was established by Michael Buehler, a long-time collector of rare maps and historical prints. A specialist in the field, he has published articles on early American mapmaking, acted as guest curator of map exhibitions at the Harvard Map Collection and the Leventhal Map Center of the Boston Public Library, and is a regular public speaker. His credentials include speaking engagements at the American Antiquarian Society, American Historical Print Collectors Society, Boston Map Society, Historic Deerfield, New York Map Society, New York Public Library and numerous local historical societies.
Michael is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, The Grolier Club, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers. He is a governing board member of the American Historical Print Collectors Society and serves on the ABAA Finance Committee. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.