We’ve just added several hundred charming vintage British tourist maps by Ward, Lock & Co published between 1893-1966, comprising plans of seaside resorts and our most-visited towns & cities, as well as touring maps of national parks & other heritage sites. Click the links to see maps covering the Lake District, the Norfolk Broads, South Downs, Peak District, Snowdonia, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Exmoor, Dartmoor, North […]
Maps & prints of China, Korea, Central Asia, Tibet & Africa from Astley’s “Voyages & Travels” (1746)
Just added – a number of scarce and often fascinating maps and views of China, Korea, Central Asia, Tibet and Africa (including Benin/Whydah, South Africa & Congo/Kongo), published in Thomas Astley’s “Voyages and Travels” in 1746, a time when these continents were little known by Europeans. This selection includes a number of decorative views and outline plans of Chinese […]
We have recently listed a coast chart of the Channel between England & France published c1774 by Mount and Davidson, on Tower-Hill. The atlas, “Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot: (…)”, of within which this map was printed, was first published in 1693 with a number of later editions published through the eighteenth century. The map was drawn by Captain Greenvile (or […]
We’re highlighting twenty festive gift ideas below. Antique & vintage maps and prints make great individual Christmas presents that show how well you know someone. Why not purchase a map or print that means something special to someone you care about this holiday season? Maps are endlessly fascinating: a old map of where someone you love lives, or has […]
We have recently listed an interesting coast chart of Northumberland published in “Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot” by Mount and Davidson, on Tower-Hill c1774. The atlas was created by Capt. Greenvile Collins who was an officer of the Royal Navy and prominent hydrographer. He was commissioned by King Charles II in 1676 and appointed by Samuel Pepys (then […]
This “Black Friday” weekend only we’re offering 20% off all maps & prints at www.antiquaprintgallery.com – offer expires midnight on Cyber Monday Antique & vintage maps and prints make great individual festive gifts. Why not purchase a map or print of somewhere that means something special to someone you care about this holiday season? We’ve highlighted 20 gift […]
“Atlas of Canada” (1906): city plans, coastal charts, maps of geology, ethnicity, US border disputes & railroads
We’ve recently listed a number of large, colourful and fascinating 1906 maps of Canada, published by the Canadian Department of the Interior, with cartography by James White. They include plans of the main cities; charts of the coast, St Lawrence & Great Lakes; maps of historic US border disputes, Canadian ethnicity & native American tribes, railways, forests & resources, population density […]
French colonial maps from “Atlas Colonial Français. Colonies, protectorats, et pays sous mandat” – Pollachi (1938). Indochina | Caribbean | Polynesia | Indian Ocean | Pacific | Africa | Arctic
We’ve just added to our catalogue a set of maps of French colonies, territories and dependencies in 1938, including many of the more exotic corners of the globe. These include French Indochina, French West & Equatorial Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Madagascar, French Indian Ocean territories (La Réunion, Comores, Mayotte), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, French Southern & Antarctic […]
We have recently listed ‘Amérique Septentrionale’, a very rare map of British, French and Spanish North America by Danville published in 1746. This fabulous map shows North America divided between British (red), French (Green) and Spanish (Yellow) possessions. At this time the British colonies of New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina, “Acadie” […]
We have just listed ‘L’Afrique Françoise ou du Senegal’, an antique map of French West Africa by De Lisle published in 1727. This large eighteenth century map shows the coast of West Africa and its hinterland between Ras Nouadhibou (marked with its French name of Cap Blanc) which is today on the border between Mauritania, […]
We have recently listed ‘Côte Occidentale De L’Afrique’, a beautiful map of Senegal including Gambia rivers by Danville published in 1751. This large eighteenth century map shows the coast of West Africa between Ras Nouadhibou (marked with its French name of Cap Blanc) which is today on the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara, and Cape […]
Just listed – ‘La Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinée’, a very rare map of West Africa by De Lisle published in 1745. This eighteenth century map shows West Africa, divided roughly into Barbarie (Barbary), Nigritie and Guinee (Guinea). The Azores, Canary Islands and the Cape Verde islands are also marked. Reflecting the […]
We have just listed ‘l’Egypte de la Nubie de l’Abissinie’, a large map of North East Africa by De Lisle published in 1707. This detailed eighteenth century map covers north east Africa including the horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Egypt, the Kingdom of Abyssinia, the Kingdom of “Sennar” or Nubia are marked, among others. A town in […]
We have recently listed “Afrique publiée sous les auspices [du] Duc d’Orleans”, a large map of Africa by Danville published in 1749. This rare eighteenth century map of includes the “Pays des Hotentots” (in modern South Africa), “Etat de Manomotapa” (Mozambique), Abyssinia, Egypt, Nubia, the Kingdoms of Morocco, Fez, Algiers, Tunis and Congo. The island of […]
We have just listed ‘Imperii Persici in omnes suas provincias’, a map of the Persian Empire by Homann published c1725. This eighteenth century map of the Persian Empire (modern Iran) and the Caspian region extends from the Arabia Peninsula north to the Pontic-Caspian steppe, and west to include the Levant and much of Anatolia. The province of “Bahraim” (Bahrein) […]
Just listed – ‘Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel’, an eighteenth century map of South India by De Lisle published in 1723. This very rare map of the southern part of the Indian subcontinent shows the Kingdoms of Orixa (Orissa), Golconde (Golkonda), Carnate (Karnataka), Gingi (Gingee), Tanjauor (Thanjavur), Madure (Madurai), Maissour (Mysore), Canara, […]
We have recently listed ‘Carte de l’isle de Ceylan’, a very rare map of Ceylon by De Lisle published in 1722. This eighteenth century map shows Sri Lanka divided into the Kingdom of Kandy/Candy, the Kingdom of Kotte/Cota, the Kingdom of Jaffna/Jafanpatan, the Pays de Bedas, Pays de Vannias and Matecalo. Ocean depths around the […]
We have just listed ‘Archipel des Indes Orientales’, an antique map of East Indies and Philippines by De Vaugondy published in 1750. The map covers the East Indies including Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes/Sulawesi, the lesser Sunda Islands and the Moluccas, the Philippines, part of New Guinea, The Malay peninsula and much of the east coast […]
Just listed – ‘Carte des Indes Orientales’, a very rare map of India, Indochina & East Indies by Homann published in 1748. The map details South Asia and Southeast Asia including the Indian subcontinent (India and Ceylon/Sri Lanka), Indochina (present-day Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore), the East Indies (present-day Philippines and Indonesia including Sumatra, Java, […]
We have just listed a very rare eighteenth century map of Japan “Empire du Japon divisée en sept principales parties” by De Vaugondy published in 1750. This large map was beautifully printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand coloured and decorative title cartouche. The map covers Honshu (“Nipon”), Kyushu (“Ximo”), Shikoku (“Xicoco”) and […]
We have recently listed this rare gem from our collection ‘Nouvelles decouvertes au nord de la Mer du Sud’ by Guillaume de l’Isle and published in 1750. This landmark map in the history of cartography shows “new discoveries” in the North Pacific Ocean by exploreres seeking among other objectives a north west passage and a north […]
Just listed – ‘Carte de Tartarie’, a very interesting map of Tartary showing regions of North & Central Asia by Guillaume de I’Isle published in 1706. Tartary was a name used from the Middle Ages until 20th century do designate northern and central Asia between the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. […]
We have just listed ‘La Turquie de l’Arabie et de la Perse’, an 18th century map originally published in 1701 by Guillaume de I’Isle and then updated and republished in 1745 by Philippe Buache. The map stretches from the western Mediterranean to the Indus River, and from the horn of Africa to the north of the […]
We have recently listed an antique map of East Asia “Seconde partie de la carte d’Asie” by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville published in 1752. The map includes the East Indies (present-day Indonesia) and Indochina. It is a unique, large wall map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour and decorative title cartouche. […]
We have recently listed a very rare map ‘1er partie de la carte d’Asie’ by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville published in 1751. The map shows parts of south west Asia and Middle East. It is a large eighteenth century map, printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour and decorative title cartouche. […]
We have just listed this very interesting and rare map of Asia, ‘Carte de LAsie’ by De Vaugondy published in 1750. The map shows Mughal Empire & Oirat Kingdom. It also indicates Mughal India and the “Royaume des Eleuths” (Oirats) in Altai region of western Mongolia.
We have recently listed a rare map of Sardinia ‘Le Royaume de Sardaigne’ by George Louis Le Rouge published in 1753. The map shows the Kingdom of Sardinia with fortified towns of Sassari, Alghero, Cagliari, Terra Nova (Olbia), Ampurias (Castelsardo) and Carloforte on Isola di San Pietro.
Just listed – ‘Insulae Corsicae’, an eighteen century map of Corscia with original outline colour by Vogt and Homann published in 1735. The island is shown divided into northern and southern parts, although it was not first formally separated into two departments for administrative purposes until 1793. Towns shown include Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, Aiazzo (Ajaccio), Giralate, […]
We have just listed a compelling map of Sicily and Southern Italy ‘Partie meridionale du Royaume de Naples’ by Robert de Vaugondy published in 1750. The map shows Calabria, Sicilia, the Aeolian Islands with Malta and Gozo inset. This is a large antique map printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour […]
Just listed – ‘Regni & insulae Siciliae’, a rare map of Sicily from eighteen century by Homann published in 1747. The map is large in size and was printed on thick, good quality paper with original outline hand colour and decorative title cartouche.
We have just listed an interesting map of Southern Italy ‘Partie septentrionale du Royaume de Naples’ by Vaugondy published in 1750. The map includes Puglia, Basilicata, Campania, Molise and part of Abruzzo, with the Adriatic, Gulf of Taranto and part of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
We have just listed ‘Topographia di Roma’, eighteen century plan of Rome. This real gem from our collection was published in 1750 by Rocque, from the earlier plan by Goivanni Battista Nolli published in 1748 (these dates are printed on the map).
We have recently listed a rare map of Lazio (Latium) ‘Il Lazio con le sue piu cospicue strade antiche e moderne’ by Homann published in 1745. The map shows the coastline of Lazio with its hinterland from Rome (marked on the left hand edge of the map) south to Capo Circeo (right hand edge). It is a […]
Just listed – ‘Patrimonio di S. Pietro’ by Homann and De Rossi published in 1745. The map shows part of the west coast of Italy between Rome and Orbetello. Civitavecchia is shown in the centre of the coast. Other towns marked include Viterbo, Valentano, Montefiascone, Civita Castellana. This is a large antique map, printed on […]
We have just listed a beautifully printed map of ‘Etat de l’Eglise, Grand Duché de Toscane et Isle de Corse’ by De Vaugody published in 1750. The map includes much of what is now central Italy, including the regions known by their modern names of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Marches, Umbria & Latium. Corsica, at the time […]
Just listed – ‘Dominii Veneti cum vicinis..’ a rare map of the Republic of Venice by Johann Christoph Homann published c1730. The 18th century map is centred on the Republic of Venice in present-day north eastern Italy, with parts of the neighbouring states. It extends as far west as Crema, north into the Tyrol, east […]
We have recently listed ‘Le Comté et Legaton de Boulogne’ by Jean Baptiste Nolin published c1730. This eighteenth century map of “The County and Embassy of Bologna”, part of Emilia Romagna, is centred on the city of Bologna. The Via Aemelia runs at an angle across the centre of the map. The fortified cities of […]
Just listed – ‘Duche de Modende de Regio at de Carpi’, an antique map of Duchy of Modena and Reggio by Jean Baptiste Nolin published c1725. The fortified towns of Modena, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna & Brescello are shown prominently on this eighteenth century map.
We have just listed a rare antique map of ‘Status Parmensis’ by Johann Christoph Homann, published in 1731. This eighteenth century map shows the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, together with the domains of Busseto and the Taro valleys. The Po valley runs across the top of the map. Plans of the towns of Parma […]
We have just listed ‘La source du Po et les passages de France en Piémont’ a rare antique map by Le Pere Placide de Sainte Helene published in 1734. The map covers the part of Alps straddling the Duchy of Savoie (the present-day departements of Savoie and Hautes-Alpes in France), and the valleys of western […]