A Treasure Trove In Antique Maps

Prices are way up, but you can still start collecting

For Norman Leventhal, it all began in a London bookstore. The Boston developer, now 82, stumbled into his passion for antique maps in the mid-1970s after becoming captivated by a late 1800s map of Boston that he spotted. After that purchase, Leventhal says, maps "slowly got the better of me." Indeed, he has since amassed one of the leading private collections documenting the growth of New England from the 17th century.

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