PORTFOLIO' - 1875 engraving of a Print Collector.
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This Page is provided as a REFERENCE
RESOURCE - it is NOT an Inventory.
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.
WHAT IS AN ANTIQUE MAP ?
1. We only offer GENUINE ANTIQUE MAPS - we do not deal in modern reproductions.
2. The earliest maps we offer were printed in about 1550, the latest in around 1899.
3. During this period of some 350 years, Map Making, (or Cartography, as it is called), combined the advances in knowledge gained from explorers such as Columbus, Magellan, Cabot and so many others, with the talents of the foremost artists of the day. Their legacy to us is not purely a record of the exploration of our planet, but an amazing collection of highly decorative maps, which can be framed to grace the walls of every home and work place.
4. Antiquarian maps may be of the whole World, Continents, or of individual countries. They include old Sea Charts, historical plans of Towns and Cities and even very decorative Celestial Charts of the heavens.
5. Prices can range up to many thousands of dollars for a very rare early map, to but a few dollars for an attractive 19th Century example. You can start your collection from as little as $ 15 !
What other area of Antiques and Collectibles offers such fascinating possibilities ?
At such affordable prices ?
NEXT PAGE - ANTIQUE PRINTS
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION, TRY THE FOLLOWING PAGES.
These contain scanned illustrations and examples, which you have the option to load.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
HOW MAPS WERE MADE AND PRINTED
A SHORT GUIDE TO PRINTING PROCESSES AND TERMS
NOTES ON COLOURING, AUTHENTICATION AND SOME COMMON CARTOGRAPHIC TERMS
FEATURE PAGE SUMMARY
JULIE'S ANTIQUE PRINTS
A good range of antique prints, engravings, maps and books.