Resources and Links
We have included links to a variety of map and cartographic resources below.
Institutions and Libraries
Map Dealers and Friends
Argosy , The map room at the Argosy book store, opened in 1964. As one of the last true “walk-in” map stores in New York City. Argosy aims to inspire collectors to discover acquisition opportunities for their collection by visiting the store. “We have thousands of maps of every region in the world, including sea charts, celestial maps, pictogram maps, antique globes and atlases.”
Pine Brook Antique Maps is a Sustaining member of the New York Map Society: “We operate strictly on the Internet, although we can show our inventories by appointment at our offices in Newburgh, NY. Our scope is worldwide. However, we do concentrate slightly with vintage maps of the United States.”
Barry Lawrence Ruderman is Located in La Jolla, California, and is a leading dealer of fine antique maps and atlases. “Our online inventory includes around 10,000 authentic antique maps, sea charts, and atlases from all parts of the world.”
Geographicus Rare Antique Maps is a specialist dealer in rare antiquarian cartography and historic maps of the 15th through 19th centuries. A large portion of their constantly growing and changing inventory of authentic antique maps is available in our online gallery. “We are passionate collectors and students of historic maps as well as dealers. We are pleased to share our knowledge and experience with interested individuals and institutions.” Geographicus is known for well-researched and complete descriptions of their online maps.
Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Their carefully selected stock also includes a number of fine prints and globes, and a selection of cartographic reference books. Particular passions include rare atlases, wall maps, and separately published maps and charts. “We strive to acquire unusual and quirky maps that are in fine condition.”
Old World Auctions: Old World is an online auction house and map dealer. Customers and bidders for their online auctions include dealers, collectors, museums, libraries, designers, as well as people simply looking for an antique map of their state, country, or the world. Each auction sale features antique maps and charts, vintage graphics, medieval manuscripts, and cartographic reference books.