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psyekl
04-13-2010, 02:21 AM
While surfing about I discovered a website that sells original antique maps: http://www.raremaps.com/index.html Since the actual maps are actually what are for sale, they post some pretty high-res images of them for interested parties that are free for the "save picture as"!

Some of you may even find an antique map or three to decorate your home ;) (I own a couple myself).

A R Frost
04-13-2010, 02:30 AM
Nice find. Would be awesome to see some fantasy gaming maps designed in the styles that some of those maps where done in..

Daelin
04-13-2010, 04:03 PM
$24,500! :O
Sure, I'm a cartography fan, but 24,5K for what is basically a really old map/art bastard hybrid!? Me thinks its worth that much probably because it's old...

Aval Penworth
04-19-2010, 08:29 PM
$24,500! :O
Sure, I'm a cartography fan, but 24,5K for what is basically a really old map/art bastard hybrid!? Me thinks its worth that much probably because it's old...

You sometimes see old maps on Antiques Roadshow but they are never valued that high. I wonder how many people buy a $20k+ off the internet?

Great resource and inspiration though.

rpgmapmaker
04-20-2010, 06:17 PM
I am not sure if this book has been posted yet as a resource but it has many of the old maps found on that site...

Mapping the World by Michael Swift (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Mapping-the-World/Michael-Swift/e/9780785820741/)

I have it and look through it all the time... it is also quite large and I use it as a drawing "lap" table.

-RPGMM