Collecting Old Maps ~ The Authors

Francis J. Manasek Francis J. Manasek is semi-retired after several decades as a rare book and map dealer. He had offices in Hanover, New Hampshire, and in London. He currently resides in Vermont with his wife, Anne Pearson. He has written several articles about old maps and is the author of Uncommon Value: A Rare Book Dealer’s World (1995), Under Cover: Death Stalks the Book Dealer (1997) and Breaking Cover (2013)

Marti and Curt Griggs have been map collectors for nearly three decades. It all began when Curt stumbled across an antique map shop and was deeply smitten with the history and beauty of old maps. The dealer befriended, educated, and inspired the couple, and before long they changed careers and entered the map trade; first with the Compass Rose Gallery in Sedona, Arizona, and then with Old World Auctions. They currently operate and the Antique Map Price Record (AMPR).

Authors of Collecting Old Maps Book

Carol Haralson, award-winning book designerThe second edition of Collecting Old Maps is also the product of award-winning book designer, Carol Haralson. Her sophisticated layouts transformed the text book-like first edition into a feast for the eyes, adding immeasurably to the book’s content and accentuating the artistry of old maps. Carol is executive editor and designer of the Gilcrease Journal, co-editor and designer of Sojourns Magazine, and designer of Western Passages. Specializing in book projects for museums, independent and mainstream publishers, artists, photographers, chef-restaurateurs, and galleries, she is also a published poet and writer. Carol has completed numerous publication projects for major art museums throughout the United States, many of which have been recognized nationwide with an impressive array of design awards.

Gold Medallist
Independent Publisher Book Awards



The Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published books at the annual BookExpo America, the largest publishing event in North America.

Open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles, the “IPPYs” are awarded in 80 national, 22 region, and ten e-book categories.  We are thrilled and honored to have won the Gold Medal for Reference Books.

Or buy from these dealers:

U. S. Dealers
CABarry Laurence Ruderman Antique Maps, La Jolla
CO Philadelphia Print Shop West, Denver
FL Berryman Fine Books, Ormond Beach
IL George Ritzlin Antique Maps & Prints, Evanston
IL Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Chicago
MD Cartographic Associates, Fulton 
NM Dumont Maps & Books of the West, Santa Fe
NY Martayan Lan, New York City
NY The Old Print Shop, New York City
SC Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island 
TX Beaux Arts, Dallas

Maps and More, Halifax International Distributors

Altea Gallery
, (UK & Europe)