Antique prints and engravings by mail order.
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
THE GRAPHIC, THE ILLUSTRATED TIMES
ILLUSTRATED SPORTING AND DRAMATIC NEWS Etc
From 1842 to c.1899.
A large inventory comprising genuine antiquarian engravings including many examples from the Illustrated London News, prints, maps, plate books and atlases, supplied by mail order, with free shipping worldwide.
Do visit JULIE'S ANTIQUE PRINTS.
A good range of antique prints, engravings, maps and books.
After more than a quarter of a century in the Trade, we
retired and the Postaprint Website
is no longer available.
However this collection of Reference Pages is being left on line, as we hope you will find them to informative and helpful. They provide details of many of the maps, books and engravings we had the pleasure of dealing in over so many years.
For a complete index of all such Reference Pages PLEASE DO CLICK HERE.
My wife's store on eBay offers many delightful antiquarian maps & prints & engravings.
This Page is provided as a REFERENCE RESOURCE - it is NOT an Inventory.
RELIEF (Wood engravings) - used until c.1880.
For a more comprehensive study of the history and practice of Wood Engraving CLICK HERE
These involved using wood as the material on which the image to be printed was created from the artist's drawing.
The wood was cut away from the area which was not to be printed, leaving the image to be printed standing up from the 'block', as it was called. For larger illustrations, several smaller blocks were made and then joined to form a single, larger print.
LITHOGRAPHY (Surface printing) - introduced c.1880.
Although this process was invented at the end of the 18th century, it did not see common use until the latter part of the 19th century, when it was adapted to mechanisation.
The design was drawn on to a flat stone surface, using a greasy ink, which was then 'fixed' chemically.
The paper used by the Illustrated London News and other papers of the day, was a wood pulp made using one the numerous chemical processes first developed around 1800. Early issues used unglazed papers, whilst later ones had a much smoother glazed surface, which presented the illustrations in a finer way.
Typical weights of papers, in grams per square metre [gsm], used in the period
1845-1865 70 gsm
1865-1875 90 gsm
1875-1902 100 gsm
The survival over time of the pages from this famous magazine demonstrates they were of higher quality than paper used in most of today's periodicals ! Although there can be a tendency for the text printed on the back of some prints to show through, or bleed, to the print occasionally, this rarely detracts. Any marked 'bleed' is noted on our Ebay offers. (We normally do not offer any prints affected to a material extent).
The ILN held a commanding position in the market place. It was seriously challenged by The GRAPHIC in 1870. Although it never reached the circulation of the ILN. it did take a good market share until the turn of the century. The circulation in 1871 was some 57.000 copies per week. Compared to the ILN, prints from The Graphic are not that easy to find.
The ILLUSTRATED TIMES
This periodical was another challenger to the supremacy of the ILN in the 1850s. It's life was barely a decade. Prints from The Illustrated Times are fairly hard to come by.
The ILLUSTRATED SPORTING & DRAMATIC NEWS
The ISDN set out for a niche market, specialising as it did, in Theatre and Sports. In the 1870s and 1880s it enjoyed some popularity. Today, its pages are quite scarce and not commonly available. We are fortunate in having gathered a modest stock over the years.
Specialist mail order suppliers of collectible historical antique maps and engravings.
POSTAPRINT supplied picture
framers and antiquarian map & print dealers for over over a quarter of a
century. Examples of the cartographer's
art from the 16th to the 19th century, along with engravings,
lithographs and etchings by leading artists of their generation.
Historical maps, views, and
every subject, including Vanity
Fair (Spy) Cartoons. Postaprint also
supplied antique prints and maps to Art Galleries, Shops and Fine
Do visit my wife's eBay Store, JULIE'S ANTIQUE PRINTS.
You will find a nice range of antique prints, engravings, maps and books.
After very many years in the Trade,
I am now
retired and the