Dr. Richard L. and Penelope W. Betz founded Hemispheres Antique Maps & Prints so as to turn a life long attraction to antique maps into a full-time pursuit as antique map dealers, after completing careers in education and over twenty years of international consulting in many areas of the world. Fourteen of those years were spent living and working in southern Africa and the Caribbean. Many other years were spent on consulting assignments elsewhere in Africa, and in the Caribbean, Asia, and the post Soviet Union.
Richard and Penelope have also recently completed a book on The Mapping of Africa: A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700. Contact us for ordering details. You may also find detailed information, including book reviews and a Corrigenda and Addenda, via the following link on our web site: Hemispheres Antique Maps & Prints - The Mapping of Africa Book.
We have been members of
the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS), the Philip Lee Phillips
Society of the Library of Congress, the Washington, DC Map Society, the
Boston Map Society, The Brussels International Map Collector Circle
the International Antiquarian Mapsellers
Antique Maps & Prints