Huge Vintage and Antique Pull Down Maps
There's nothing quite like having a piece of real history on your wall. Antique pull down maps are one of those wall art pieces that are stand alone + amazing.
Maybe it's the golden patina, perhaps its the crackling texture, maybe it's the subject matter - Europe, North America, or an antique pulldown World map... At the end of the day, we think it's a combination of all these things + the story:
Often used as educational guides in schools, libraries and public institutions. These maps and charts were pulled on, rolled (at times slapped up too quickly) - sometimes several times a day. What an amazing thrill it was to have a break from the squeaky chalk board and have one of these maps rolled out in front of a classroom. Perhaps these are the very maps of yesterday that inspired the likes of future politicians, dignitaries, architects, teachers and more. Perhaps geography wasn't everyone's strength in school, but I think we all had a secret thrill from seeing something different during the school day - especially the ever-so-welcome colorful outlines of these relics. It's amazing to see these in the condition they are - some of the antique pull down maps we offer are 50, 75, 100 years old. A few are even pre-Civil War!
As a testament to this beautiful and mysterious world and the education process where today's learning aides and classroom tools seem to be ever so easily replaced with digital, we hope you too can find inspiration from these maps and charts.