• On antique & vintage maps and prints

New stock: 2,400 varied and affordable antique maps & prints

 

 

We’ve just added a varied collection of 2,400 affordably priced old maps and prints to our catalogue. Highlights include maps from Letts’s Popular Atlas (1889, based on the earlier SDUK plates); prints of the California Gold Rush (1853), highly decorative plates by Auguste Racinet from “l’Ornament Polychrome” (c.1885) showcasing the decorative arts of many cultures since antiquity, maps of Christian missionary stations around the world (1925), and large survey maps in sections covering Scotland (1912) and England & Wales (1903) – which both include some big, detailed city plans. We have greatly expanded our range of flag prints, and brought these together in a new category so you can view them all in one place: additions include prints of flags of yachts and sailing clubs from Lloyds Yacht Register of 1903, and prints of national, imperial, military and maritime flags of the world published by the British Admiralty during the First World War. We’ve also added atlas maps from Philip’s “Chambers of Commerce” atlas (1925) showing the development of trade, industry and commerce around the world, and a complete set of fine steel engravings by Henry Gastineau from “Wales Ilustrated” (1835). A few examples of these maps are shown below.

 

 

YACHT & SAILING CLUB FLAGS from the UK, US, Europe & around the world

£ 15.99

US$ 23
€ 20

‘Part of San Francisco’, California, lithograph by George Cooper, print 1853

These prints depict the long and arduous journey from the east coast of the United States to the California Gold Rush towns during 1849 via Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama and Baja California by prospector John M. Letts, accompanied by artist George Cooper

£ 61.99

US$ 89
€ 78

Malay Peninsula & Singapore island. Malaysia. BARTHOLOMEW, 1904 antique map

£ 32.99

US$ 48
€ 42

SPEYSIDE WHISKY REGION. Elgin Rothes Grantown Keith Dufftown. LARGE, 1912 map

£ 70.99

US$ 102
€ 90

EAST AFRICAN GREAT LAKES. German/Portuguese Tanzania Zanzibar. LETTS, 1889 map

£ 52.99

US$ 76
€ 67

MIDDLE EAST. Arabia w/ Debai (Dubai) & Abou Debi (Abu Dhabi). Persia, 1912 map

£ 57.99

US$ 84
€ 73

Decorative arts by Auguste Racinet from “L’Ornement Polychrome” (c1885)

Racinet’s fabulous “l’Ornement Polychrome” showcased, through an extensive series of fine chromolithographs, the development of the decorative arts and ornamental pattern work since early times. The plates depicted decorative patterns, designs and motifs, taken from interiors, ceramics, fabrics, manuscripts, frescos, mosaics and architectural features. They covered diverse historical periods and cultures from around the world. Racinet intended his work to serve as inspiration for interior design…

£ 22

US$ 32
€ 28

NEW YORK CITY town map plan. Lower/midtown Manhattan Brooklyn. LETTS, 1889

£ 149

US$ 215
€ 188

‘Santa Barbara, Upper California’, lithograph by George Cooper, old print 1853

These prints depict the long and arduous journey from the east coast of the United States to the California Gold Rush towns during 1849 via Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama and Baja California by prospector John M. Letts, accompanied by artist George Cooper

£ 52.99

US$ 76
€ 67

ISLAY/JURA WHISKY REGION Laphroaig Lagavulin Ardbeg distilleries. LARGE 1912 map

The following Whisky Distilleries are marked on the map: Port Ellen Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Coal Ila, Bunnahabhain, Isle of Jura

£ 70.99

US$ 102
€ 90

LONDON town city plan. Underground railways stations bus routes. LETTS, 1889 map

The map shows the early underground lines as well as mainline railways and stations, bus and tram routes, steamboat piers and routes on the Thames, and postal districts. The Bricklayers Arms terminus is shown, although the station was closed to passengers in 1852, and the line was closed in 1981.

£ 324

US$ 468
€ 410

ITALY showing red & white wine, & liqueur growing districts. LETTS, 1889 map

White wine growing regional centres are underlined in yellow, red wine centres in red, and centre of liqueur/spirits production in orange

£ 30.99

US$ 45
€ 39

BEIRUT vintage town/city plan. Beyrouth. Lebanon, 1956 vintage map

£ 21.99

US$ 32
€ 28

Graham Land & Victoria Land. South Pole. Antarctic. BARTHOLOMEW, 1904 old map

£ 19.99

US$ 29
€ 25

JAPAN & KOREA PROTESTANT MISSION STATIONS. Christian Missionary work, 1911 map

£ 26.99

US$ 39
€ 34

‘Amérique Septentrionale’. Meissas & Michelot. Shows Texas Republic, 1861 map

Although the map was printed in 1861, it was engraved in 1852 (this date is printed on the map), and the territories of each country enclosed within the engraved borders differ from those indicated by the hand colouring. The engraved borders, as confirmed by the lettering indicating the territories of ‘MEXIQUE’ and ‘TEXAS’, reflect the earlier situation before the Mexican-American War, and during the period of the Independent Republic of Texas.

£ 52.99

US$ 76
€ 67

Rio de Janeiro town/city plan. Niteroi. Brazil. BARTHOLOMEW, 1904 antique map

£ 21.99

US$ 32
€ 28

ST PETERSBURG -. Antique town city map plan. LETTS, 1889

£ 149

US$ 215
€ 188

SOUTHERN RHODESIA (now Zimbabwe). Salisbury/Harare. Railways. JOHNSTON, 1912 map

£ 43.99

US$ 63
€ 56

SCOTLAND HISTORICAL. Highland Clans. Edinburgh 1745. 1600 Roman Pictish 1912 map

£ 44.99

US$ 65
€ 57

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