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Just added: Antique folio maps from Vaugondy's "Atlas Universel" of the world (1757)

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Old antique maps of UK counties to buy - vintage county maps of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales

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The Second World War at Sea - naval military maps (1950's-1960's)

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Antique maps of German wine regions (1910-1951) / Weinbaukarten

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Views of Cambridge colleges & a city plan by John Le Keux (1841)

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Antique maps & plans of British India, its provinces and cities (1931)

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

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The history of Marylebone street names

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Vintage tourist plans of Moroccan cities (1966)

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Notable 19th century cartographers, map-makers & cartographic publishers

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

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Notable illustrators, engravers, artists & publishers of 19th century illustrated prints

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Framing and mounting (matting) tips

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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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