Even though there isn't much practical use for carrying a map around nowadays we can't let ourselves forget the importance and brilliance of cartography. Collectors are certainly captivated by the storytelling of cartographers with some paying as much as six figures for the rarest and most unique pieces. Any map that shows how our world has changed is a collector's dream.
Map Prints are the most treasured of conversation pieces. Who doesn't love art that invites travel stories? Making a map print a part of your decor is as special as displaying any other piece of history. They can be read by anyone who takes the time to admire them, which allows us all to understand their worth.
Whether you have childhood memories of running your fingers along the distinct highways of a foldup map or have a vintage replica hanging above your mantel, you've probably been mesmerized by one at least once in your life. Whether they're mapping out 19th century Paris or giving a detailed aerial view of New York City they are as special as they are interesting.
As artists, cartographers grab your attention and engage your emotions as your study their depictions of our world. Cartographers and their work tell stories that can only be told by maps. They capture moments in history; they remind you of a family trip, show you where you've been and help you plan where you want to go next.
These days taking a road trip with a foldout map is something of the past. With the help of our GPS we don't even have to glance at one. We're told where to go and when to correct course. If we're going to take a good hard look at a map it'll be the one hanging on our wall adding to our home's décor.