In today's world of GPS and app-accessible directions, maps may seem obsolete. However, the role of maps and the stories they represent isn't lost on artist Lisa Middleton, who repairs and adds color to old maps.
Discovered buried in a $10 box of sheet music purchased at an estate sale decades ago, an early map of Texas was auctioned for $10,000 recently in Dallas.
The longest-running map fair in the world, the Miami International Map Fair, will feature displays and dealers with maps, lithographs and land plans, and will offer lectures about cartography, Feb. 6-8.
The September 27-28 Indy Advertising Show features a special group of guests with members of the Road Map Collectors Association also displaying at the show.