The Life-Saving Potential of a Map

The Life-Saving Potential of a Map

Hello Map Enthusiast, Although the world has slowed considerably as a result of COVID-19, Curtis Wright Maps carries on. We’re in the middle of a move to a larger space and continue to update the website regularly with new inventory. Stay tuned for further updates,...
Planning for the Battle of Iwo Jima

Planning for the Battle of Iwo Jima

This month, I chose to look at a map of Iwo Jima on the 75th anniversary of the day the island was declared officially secured by American forces (March 26). I created a 10 minute video overview of a “secret” map that was created just a few months before...
Mapping the Action:  The Victory Division on the Move

Mapping the Action: The Victory Division on the Move

Good thing it’s a leap year, as we needed every day of February in order to get out our second post reflecting on the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.  In our January letter, we explored how the experience of war was captured in the Mem-O-Maps of John...
A Look Into John Drury’s Mem-O-Maps

A Look Into John Drury’s Mem-O-Maps

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, I aim to examine a map or map series each month of 2020. It’s important to note these maps, and my analysis, provide only a very narrow window into the most destructive conflict in human history. The view...
A Visit to Murray Hudson Antique Maps

A Visit to Murray Hudson Antique Maps

One of the most challenging aspects of being a map dealer is maintaining your inventory. Auctions, antique stores, and even yard sales can be good sources of material, but some of the best and most desirable items come from other dealers. When Curtis Wright Maps was...
Maps – An Overview

Maps – An Overview

Maps are one of the most effective windows into our past, both as individuals and as a whole. Whether it’s a road map picked up on vacation or an exquisite specimen of 17th century Dutch cartography, the image on a map provides much more than location information. The...