Flip That Map!
The 1699 map of North America by John Thornton that sold for something like £200,000 at auction last month is back on the market: the buyer, Daniel Crouch, is bringing the map to the Miami International Map Fair this weekend, where he hopes to sell it for more than twice that price. Via MapHist.
(The Winnipeg-based Hudson’s Bay Company Archives tried to acquire the map at auction, but was outbid. Fun fact: I worked there as a summer student in 1996, under the supervision of the manager quoted in that article. Small world.)