While working at a Toronto auction house, Megan Webster was tasked with cataloguing an antique map collection. Her work sparked a profound interest in old maps appreciating both the artistic beauty and historical significance. In 1999 Megan founded Webster’s Fine Books & Maps to make antique maps accessible and affordable for collectors.
Webster’s Fine Books & Maps offers original antique maps and books, no reproductions. All products are guaranteed as described. We value transparency and integrity, reflected in the quality of our material, appraisals, and personal customer service.
We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC) and International League of Booksellers (ILAB) in good standing, for over 20 years. With our expertise, we can help advise and source material for the novice collectors to the seasoned bibliophiles.
Owning a Piece of History
Some maps make a lasting impression and remind us of fascinating time periods. One of Megan’s favourite maps is this copper-engraved print showcasing an early view of Halifax Harbour. Designed in 1750 by Moses Harris, the map is engraved with native flora, insects and a porcupine. Like this print, every antique map has clever characteristics to discover, from decorative details to cartographic techniques.
Find your next piece of history by browsing our extensive selection, or contact us for specific inquiries.
About Our Products & Services
As established dealers, we pride ourselves on buying and selling material in good condition, providing value to our customers. Our specialty includes antique maps, antique travel books, and general antiquarian books.
You can purchase many rare maps here on our website. However, most of our antique books are conveniently available at Biblio.com. We also post new product arrivals on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to follow us for the latest arrivals. If you don’t see the product you are looking for, please get in touch!
We carry out Current Market Value, Fair Market Value, and insurance appraisals for collections and single items. We also provide Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) appraisals for institutions.
Our past clients include the Toronto Public Library, University of Toronto Libraries, York University, Library of Congress, and the British Library.
Terms & Conditions of Sale
Our products are priced in both US Dollars and Canadian Dollars. All maps are guaranteed as described and subject to prior sale. GST (5%) and/or HST (13%) are added for Canadian customers when applicable.
Purchases may be returned if not as described, provided we are notified within five days of receipt. We will refund your purchase once we receive the item in its original condition, minus the initial shipping costs. We kindly request that you email us before returning an item to discuss the best shipping method.