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London neighbourhoods and boroughs

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Decorative antique maps of Spain's provinces & cities (1905-1914) by Alberto Martin & Bailly Bailliere

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Antique folio maps of Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands including Hawaii & the Galapagos by Philippe Vandermaelen (1827)

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Antique folio maps of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean by Philippe Vandermaelen (1827)

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Recently added: A special edition of Louis Larmat's Champagne region wine maps for Mumm & Cie, and 3 scarce wall maps of French wine regions

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1930s maps of the Southern English countryside by W. Harding Thompson - a forefather of Britain's National Parks

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Antique sea charts of the Caribbean, its islands and harbours by the British Admiralty and US Navy (1840s-1960s)

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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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About the Illustrated London News

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The history of fantasy maps & Tolkien's Middle-earth

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Geological maps of the British Isles and English counties by Stanford & Reynolds (1864-1913)

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British Birds - handcoloured prints by the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris (1870)

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Can I come to view a print or map at your premises?

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Views of British towns, cities & monuments from Burlington's "Modern Universal British Traveller" (1779)

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City plans & maps of the United States by Karl Baedeker, 1904 & 1909

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English county maps from “Philips’ Handy Atlas of the Counties of England” by John Bartholomew, 1884

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Prints of Australia, New Zealand & Oceania from “Cassells’ Picturesque Australasia” (1889-1890)

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Charles Booth London Poverty Maps (1902) – back in stock

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Antique maps & prints from John Strype’s 1720 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”

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Famous cartographic errors – mistakes on old antique maps and why they happened

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Antique steel engraved prints by WH Bartlett from “American Scenery” & “Canadian Scenery” (1840-1842)

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

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A biography of English cartographer John Cary (1754-1835), maker of county & highway/road maps of Great Britain

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The works of William Henry (WH) Bartlett

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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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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 5 Part 4

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 6 Part 1

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A History of Wood Engraving – Chapter 6 Part 2

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Dr John Snow’s map of the 1854 Broad Street Cholera Outbreak in Soho, London

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Biography of Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie, Town Planner, and his County of London plan (1943) & Greater London Plan (1944)

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What is an “original” antique map? How can there be more than one original?

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Where can I see old maps? A bucket list for the serious antique map tourist

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How do we determine the publication date of antique maps?

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How long will my order take to reach me?

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I need my item sent quickly. How quickly can you get it to me?

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Can you let me know when my order has been dispatched?

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Can you send me tracking information for my order?

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Do you post/ship antique maps and prints to my country?

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Will my order be carefully packed and protected?

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Can you offer a discount?

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Can I set up a trade account?

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Is the print or map an original?

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How do I verify that my print/map is authentic?

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Will I receive a certificate of authenticity?

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Is the date of publication printed on the item?

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Where did you get the print/map from?

The provenance of each item is stated in the product listing. [...]
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Can you send me a scan of the whole print/map including the margins?

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What are the dimensions of the print/map?

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Is this item a paper, wooden or metal object?

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What is the weight of the paper on which the print/map is printed?

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Does the print/map come in a different size?

Items offered for sale as original items are only available in the size at which they were originally printed. The limitations of traditional engraving methods did not offer flexibility to print the same image in different sizes. If you find a similar engraved image offered for sale elsewhere in a d [...]
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If my item is not as expected, can I return it for a refund?

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Do you sell reproductions?

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Do you offer appraisal and valuation services for antique maps and prints?

Yes, we can provide an opinion of the value of your maps or prints. We charge £100 per hour, with a minimum charge of 1 hour, and will provide you with our written opinion of valuation. Depending on the nature of the items to be appraised, we can usually provide valuations for several items per hour [...]
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The antique map/print I like is uncoloured. Can you get it hand coloured for me?

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What is an antique map/print/ What is a vintage map/print?

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‘Le Comté d’Artois et des environs’, showing ‘Pais Reconquis’ (the Pale of Calais) by Visscher (c1680 map). N France & W Belgium.

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Do you offer framing and matting/mounting services for antique maps and prints?

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How were antique prints and maps printed? A brief overview of printing methods

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Decorative antique prints of “flags and signals of all nations” by George Hounsell (1873). Pennants,

We have just acquired a set of these very decorative and colourful lithographic prints by George Hounsell depicting the flags and marine signals of all nations (1873). The prints cover imperial flags, royal standards, maritime flags and pennants, naval signals, and yacht clubs burgees. The series de [...]
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New stock: antique prints of national, maritime, imperial and royal flags, standards, signals & burgees

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Maps from “The World-Wide Atlas of Modern Geography”; by J. Scott Keltie; Published by W. & A.K.

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Attractive heliogravure book plates of ice and figure skating & skaters from “Le Patinage Artisitique”

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Steel engravings from “Wales Illustrated” by Henry Gastineau, published by Jones & Co (1835)

We just added to our catalogue a complete set of early 19th century steel engraved prints of Wales, Welsh towns, villages and cities, coastal and mountain scenery from Gastineau’s “Wales Illustrated” [...]
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SDUK city plans, atlas maps and star charts (1845-1847)

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Antique plans of fortified towns and cities by Nicolas de Fer (1705)

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