Category Archives: Map Collectors

Learning About the World with Raised Relief Wall Maps

Learning About the World with Raised Relief Wall Maps
Far too many people hear the word map today and think instantly of Google Maps. The most common map that people interact with in the 21st century is, undoubtedly, an electronic version that can be zoomed, scrolled, and adjusted to street view for minute details. For all those minute details, there is still something missing from the average digital map that you can only find on a raised relief map.   A raised relief .

Think Outside the Box with a Globe as a Gift

Think Outside the Box with a Globe as a Gift
When most people think about maps, they envision a square or rectangular piece of paper in a book with flat depictions of the world around them. Throughout much of human history, mankind believed the Earth was flat. Early maps reflected that thinking with frightening features at the edges of the map representing the end of the world and unknown darkness beyond. The world is in fact a spherical place, and it wasn’t until globes .

Keeping Tabs on Your World as a Business Traveler

Keeping Tabs on Your World as a Business Traveler
While the vast majority of people go to work and come home each day with little change in their routine, there are those who power the economy by traveling the world to represent their company and make deals with foreign partners. Business travelers put in long hours traveling to destinations far and wide, racking up frequent-flier miles while losing track of time and place altogether.   For those business travelers with families at home, .

Tips for the Serious Map Collector

tips for the serious map collector
There is a certain uniqueness about maps that you won’t find in any other collectible item in this world. While many scholars and average Joe’s collect books, rare or otherwise, as a hobby, those books add little in the way of value to a home or conversation to a social gathering. In the case of modern books, you likely purchase it, read it, and leave it to collect dust on a shelf for years. .