The 2011 London Antique Map Fair at the Royal Geographical Society Opens

artwork: Ortelius's map of the world, from 1601. The prevailing flavour is of the 17th century, when the world as we know it was still being discovered. Maps produced in this period were very much works in progress, especially when it came to what would later be called Australia.

LONDON.- The 2011 London Map Fair, taking place in the historic surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society, is the most established and largest antiquarian map fair in Europe: over forty of the leading national and international specialist map dealers will be exhibiting in June. Visitors to the fair will discover a vast selection of original antique maps covering the whole world and printed between the 15th and 19th centuries.