The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books is owned and operated by Joel & Deborah Kovarsky. We first opened in 1998, but have had a decades-old interest in old maps, books, and paper, stemming from a comparable long-standing interest in how knowledge is used. Our business is run via the internet. We do not run an open shop, however we do welcome visitors by appointment only. Before attempting a visit, please contact us. We are a specialty business, dealing in antiquarian maps and related books (atlases, history of cartography, selected reference books, etc.). Please feel free to contact us for specific inquiries.
Terms of sale for The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books
We accept cash, check, money order, American Express, Visa, Discover and Mastercard. Virginia sales tax will be added to instate purchases. Shipping charges are billed at cost, and will be added to the invoice. We usually include insurance with the postage, and as a result we do not routinely use media mail. If you wish the book sent via the latter route, it would be at your risk. For heavy items, there may be extra shipping charges. Any item maybe returned (postpaid and carefully packed by purchaser) within 7 days of receipt. We do not generally refund postal charges. Please notify us before sending a return. We do not share customer information with any outside sources; all details and addresses are confidential.
(Map of Pennsylvania): Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Pennsylvania by Carey & Lea (engr.by Young & Delleker)
(Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei by Linschoten, Jan (John) van Huygen