The World of Maps

By: Charlie Neuschafer
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August 5, 2019

The table below shows the codes for the two main map producers, Rand McNally and H.M. Gousha. The video offers helpful hints on how to date a road map.

March 8, 2019

People put their trust in maps. They expect that the information shown is correct, and they drive down a certain road or across a certain bridge based on what is depicted on the map. And generally that works just fine. But every once in a while the proofreader falls as...

December 21, 2018

Some of the most popular collectible maps are those issued as supplements to National Geographic Magazine. Not only are these maps widely accessible, making it easy to start a collection, they are also universally recognized as outstanding examples of the cartographer...

December 7, 2018

You’ll get more enjoyment from your maps – and enhance their value as collectibles – if you’ll remember these four words: TAKE CARE; DON’T REPAIR. Most maps are printed on paper, and paper is a particularly fragile medium. It can be damaged very easily if it is not s...

November 30, 2018

Map collecting is a fascinating and affordable hobby, but it’s often difficult to get useful advice on buying maps. Stamp and coin collectors, for example, have long enjoyed a wealth of readily available information on their hobby; the same has not been true for peopl...

November 23, 2018

This “Here’s where we are!” strategy, often combined with a bold arrow on the map, showed customers just where to go, and there have been a wide range of maps printed locating gas stations, restaurants, hotels, drug stores, banks, tourist attractions, and dozens of oth...

November 2, 2018

Matting is not only decorative but serves the purpose of keeping the document from touching the glass.  If the document touches the glass it can bond to the glass and cause damage.

October 26, 2018

At first glance, maps may seem little more than squiggly lines on paper, but if we look closer and read between those lines, fascinating stories will unfold. We’ll find ourselves slowly but surely snared in a web of romance and adventure – and on our way to surrenderi...

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