Map Collecting and Decorating

Maps Give Lots Of Decorating Latitude

By PENNY CARNATHAN
The Tampa Tribune
December 29, 2007

“Perhaps it’s a response to the overwhelming presence of Internet maps in our lives, those stark but useful little charts created in seconds by virtual cartography gremlins. They appear in party invitations, on school newsletters and all over our favorite Web sites.

Maybe they’re what help homeowners appreciate the much greater artistry of maps created by human hands. In fact, maps have become treasured as collectible art, adding a personal touch to home decor that invites conversation.

…Sought-after thematic maps include bike trail, fishing and Shakespeare’s England maps.

David Spivey, owner of Spivey’s Old Maps, Fine Art, Prints & Rare Books in Kansas City, Mo., says wine-region maps are the hottest trend.”

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