A place for Nat Geo Maps & Atlases, Nat Geo Supplement, and Nat Geo Magazine and Map Index collectors to discuss and swap information and ideas
Latest Activity: Jun 30
Anyone who enjoys the beauty of these maps, atlases, supplements, and indexes can join this group to share their knowledge of this very interesting specialized area of collecting Geographics
National Geographic Map Index VariantsA little less than four years ago I posted a discussion topic on Map Indices, specifically those published after Roger Nathan’s Collectors Guide.…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jun 30.
The “New” Map Supplement Series I know all of you are as pleased as I that that the Cartography department has begun to publish new loose supplement maps with the magazine. Now that their number has reached six, I am really starting to feel that…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Feb 17.
The Map Series of the Society’s NeighborhoodThroughout its long history the National Geographic Society has produced so many maps, either as a supplement or as a standalone map, that it was impossible not to make maps of the same area, be it…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Feb 1.
There was in 2007 a Topics Entertainment licensed box set of "deluxe maps" in a black slide out case, with divider tabs. A pretty comprehensive set including some solar/space/stars maps. A total of 30 maps!The paper these were printed on was thinner…Continue
Started by Scott T. Shier. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jan 19.
Did anyone ever purchase a wrapping paper product called Geowrap? It came out in the early 1990's. It was wrapping paper made of outdated National Geographic map supplements. I was wondering what were the map supplements that were used for it.Continue
Started by stephen zamarin. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jan 2.
Perforated Supplements in the National Geographic MagazineAs promised (or threatened) in my on-line index notice, this is my follow-up article to the one I wrote about the January 1983 DC Maps. It specifically discusses the treatment in the metadata…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Sep 4, 2017.
A few years back while I was completing my map collection, I came across a map of Northeast China from the September 1900 issue. When it arrived, I was disappointed to find it had been converted into a scroll. While the map is paper, it has been…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jul 14, 2017.
Supplement or Not? The October 1917 Insert.While perusing my October 1917 "Flags Number" of the National Geographic Magazine I noticed an insert. Completely folded, it measures 5.5 " by 4". Unfolded once it becomes an 8" by 5.5" four-page letter…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jun 9, 2017.
The Evolution of the “Map” of Antarctica on the cover of the National Geographic MagazineEveryone knows that the familiar yellow and oak leaf covers of the NGM had four globes embedded amongst the foliage: Northern and Southern hemispheres on the…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jun 1, 2017.
In my research of the January 1983 Washington DC map, I asked Jeffry Persons for assistance as to whether Roger Nathan acknowledged it as a supplement in his unpublished 2001 update to his collectors guide. (He did.)As well as providing me the…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Feb 13, 2017.