Cartography is a fine-edged tool that has honed empires through the ages. Maps are a unique combination of science and art that have captivated the imaginations of generations.
Books on explorers who have ventured the forbidding heights of some of the world's most dangerous summits have always peaked the imagination of collectors.
Early travel guides are sought after because they offer an amazing view into not only the local history of times past, but also the values and interests of the cultures that passed through them.
Whether you are a modern expeditionary or an arm chair traveler seeking vicarious adventures, you will find your thrills here.