About antique maps and prints

Antique maps & prints make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and other special occasions

Antique maps and prints make thoughtful, unusual and individual gifts that show how well you know the recipient. A well chosen engraving or chart of something in which you have a mutual interest can help to strengthen your bond with that special person.Why not buy your friend, partner or relative a [...]
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The history of Marylebone street names

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A glossary of print & map makers’ terms. Terminology & abbreviations used in antique printmaking

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Etymology of place names

Etymology of place names on mapsThe following table gives the root and meaning of some words which frequently enter into the composition of geographical names as prefixes and suffixes.WordLanguageMeaningÅ(Swedish)riverAa(Danish and Norwegian)riverAb(Persian)waterAbâd(Persian)townAber(Celtic)at the c [...]
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Famous cartographic errors – mistakes on old antique maps and why they happened

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Steel engraved prints from “Picturesque America” by William Cullen Bryant 1872-1874

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 1

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 2

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 3

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 4 Part 1

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 4 Part 2

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 4 Part 3

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 5 Part 1

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 5 Part 2

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 5 Part 3

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