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. .
It may be more traditional to build a collection of stamps or trading cards, but there are plenty of reasons to start collecting maps. Here are five of the most compelling benefits of deciding to collect maps.