Resources for Collectors
Antique Print Sites
This is an informative website for an excellent historical organization that everyone interested in American historical prints should join!
The Print Council of America is a non-profit organization that includes an excellent on-line bibliographic database for printmakers. The Print Council focuses mostly on fine art printmakers, however it is quality site for overall general information.
The home page of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, includes ability to do an on-line search of their catalogue of prints!
This foundation is dedicated to the furthering understanding and preservation of Currier & Ives prints. The site was created by later-generation relatives of the original Nathaniel Currier and James Ives.
An excellent educational website filled with illustrations and fascinating information about the great wood engraver, Thomas Bewick.
This superb collection includes many historical prints.
View the AAS home page and access information on the AAS and its collections.
Antique Map Sites
Intended to be the central Internet hub for those interested in antique maps.
An excellent site about this important publishing project.
Fine bibliography covering cartographic history and trends.
A high quality private collection of maps with excellent digital images.
This website link contains a digital calendar listing dates for upcoming exhibitions and Online events.
Official Library of Congress website information and map collection.
This is one of the major map libraries in the U.S.
The American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), one of the premier collections of its kind in North America, contains over 1.3 million items supporting instruction, research and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and around the world.
This is a very useful site which includes excellent information in the Concise Bibliography of the History of Cartography.
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine enables free public access to and engagement with five centuries of cartographic materials via University, K-12, and public educational outreach; the preservation and digitization of our collections; gallery exhibitions; research and scholarship; and public programming that collectively promotes the continued relevance of maps and mapping as tools to help patrons understand the past and the present, and to imagine the future.
The British Library provides access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection over 170 million items includes artifacts from every age of written civilization.
This is a quality resource library to research various information including maps.
Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system and a wonderful resource for map history and information.
This is an excellent online map exhibit containing very useful information and a quality collection of images.
Collector's Care Guide
The Library of Congress has very useful information on caring for all sorts of collections.
The American Institute for Conservation's web page on conserving paper artifacts.
A page of links to brochures from the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute on taking care of works on paper, as well as paintings, objects and furniture.
Additional Useful Information Sites
This is a terrific resource with information from the Getty Museum.
This website has information on many artists, including links to museums and galleries holding their works.
Illustrated text from the Library of Congress exhibit "1942: An Ongoing Voyage".
The association was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting, and to foster collegial relations.
A comprehensive arts registry.
Here is a magazine about the Antique Marketplace in Americana.