2019 Miami International Map Fair

Neatline is headed back to the History Miami Museum for the 2019 Map Fair. We hope to see you there.

The 2019 Map Fair Schedule:

Friday, February 1 (Full Access Weekend registrants/Dealers only)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm VIP Private Preview Sale and Cocktail Reception

Saturday, February 2
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Map Fair open to the public

  • Map Fair: Dealer Marketplace

  • Free expert opinion (Limited to one map per visitor)

  • 11:00 am – Ashley Baynton-Williams

  • 3:00 pm – Professor Jerry Brotton

  • 5:00 pm – Map Fair closes

  • 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Collectors Circle cocktail reception (Full Access Weekend registrants/Dealers only)

Sunday, February 3
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Map Fair open to the public

  • Map Fair: Dealer Marketplace

  • Free expert opinion (Limited to one map per visitor)

  • 1:00 pm – Dr. William J. Pestle

  • 3:00 pm – Matthew Toro

  • 5:00 pm – Map Fair closes

London Map Fair 2018

Neatline is once again headed to London for the 2018 London Map Fair at the Royal Geographic Society. We hope to see you there!

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR
(Entrance Exhibition Road)

Saturday 9th June 2018; 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Sunday 10th June 2018; 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

London Map Fair Lectures

Saturday: 14.30
'His Majesty's Cosmographer: John Ogilby, the Restoration and the secret agenda behind Britain's first road atlas'. Given by Author & broadcaster Alan Ereira.

Thoughts on London, style, form and function

Louis Sullivan’s famous dictum that “form follows function” became a hallmark of Modernist architecture, and claims that aesthetics are dependent upon function are commonplace. It is a compelling argument, and it contributed to the aesthetic “purity” of the Modernist era. But it also seems completely contrary to actual experience in many ways: there are many times when function and form are only loosely connected. Consider, for example, the wide variety of different clothing used to cover and protect the human body: the function is generally similar across the world, and yet there is a huge variety of formal variation in clothing.

But aesthetic variation is even yet another thing: individual items with essentially identical function may show wide variety in aesthetic presentation. Consider the variation amongst maps.  Two different maps of the same place may in theory share a similar function, yet they can be worlds apart in terms of aesthetic presentation. A map drawn in the seventeenth century is a depiction of spatial geography in the same way as a map drawn in the twentieth, but their aesthetics are likely vastly different. Maps from earlier generations were highly decorated, with especial effort given to decorating areas of the map that did not affect the map’s function, such as elaborate borders, and highly decorated cartouches to present the map’s title and maker. A shift in aesthetics to less decorated forms was one of the main characteristics of the Modern era, and is one that still influences everyday functional objects.

Neatline is headed to Rome

The first edition of the Rome Map, Atlas & Travel Book Fair will take place at 80 Piazza Santi Apostoli, Rome on Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday October 1, 2017 with 30 International map dealers from Italy, Europe, and America.

Access to the fair is free of charge. We hope to see you there!

Vernissage 29 September 18.45  -  21.00

Saturday 30 September 10.00 - 18.00

Sunday 1 October 10.00 - 13.00

San Francisco Map Fair 2017 - September 15-17

The San Francisco Map Fair will take place in the Lodge at the Regency Center, 1290 Sutter St. Antiquarian map dealers from around the world will be displaying their maps and there will be several lectures sponsored by the California Map Society. We hope to see you there!

More details:

Opening Night Cocktail Reception

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 5:00pm  7:30pm

Join us for the Preview Night Reception and enjoy two and a half hours of passed hors d'oeuvres, and a premium open bar. By coming to the Opening Night Reception you will get first opportunity to view and purchase any of the wonderful antiquarian map material our exhibitors have brought from around the world. This event also serves as a great time to interact with other map collectors, enthusiasts, and the dealers in a more relaxed, social setting. Tickets are $50; all NET proceeds of this event go to the History in Your Hands Foundation.


  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • 10:00am  5:00pm


1:00 PM - Star Maps by: Nick Kanas M.D.

3:00 PM - What’s in a Map (…and How Do I Get It Out)? by: Stace Maples


  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • 10:00am  3:00pm


12:00 PM - Early Maps of San Francisco by: Charles A. Fracchia 

1:30 PM - The Map Comes First: Crowd-sourcing for an Organic Atlas Narrative
A Panel Discussion led by: Darin Jensen


Neatline is headed to London!


Saturday 17th June 2017; 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Sunday 18th June 2017; 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 (Entrance Exhibition Road)


This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. A very large selection of Original Antique Maps will be available for sale, ranging in age from the 15th to the 20th c.

For more information: http://www.londonmapfairs.com/