Mankind is somewhat dearer when seen through the lens of those who have passed this way before. Look closely and see them in the shadows of boundary lines; seeking, searching, looking for both the familiar and unknown. Hear echoes of civilizations long past, cry out proud and strong from boundary lines that have long since moved or no longer exist. Antiquarian maps speak to the progress humanity has made. With new maps produced every day, this trend will only continue.
Our "antiquarian" map collection consists of maps from the 1700's and earlier, however this term is usually reserved for maps that are the 1600's and earlier.