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.
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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 www.geographicus-archive.com. 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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1958 'Lefty' Burgess Pictorial Map of Seoul, Korea Encompassing the heart of modern-day Seoul, the map humorously captur...
05/25/2021

1958 'Lefty' Burgess Pictorial Map of Seoul, Korea

Encompassing the heart of modern-day Seoul, the map humorously captures the ephemeral post-Korean War experience of American soldiers stationed there.

https://bit.ly/3ufgwhO

1958 'Lefty' Burgess Pictorial Map of Seoul, Korea

Encompassing the heart of modern-day Seoul, the map humorously captures the ephemeral post-Korean War experience of American soldiers stationed there.

https://bit.ly/3ufgwhO

1875 Wood Map of the Khanate of Khiva (Uzbekistan)Issued shortly after the 1873 Russian conquest of Khiva, a defining mo...
05/24/2021

1875 Wood Map of the Khanate of Khiva (Uzbekistan)

Issued shortly after the 1873 Russian conquest of Khiva, a defining moment in the Great Game. Coverage extends from the southern coast of the Aral Sea (Lake Aral) south to the Kharesmian Desert.

https://bit.ly/3ffRtHe

1875 Wood Map of the Khanate of Khiva (Uzbekistan)

Issued shortly after the 1873 Russian conquest of Khiva, a defining moment in the Great Game. Coverage extends from the southern coast of the Aral Sea (Lake Aral) south to the Kharesmian Desert.

https://bit.ly/3ffRtHe

1945 Sweet SECRET WWII Manuscript Map Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, PhilippinesDrawn by Major John Sweet, the map traces the...
05/23/2021

1945 Sweet SECRET WWII Manuscript Map Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines

Drawn by Major John Sweet, the map traces the 126th Infantry Regiment's movement around a ridge in central Luzon to outflank the Japanese on the Villa Verde Trail.

https://bit.ly/347HyNh

1945 Sweet SECRET WWII Manuscript Map Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines

Drawn by Major John Sweet, the map traces the 126th Infantry Regiment's movement around a ridge in central Luzon to outflank the Japanese on the Villa Verde Trail.

https://bit.ly/347HyNh

1827 Vandermaelen Map of Xinjiang, China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia It is the first map of the region produced by lithogr...
05/23/2021

1827 Vandermaelen Map of Xinjiang, China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia

It is the first map of the region produced by lithography. Xinjiang, even in the nineteenth century, remained for Europeans one of the least-understood parts of the world.

https://bit.ly/3f8VkWi

1827 Vandermaelen Map of Xinjiang, China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia

It is the first map of the region produced by lithography. Xinjiang, even in the nineteenth century, remained for Europeans one of the least-understood parts of the world.

https://bit.ly/3f8VkWi

1552 Munster Modern Map of Europe (1st block)An early French edition of the first acquirable map of Europe based on cont...
05/21/2021

1552 Munster Modern Map of Europe (1st block)

An early French edition of the first acquirable map of Europe based on contemporary geographical information, and the only acquirable derivative of Martin Waldseemüller's unobtainable 1511 map of Europe.

https://bit.ly/3fxx0N2

1552 Munster Modern Map of Europe (1st block)

An early French edition of the first acquirable map of Europe based on contemporary geographical information, and the only acquirable derivative of Martin Waldseemüller's unobtainable 1511 map of Europe.

https://bit.ly/3fxx0N2

1603 / c. 1640 Johann Beyer Celestial Chart of the Taurus Constellation It was engraved for Bayer's seminal 1603 celesti...
05/20/2021

1603 / c. 1640 Johann Beyer Celestial Chart of the Taurus Constellation

It was engraved for Bayer's seminal 1603 celestial atlas, Uranometria: omnium asterismorum content schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.

https://bit.ly/2QAjwHI

1603 / c. 1640 Johann Beyer Celestial Chart of the Taurus Constellation

It was engraved for Bayer's seminal 1603 celestial atlas, Uranometria: omnium asterismorum content schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.

https://bit.ly/2QAjwHI

1954 Sargent Pictorial Map of South Africa Illustrated vignettes highlight tourism destinations throughout the country b...
05/20/2021

1954 Sargent Pictorial Map of South Africa

Illustrated vignettes highlight tourism destinations throughout the country but largely focus on South Africa's extraordinary wildlife.

https://bit.ly/3f24hkf

1954 Sargent Pictorial Map of South Africa

Illustrated vignettes highlight tourism destinations throughout the country but largely focus on South Africa's extraordinary wildlife.

https://bit.ly/3f24hkf

1603 / c. 1640 Johann Beyer Celestial Chart of the Cancer ConstellationThis is a beautiful example of Johann Bayer's cel...
05/18/2021

1603 / c. 1640 Johann Beyer Celestial Chart of the Cancer Constellation

This is a beautiful example of Johann Bayer's celestial chart of the zodiacal constellation Cancer, in a finely colored example with gilt highlighting. It was engraved for Bayer's seminal 1603 celestial atlas

https://bit.ly/3bCfmGC

1603 / c. 1640 Johann Beyer Celestial Chart of the Cancer Constellation

This is a beautiful example of Johann Bayer's celestial chart of the zodiacal constellation Cancer, in a finely colored example with gilt highlighting. It was engraved for Bayer's seminal 1603 celestial atlas

https://bit.ly/3bCfmGC

05/17/2021

Discover this week's latest inventory of Geographicus' updated stock.

Copy this link to see the full list of new rare maps and cartography antiques -

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1910 Birga 'Monumental' Pictorial Map of Florence / Firenze, Tuscany, Italy The view is centered roughly on the Palazzo ...
05/16/2021

1910 Birga 'Monumental' Pictorial Map of Florence / Firenze, Tuscany, Italy

The view is centered roughly on the Palazzo Vecchio, and looks south on Florence from a fictional highpoint above today's Pizzale Vittorio Veneto, labeled here Piazzale degli Zuavi.

https://bit.ly/3eITtYj

1910 Birga 'Monumental' Pictorial Map of Florence / Firenze, Tuscany, Italy

The view is centered roughly on the Palazzo Vecchio, and looks south on Florence from a fictional highpoint above today's Pizzale Vittorio Veneto, labeled here Piazzale degli Zuavi.

https://bit.ly/3eITtYj

1745 Mannevillette Map of the Gulf of Siam, Cambodia, Vietnam Coverage extends from western Malaya just north of Singapo...
05/15/2021

1745 Mannevillette Map of the Gulf of Siam, Cambodia, Vietnam

Coverage extends from western Malaya just north of Singapore to the ancient Siamese (Thailand) capital at Ayutthaya, to the Paracel Islands just east of Vietnam, and south to northern Borneo.

https://bit.ly/3tEM5Br

1745 Mannevillette Map of the Gulf of Siam, Cambodia, Vietnam

Coverage extends from western Malaya just north of Singapore to the ancient Siamese (Thailand) capital at Ayutthaya, to the Paracel Islands just east of Vietnam, and south to northern Borneo.

https://bit.ly/3tEM5Br

1777 Beaurain Revolutionary War Map of the United States The map includes a bold illustration of the goddess Ossa (fame)...
05/13/2021

1777 Beaurain Revolutionary War Map of the United States

The map includes a bold illustration of the goddess Ossa (fame) unrolling an expansive map of the Theater of War in the Hudson corridor, proclaiming the newly formed United States. Mars, the god of War, looks on, shield and torch in hand, his arsenal ready - much like France itself.

https://bit.ly/3uPL8aI

1777 Beaurain Revolutionary War Map of the United States

The map includes a bold illustration of the goddess Ossa (fame) unrolling an expansive map of the Theater of War in the Hudson corridor, proclaiming the newly formed United States. Mars, the god of War, looks on, shield and torch in hand, his arsenal ready - much like France itself.

https://bit.ly/3uPL8aI

1873 Russian Topographical Depot Map of Central Asia (Great Game / Spycraft)Coverage extends from the Black Sea to Nepal...
05/11/2021

1873 Russian Topographical Depot Map of Central Asia (Great Game / Spycraft)

Coverage extends from the Black Sea to Nepal, and the Persian Gulf to the Bay of Bengal.

https://bit.ly/3vUs0s7

1873 Russian Topographical Depot Map of Central Asia (Great Game / Spycraft)

Coverage extends from the Black Sea to Nepal, and the Persian Gulf to the Bay of Bengal.

https://bit.ly/3vUs0s7

1886 Colton Railroad Tourist Pocket Map of New England Created as a travel aid, the map details the expansive railroad n...
05/10/2021

1886 Colton Railroad Tourist Pocket Map of New England

Created as a travel aid, the map details the expansive railroad network extending from Maine and Quebec to Long Island.

https://bit.ly/3o4GcML

1886 Colton Railroad Tourist Pocket Map of New England

Created as a travel aid, the map details the expansive railroad network extending from Maine and Quebec to Long Island.

https://bit.ly/3o4GcML

1935 Amos 'n' Andy Pictorial Map of Weber CityAll fictional, coverage extends from Amos Jones Alley to Van Porter Road a...
05/09/2021

1935 Amos 'n' Andy Pictorial Map of Weber City

All fictional, coverage extends from Amos Jones Alley to Van Porter Road and from the 'love nest were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Brown is going to live' and 'Everybody's Church' to Weber Park and 'Bite-a-Minute Lake'.

https://bit.ly/2Q3ZN2Z

1935 Amos 'n' Andy Pictorial Map of Weber City

All fictional, coverage extends from Amos Jones Alley to Van Porter Road and from the 'love nest were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Brown is going to live' and 'Everybody's Church' to Weber Park and 'Bite-a-Minute Lake'.

https://bit.ly/2Q3ZN2Z

1797 Cassini Map of the Great Lakes (Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Canada)The map depicts from the Mississippi River to...
05/08/2021

1797 Cassini Map of the Great Lakes (Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Canada)

The map depicts from the Mississippi River to the eastern limits of Lake Huron and from an apocryphal lake, Cristinesi , to the central part of Lake Michigan, roughly in the vicinity of modern day Milwaukee.

https://bit.ly/3bfV4T0

1797 Cassini Map of the Great Lakes (Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Canada)

The map depicts from the Mississippi River to the eastern limits of Lake Huron and from an apocryphal lake, Cristinesi , to the central part of Lake Michigan, roughly in the vicinity of modern day Milwaukee.

https://bit.ly/3bfV4T0

1869 Survey of India Map of Central Asia w/ Manuscript Spycraft The western part of the map reaches as far as the Aral S...
05/07/2021

1869 Survey of India Map of Central Asia w/ Manuscript Spycraft

The western part of the map reaches as far as the Aral Sea and Kashmar, formerly Torshīz (شیز) in Persia. The eastern limits of the map are dominated by the Chinese Empire.

https://bit.ly/3toF5s1

1869 Survey of India Map of Central Asia w/ Manuscript Spycraft

The western part of the map reaches as far as the Aral Sea and Kashmar, formerly Torshīz (شیز) in Persia. The eastern limits of the map are dominated by the Chinese Empire.

https://bit.ly/3toF5s1

1823 Tanner Map of North Carolina and South Carolina When this map was illustrated, it represented the finest atlas map ...
05/06/2021

1823 Tanner Map of North Carolina and South Carolina

When this map was illustrated, it represented the finest atlas map of these states then obtainable. It includes a wealth of important firsts, such as the addition of Haywood county (founded in 1808).

https://bit.ly/3h23DER

1823 Tanner Map of North Carolina and South Carolina

When this map was illustrated, it represented the finest atlas map of these states then obtainable. It includes a wealth of important firsts, such as the addition of Haywood county (founded in 1808).

https://bit.ly/3h23DER

05/05/2021
How Has Interest In Maps Changed?

A common misconception in the map trade is that interest is declining. However, this isn't exactly the case, as Kevin explains here. Interest, in maps certainly is shifting. Younger generations are beginning their map collecting journeys and older clients, who may have not been involved with cartography for some time, are returning. Due to Geographicus's beginnings, we offer numerous maps at multiple price points for every stage of the collectors' journey into this rich landscape of historical maps.

1698 Ogilby Strip Map of the Road between Oxford and BristolIt is a strip-map, following the road from Oxford south and ...
05/04/2021

1698 Ogilby Strip Map of the Road between Oxford and Bristol

It is a strip-map, following the road from Oxford south and west in six lengths, presented as if on a single, unspooled sheet of paper.

https://bit.ly/2QS0EnC

1698 Ogilby Strip Map of the Road between Oxford and Bristol

It is a strip-map, following the road from Oxford south and west in six lengths, presented as if on a single, unspooled sheet of paper.

https://bit.ly/2QS0EnC

1937 Hill City Plan or Map of Los Angeles, CaliforniaMass transit takes center stage, with red overprinting highlighting...
05/03/2021

1937 Hill City Plan or Map of Los Angeles, California

Mass transit takes center stage, with red overprinting highlighting railway and bus routes, including those of the Pacific Electric Railway.

https://bit.ly/2Sc5KeL

1937 Hill City Plan or Map of Los Angeles, California

Mass transit takes center stage, with red overprinting highlighting railway and bus routes, including those of the Pacific Electric Railway.

https://bit.ly/2Sc5KeL

1753 Jonas Hanway Allegorical Frontispiece The book supported British efforts to establish trade with the Persian Empire...
05/02/2021

1753 Jonas Hanway Allegorical Frontispiece

The book supported British efforts to establish trade with the Persian Empire and this frontispiece visually sets the tone of the work.

https://bit.ly/2PLnCwm

1753 Jonas Hanway Allegorical Frontispiece

The book supported British efforts to establish trade with the Persian Empire and this frontispiece visually sets the tone of the work.

https://bit.ly/2PLnCwm

1900 U.S. Fish Commission Map of Pacific Ocean Dredgings This is a 1900 C. H. Townsend and U.S. Fish Commission map of P...
05/01/2021

1900 U.S. Fish Commission Map of Pacific Ocean Dredgings

This is a 1900 C. H. Townsend and U.S. Fish Commission map of Pacific Ocean floor samplings deeper than 100 fathoms.

https://bit.ly/3e7wIwH

1900 U.S. Fish Commission Map of Pacific Ocean Dredgings

This is a 1900 C. H. Townsend and U.S. Fish Commission map of Pacific Ocean floor samplings deeper than 100 fathoms.

https://bit.ly/3e7wIwH

1900 U.S. Fish Commission Map of Pacific Ocean Dredgings                                                                ...
05/01/2021

1900 U.S. Fish Commission Map of Pacific Ocean Dredgings
This is a 1900 C. H. Townsend and U.S. Fish Commission map of Pacific Ocean floor samplings deeper than 100 fathoms.
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Dredgings100Fathoms-townsend-1900

1900 U.S. Fish Commission Map of Pacific Ocean Dredgings
This is a 1900 C. H. Townsend and U.S. Fish Commission map of Pacific Ocean floor samplings deeper than 100 fathoms.
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Dredgings100Fathoms-townsend-1900

1780 Bellin Map of Brazil                                                                                               ...
04/30/2021

1780 Bellin Map of Brazil
These were coastal colonies, and the map's detail does not extend beyond the Rio São Francisco, apart from the descriptive text Étendue de País désert et peu connu (This extent of the country is deserted and little known.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BahiaSaoPaolo-bellin-1780

1780 Bellin Map of Brazil
These were coastal colonies, and the map's detail does not extend beyond the Rio São Francisco, apart from the descriptive text Étendue de País désert et peu connu (This extent of the country is deserted and little known.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BahiaSaoPaolo-bellin-1780

1744 Bellin-Charlevoix Map of the Great Lakes (a seminal map)        It is also the earliest obtainable map, preceded on...
04/30/2021

1744 Bellin-Charlevoix Map of the Great Lakes (a seminal map)

It is also the earliest obtainable map, preceded only by a 1742 proof noted by Kershaw, to depict the four fictive islands in Lake Superior (Philippeux, Pontchartrain, Maurepas, and St. Anne)

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/LacsduCanada-bellin-1744-4

1744 Bellin-Charlevoix Map of the Great Lakes (a seminal map)

It is also the earliest obtainable map, preceded only by a 1742 proof noted by Kershaw, to depict the four fictive islands in Lake Superior (Philippeux, Pontchartrain, Maurepas, and St. Anne)

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/LacsduCanada-bellin-1744-4

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