Uncategorized

Antique Folding Maps

Large scale maps for the classroom, traveler or library were sometimes printed in segments and mounted on canvas to be folded. This method saved space and allowed for easy storage in a file, teacher's desk or a glove compartment. They were a practical alternative to the heavier wooden dowel or metal bracket wall-mounted maps.

The folding classroom maps often had grommets along the top to allow for easy display on a wall when the map was in use. Many companies- such as Nystrom, Denoyer-Geppert and Cram's produced sets of folding maps. Many came in elegant cases. Maps that were made for school or university libraries often had attached file folders, as well as grommets, for quick filing.

These unusual and rare maps look lovely framed or unframed.

DSC_0015_edited-1
New World Series World Map with Shipping Routes c.1930s

DSC_0015_edited-1

Cram's Map of New York State c.1910s

91858

Cartes Taride Travel Map of Morocco c.1920s

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s