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Maps, Atlases, and Globes

Collecting of cartographic items has interest for history students, local communities, and map collectors. In many ways, collecting maps, atlases, and globes is like collecting posters, prints, and books. The age of the item is important, especially if depicts items not found on more recent maps. Maps from the Age of Exploration, or that predate this era, have significant value, and are generally destined for museums. While condition is important, it is not as important as the historical significance of the work.