The Curator

 

Michael Buehler, Boston Rare MapsMichael Buehler is a long-time collector, scholar and dealer in rare maps and historical ephemera.  In 2002 he founded Boston Rare Maps, a firm specializing in important, rare and unusual maps depicting all periods of American history. 

Michael has developed a reputation for highly personalized client service and for offering rare and interesting material presented in a scholarly context.  His clients include many of the country’s leading private map collectors and institutional map collections.  A specialist in the field, he is a regular public speaker and has published a number of articles on early American mapmaking.  He has been a guest curator of two map exhibitions at the Harvard Map Collection, including most recently "Toward a National Cartography: American Mapmaking, 1782-1800," which appeared in early 2011.

Michael’s credentials include speaking engagements at the American Historical Print Collectors Society, Boston Map Society, Historic Deerfield, New York Map Society, New York Public Library and numerous local historical societies.  He is a governing board member of both the Boston Map Society and American Historical Print Collectors Society and a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers (MARIAB).  He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.