Something about vintage globes and maps stirs the soul, bringing out the explorer in us all. Capture a piece of that wanderlust for your own home or office with the help of HiBid.com’s Antique Maps and Globes category. These old navigation aids not only have an appeal as art, but they also offer a glimpse at the past. For example, some maps show you much smaller, younger versions of today’s major cities. Other examples are old enough to demonstrate the limits of cartographers’ knowledge in the years the maps or globes were created—for example, blank areas of the map labeled “Parts Unknown.” Many auction maps come framed; most globes (but not all) come with a stand. Many desk globes are on the small side compared to your typical floor globe, which may come with a decorative cradle-type stand (some of which double as bars or drink trays.) HiBid.com’s antique maps and globes category has a good selection of auction items to choose from. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, come back at a later time. New auction items show up on HiBid.com every day.
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