26 December 2012 - 0:00Showing Off Your Old Map Collection
A lot has happened since the last time I spoke of the importance of old maps. Those of you who might have missed it or are too lazy to scroll down a couple lines, I’ll sum it up.
Old maps are just as important now as they were back when they were new. Not because you are actually going to use them but because they give us a window into what different countries used to be like. With old maps, you can see roads that no longer exist and now non-existent residential areas that might have been historically crucial.
Old maps are important and if you have a collection, you ought to show them off. Whether it’s a tasteful framing in your study or your own personal den where the walls are covered in these ancient documents, these things need to be seen.
Most people tend to go a more comfortable and meditative route with their map rooms. Soft carpeting and warm, thick curtains allow one to sit at their desk or recline in their chairs while taking it all in. That’s not necessarily the way you have to go, but it’s a suggestion.
However you decide to show off the collection, just remember to ask the right questions and, if you do end up doing any major remodeling or construction, don’t be afraid to consult the professionals. That’s what sites like homeproimprovement.com are there for.
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