Donald Wagman

1948 - 2014

Donald Wagman, former owner of the Geography Limited map and book store in Ann Arbor, passed away on January 24, 2014, aged 65.

Donald Murray Wagman was born in Manhattan, New York, in 1948, although the family soon moved to New Jersey. He later graduated from Cornell University and Stanford University.

Wagman’s map and book store, Geography Limited, was a west side fixture in Ann Arbor until it closed in 2004. He sold maps and atlases and globes, as well as geography and travel books. His maps were of every kind imaginable and from all over the world – topographical, reproduction antique, road and railroad maps, street plans, and literary maps, to name just a few. His biggest sellers were Michigan topographical maps, used in summer by vacationers, in fall by hunters, and year-round by engineers and environmental consultants.

Donald was predeceased by his wife, Janet Amrose, but leaves behind his daughter, Maida Amrose-Wagman, and many friends across the country.