HistoryMiami Museum Hosts the 27th Annual Miami International Map Fair, February 10-14

In partnership with Collectible Events, HistoryMiami Museum is proud to announce The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, will be going digital February 10-14, 2021. Over 30 leading map dealers from across the globe and the United States will gather online to display and retail an unparalleled selection of original antique maps, charts, town plans, rare books, and atlases. Thousands of maps from the 16th century to present day, ranging in price from $25 to over $250,000, will be offered. There is something unique for the first-time buyer, as well as the seasoned collector. 

“HistoryMiami is proud to host one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the world, highlighting the history and wonder of cartography,” explains Jorge Zamanillo, Executive Director of HistoryMiami Museum. “While we could not host the event in person this year, we know our patrons always look forward to viewing and purchasing the impressive array of rare and antique maps that are offered. We hope to give collectors and map enthusiasts a profound look into the past, and hope everyone will enjoy the digital festival from the comfort of the home.” To view the list of dealers click here.

Held annually, the Miami International Map Fair provides buyers the opportunity to  browse antique maps, rare books, globes and atlases from around the world, including some from Australia, United Kingdom and Germany, in addition to attending a series of special topical lectures. This is a unique opportunity to virtually meet experts with an unrivaled depth of knowledge and scope of material. This year the lecture series will also be offered online through Zoom.

The 2021 Map Fair Speaker schedule:  

Wednesday, February 10 

  • 12:00  p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST) – Speaker – Ronald E. Grim, Ph.D. 

Former Curator of Maps for the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library

Mapping the Transformation of the American Landscape During the 19th Century: The Price of Progress?

Friday, February 12   

  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST) – Speaker – Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, Ph.D.

Research Associate – GIS Center Florida International University

Digital Cartography: Connecting the Past to the Future

Saturday, February 13

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EST) – Speaker – Peter Hiller

Jo Mora Trust Collection Curator

Discovering the Cartographic World of Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora

The five-day fair is free to attend and you can register online at https://www.historymiami.org/mapfair/.  The lectures will be ticketed.  Non-Members: $25 (5-day event access and all three lectures) Museum Members: FREE. You can experience the fair and all the lectures for free by becoming a member of HistoryMiami Museum.

The Miami International Map Fair sponsors and partners include Bags Unlimited, Inc., Collectible Events, GIS Center, Florida International University, Arthur and Jan Holzheimer, Neatline Antique Maps, New World Cartographic, Dorothy Raphaely, Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc., and Cal Welch.