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Map buffs share love for history

Herald.com | 02/06/2005 |

“Enthusiasts pore over a trove of ancient graphs at Miami event.

A total of $45,000 will serve as down payment on a very comfortable house. It will buy a fine German automobile, his and hers mink coats or a beaded silk gown for every night of the week.
But if all you want is a really, really old map, it can buy that instead. ”It’s the first post-Revolution map of the States,” said the dealer, Robert Augustyn.
…It’s less necessary, but still interesting, to have proof at last that maps of the early to mid-19th century have risen steeply in price over the past 20 years while those of the late 19th and 20th centuries have not.”

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