Geographicus Rare Antique Maps

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps Specialist dealers in rare and antique maps covering the 15th through the mid-20th centuries. Visitors by appointment only. Geographicus Rare & Antique Maps was founded by Kevin James Brown in 1999.

We are generalist antiquarians dealing in historic maps from all over the world and in all price ranges. Our enthusiasm, passion and devotion to scholarship is expressed in our meticulously researched descriptions, among the most detailed and comprehensive available anywhere, for each and every rare map that passes over our desk. Geographicus is a member of the Philip Lee Phillips Society, the New York Map Society, the Washington Map Society, the International Map Collectors Society and the Society for the History of Discoveries. While primarily an internet-based company, we are happy to meet with clients to show our antique maps by appointment at our New York City location. Geographicus reaches out to historians, map specialists, and collectors with the Geographicus Antique Map Archive at This informational site, geared toward map researchers and scholars, archives many of our previously sold rare maps as well as much of our current inventory. We are always happy to meet with our clients personally at our New York City location by appointment. Please contact us at our customer service number to arrange an appointment. This same devotion guides the relationships of honesty and trust we have fostered with our clients, whether through purchasing or selling a rare map, getting an appraisal, or simply calling to discuss antique maps in general. We are happy to assist you no matter whether you are an interior decorator, an institution, an experienced collector, or are just looking for a single antique map.

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This is so rad: James Reynolds c. 1850 map of the Solar System, meant to be lit from behind. Gorgeous! #geographicusrareantiquemaps #celestial #solarsystem #solit #li #uranus

Detail: Picture Map of the World, 1948 The a Friendship Press #penguinsonmaps #geographicusrsreantiquemaps #raremaps #wh...

Detail: Picture Map of the World, 1948 The a Friendship Press #penguinsonmaps #geographicusrsreantiquemaps #raremaps #whatsnottolike

We are still here! And James is here to tell you about his favorite map from the house of Blaeu. Yes, it’s Picardy. But ...

We are still here! And James is here to tell you about his favorite map from the house of Blaeu. Yes, it’s Picardy. But that cartouche! There must be, lost to posterity, a 17th century Dutch joke about The Farmer And His Wife and we really want to know how it applies to Picardy.


923 Putnam Ave
New York, NY

The nearest stop is on the J Train to Gates Avenue. On exiting the train walk with traffic on Quincy Street to Ralph Avenue (note Bank of America on left), turn left. Walk to Putnam Avenue (about 4 blocks), turn right. We are building 923. Ring the courtyard buzzer. Please note we do not keep an open shop and welcome guests by appointment only.


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Hello Geographicus - you guys might find this post of mine from another group interesting:
Are you familiar with McDaniel Well Maps of Calgary Alberta Canada? I have 2 different ones that unfortunately have been folded up for many decades and are not in great shape as far as I'm concerned. There are no dates on these maps.
Like so many of us I adore maps. Geographicus has some of best--and most afforadable--I've seen.
Are you interested in this map? Its been in my possesion for a while and has a lot of interesting and historical things on it. I am interested to know your opinions on it and whether you would want to add it to your already amazing collection. Happy Birthday to you.
#milanomapfair #savethedate
The map below was purchased in a Manhattan antique store in 1968 for $30. I assume it's a high quality reproduction as the paper is handmade and colors printed individually, but beyond that we know zilch about its origin, Internet searches and map dealers we took it to couldn't help. Any insight very much appreciated, it's a very cool map.
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Hello, I have a large pictorial map of Boston "The Colour of an Old City" by Olsen and Clark, made by Houghton Mifflin 1928. It is identical to the pictured map. Can you tell me its value?
Looking for a map of western cape