This February 2021 article is by guest contributor Luke Vavra, former map dealer and specialist in Virginia material. This is the second in a four-part series about the engravings in Part I of Theodore de Bry's "India Occidentalis" (America). This second article discusses the plates in Part I, including the title page, the dedication, the Virginia map, and the Algonquian series, with particular attention to the Kiwasa plate.
This January 2021 article is by guest contributor Luke Vavra, former map dealer and specialist in Virginia material. This is the first in a four-part series about the engravings in Part I of Theodore de Bry's "India Occidentalis" (America). This first article concerns the first engraving in Part I - that of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Read our March 2020 newsletter featuring an article about "The Mapmakers Who Made the 16th Century," which gives an overview of some of the most important cartographers of the 1500s and their most iconic maps. Also in this newsletter is a list of free online resources that offer cartographic content to help you expand your worldview while staying safely at home.
This December 2017 newsletter features two articles. The first gives an overview of the auction market for antique maps in 2017, with some interesting insights about the big winners and losers. The second article discusses Braun & Hogenberg and their incredible town book, "Civitates Orbis Terrarum."
This May 2016 newsletter features an article about 3 "old school" dealers: Luke Vavra of Cartographic Arts, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Steve Luck of Tooley Adams & Co.Find out how the map business has changed over the last 40 years and what their thoughts are on the future. Also included is a book summary of "Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Life, Works, Sources, and Friends" by Marcel van den Broecke.