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The Map House – 2/4/19

The Map House is London’s oldest specialist antiquarian map seller. Founded in 1907 as Map and Booksellers, they have been selling maps to collectors, motorists, aviators, explorers, Prime Ministers and the Royal Family for over a century! They have supplied maps of Antarctica to Ernest Shackleton, the Far East to Winston Churchill, and the Western Front to Edward VIII. “Our enormous stock covers every part of the world reflecting the changing face of cartography over a period of half a millennium. From the tentative groping for knowledge of the German masters to the elegance of early Italian copper engraving; from the magnificent flowering of seventeenth century Dutch cartography to the flamboyant baroque decoration of the eighteenth century; from charming English rococo to the sober Age of Reason – illustrative style is represented in all its beauty and diversity.” [Source: TheMapHouse.com]

You will find The Map House offers so much more than maps. For example, check out their travel posters, it’s a blast to browse their collection!