A Cold Warrior’s desk calendars catch fire on the internet

This week’s recent acquisitions captured the attention and imagination of many as it included a collection unlike any we’ve hosted before: a series of Cold War-era desk calendars, massively extra-illustrated by a disgruntled Cold Warrior. Atlas Obscura says: “They’re an unusual window into one person’s life and the world as he saw it—a unique history […]

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Maps & atlases at the 2018 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

I am pleased to announce that Boston Rare Maps will exhibit in Booth A6 at this week’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair, along with no fewer than 12 other dealers specializing in maps and atlases. Click below for a printable map of the Fair highlighting our locations. The Fair will run this Thursday March 8 through Sunday March 11 […]

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Announcing the 2018 Miami International Map Fair

I am pleased to announce that Boston Rare Maps will be exhibiting at the 25th Annual Miami International Map Fair on February 3-4, 2018. The Fair will be held at the HistoryMiami Museum on 101 West Flagler Street. More than 30 leading map dealers from the United States, Canada and Europe will be in attendance, making it the […]

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Announcing the 2017 San Francisco Map Fair

I am pleased to announce that Boston Rare Maps will be exhibiting at the inaugural San Francisco Map Fair on September 15-17, 2017. The Fair will be held at San Francisco’s landmark Regency Center at 1290 Sutter Street. Many of America’s leading map dealers will be in attendance, a Cocktail Reception and Preview will be held on 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?” (If you have an antique map you would like to sell please contact us) Legitimate modern reproductions and facsimiles of antique maps are quite common, but are also easy to recognize: somewhere on […]

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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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