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2.3. Larger map dealer sites


The only comprehensive listing of early map image sites. The monthly additions are indicated thus, e.g. {March 2002} at the end of the entry. Since the symbols { } are not used elsewhere, you can search on those elements [enter Ctrl+F]; e.g. 2002} will find entries added at any time in that year)

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Make sure to consult its copyright statement before using any of the images you find

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A number of map dealers include descriptions (usually very brief) and images of items currently for sale. These tend to be the more standard, collectable maps, compared to the rarities that may be found on institutional sites.

The following links are to sites that include at least 100 images (and often far more), of a reasonable size (or enlargeable), and with a good geographical and date coverage. Typically, the images are arranged by region (hierarchically), which makes it easy to find and browse a selection for your area of interest. While the images will give a good idea of a map's appearance, they are not always sharp enough for study.

Please note that this listing is concerned solely with images and should not be considered as an endorsement of the firm in question.

* indicates you can search the site for works by a particular mapmaker or publisher [NB. This information will be incomplete since a number of sites will have added that facility since they were originally included in this list]

These map dealers were found among approximately 300 (September 2002) listed under the special Oddens' Bookmarks search for antiquarian links, selecting "Sellers of Cartographic Material - Antiquarian" [though note that this site is no longer extant]. See also Yahoo's listing of Antique map dealers and the Perry-Castańeda Library Map Collection's listing of Map Dealers - Antiquarian Maps.

[With apologies to any 'larger' dealer site that has been overlooked]

See also Map Collecting and Marketplace

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