Check out these highly decorative plates by Auguste Racinet from “l’Ornament Polychrome” (c.1885). Racinet’s work 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 […]
We’ve just listed 180 decorative maps and prints by Nicolas de Fer, from “a la Sphere Royale” (1705). These detailed plans and views depict fortified towns and cities, islands, battles, and military and civil engineering projects. Most of the plans are of cities in European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, […]
We’ve just added a complete set of maps from the SDUK atlas published between 1845-1847, including all the highly-prized city plans and star maps, and the fabulously detailed atlas maps. We also still have some maps remaining from other editions of the same atlas. You can view all our SDUK maps here. A selection of the most […]
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 […]
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”.
Attractive heliogravure book plates of ice and figure skating & skaters from “Le Patinage Artisitique” (1935), published by Librairie Delagrave, Paris
We’ve just listed these inexpensive, decorative heliogravure scenes of figures skaters, ice hockey, curling & alpine scenery from the 1930’s
Maps from “The World-Wide Atlas of Modern Geography”; by J. Scott Keltie; Published by W. & A.K. Johnston, London, c1890-1920
We’d just added to our inventory a broad selection of maps from J. Scott Keltie’s “The World-Wide Atlas of Modern Geography”. The atlas was published in a number of editions from the early 1890’s through to 1920. We have just added maps from three editions – 1895 (2nd edition), 1900 (5th edition) and 1903 (6th edition), […]
New stock: antique prints of national, maritime, imperial and royal flags, standards, signals & burgees
We’ve just substantially broadened our range of antique flag prints with a number of interesting additions. We’ve also brought all our stock of flag prints and lithographs into a single page category so can view them all in one place. Included are many fascinating flags of countries, yacht clubs and other organisations which no longer […]
Decorative antique prints of “flags and signals of all nations” by George Hounsell (1873). Pennants, burgees & standards
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 depicts the important flags of all of the […]
‘Le Comté d’Artois et des environs’, showing ‘Pais Reconquis’ (the Pale of Calais) by Visscher (c1680 map). N France & W Belgium.
This fabulous 1680 map of the county of Artois by Visscher covers part of Picardy, Nord-Pas de Calais & Flanders within northern France and western Belgium. The age of the map is highlighted by the area around Calais being named as “Pais Reconquis”, the name given to it after the Pale of Calais was reconquered from the English […]
We’ve recently acquired a varied selection of mostly 16th-18th century folio maps and charts by notable cartographers including Ortelius, Mercator, Sanson, Hondius. The maps cover Europe, Asia, the Americas & the East Indies. Highlights include Munster’s bird’s eye view of Constantinople, d’Anville’s map of the Ancient World and Covens & Mortier’s map of the southern part of the Duchy […]
Back in stock: popular and affordable maps from the 1907 Encycopedia Americana, published by Scientific American. They include US city plans, state maps plus some unusual maps of the Americas and other parts of the world. We’d highlight maps of Puerto Rico & Hawaii, the Six Nations (Iroquois) reserves in New York State, a Panama Canal map and profile (the canal was under […]
We’ve just listed 44 maps by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin from the Abbé Provost’s “Histoire Générale des Voyages” (1758), covering Africa, some of the Caribbean islands, Asia, the East Indies including the Philippines, the Russian and Norwegian Arctic, and South America. The Caribbean maps include St Lucia, Grenada, St Kitts, Hispaniola, Martinique & Guadeloupe. We also have his larger folio map of […]
Not many maps change the world. But Dr John Snow’s map of the 1854 cholera outbreak in Soho, London, which showed deaths clustered around a public water pump, changed our understanding of how the disease is transmitted, leading to changes in the design of water & waste infrastructure worldwide and huge improvements in public health. We have two […]
Maps are usually meant to show the world as it is, rather than to change it. But Dr John Snow’s map of the 1854 cholera outbreak in Soho, London, which showed deaths clustered around a public water pump, changed our understanding of how the disease is transmitted, leading to changes in the design of water & waste […]
Antique steel engraved prints by WH Bartlett from “American Scenery” & “Canadian Scenery” (1840-1842)
We have a good range of fine steel-engraved prints of the north eastern United States and Canada, from drawings by William Henry Bartlett. They were published within “American Scenery” and “Canadian Scenery” in 1840 and 1842 respectively. The prints include views within the US states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, […]
Antique maps by Jean-Alexandre Buchon from “Les Deux Ameriques” (1825) of the USA, North America & South America
These wonderful, large, hand-coloured maps by Jean Alexandre Buchon show “Les Deux Ameriques” – North and South America – in the early 19th century – then a collection of newly independent states with borders very different to today. The maps also cover Central America and the Caribbean. At the time of publication, the American West was still wild: the United States consisted of only 24 states; several US state […]
Old maps and plans of the ever-changing city of London are endlessly fascinating. Today we’re higlighting our extensive and varied catalogue of these items. Our range includes everything from the affordable to the scarce; from the 18th to the 20th centuries; from maps of Greater London down to plans of neighbourhoods or individual buildings. Whether you’re looking for an […]
Antique maps by Weller, Dower, Ettling, Davies, Lowry et al from Cassell’s Weekly “Dispatch Atlas” (1863)
We’ve recently added to our stock a very clean set of atlas maps from Cassell’s Weekly “Dispatch Atlas” (1863). These large maps include maps of countries and continents from around the world, UK County maps, plans of British & European cities, a set of maps of the United States, detailed street plans of London and environs, […]
Browse our stock of large, decorative sea charts by Captain Greenvile Collins of the coastline, ports, harbours and river estuaries of the British Isles from “Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot”, the first original sea atlas to be produced by an Englishman. This edition was published circa 1774. In spite of its name, the atlas includes charts of Ireland, as well as England, […]
Decorative antique maps by John Tallis & John Rapkin from the “Illustrated Atlas of the World” (1851) and the “British Colonies” (1849)
We stock a good range of the highly decorative and sought after maps by John Tallis and John Rapkin. We have folding maps from the “British Colonies” (1849), and the unfolded editions of these maps from the “Illustrated Atlas of the World” (1851). We also have many ornate but inexpensive Tallis prints depicting key people and events from British History (1849-1853) One of […]
We stock maps and prints from John Strype’s remarkable 1720 edition of John Stow’s classic “Survey of London”. This includes a number of scarce, fascinating & detailed parish maps of London, Southwark and Westminster, and prints of many of the city’s most important buildings including palaces, hospitals, Inns of Court and churches, several of which no longer exist. The maps […]
Back in stock – we once again have a full set of this extensive sand fascinating series of book plate views of London in the 1920’s from “Wonderful London“, edited by St. John Adcock; published by The Educational Book Co. Ltd, London in 1926.
Maps from “Cassell’s Complete Atlas” aka “Weekly Dispatch Atlas” by Ettling, Weller, Dower & BR Davies 1862-1863
We’ve just added a complete set of maps from “Cassell’s Complete Atlas“, also known as the “Weekly Dispatch Atlas”, from an edition published c1863. This large atlas of the world includes English county maps, large sheets of London and suburbs, plans of provincial British and significant European cities, a large map of the environs of Paris, […]
Now you can explore our maps one mapmaker at a time! We’ve rearranged our site so you can browse our stock of maps for each cartographer or cartographic publisher in one place. From our homepage, click the “Maps by Cartographer” tab. We have 150 cartographers to explore – from 17th century pioneers such as Johannes Blaeu to Patrick […]
We’ve just acquired another set of Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps of London, from the third (1902) series. These sought-after maps, which show relative levels of wealth across late-Victorian London, have featured in a number of BBC TV documentaries in recent years. Booth was a philanthropist and social reformer. His well-researched maps showed that abject poverty in the […]
We love the aesthetic of these early 20th century atlas maps published by Harmsworth in 1920. A number of them show troop positions and key battles on the Western Front during the First World War, and others show political boundaries which were still undecided in the immediate aftermath of the the war.
We’ve just added to our stock of these cute maps of Paris arrondissements, and of Paris itself, published by Cartes Taride, Paris in 1926
Recently listed: these colourful sectional maps covering Greater London in the mid 1960’s, from the famous Geographers’ Map company.
We’ve just added to our inventory of these inexpensive book prints from “Cassells’ Picturesque Australasia” which features many illustrations and some sketch maps of late 19th century Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and other Pacific Islands.
English county maps from “Philips’ Handy Atlas of the Counties of England” by John Bartholomew, 1884
We’ve just listed this fine series of English county maps from the 1884 edition of Bartholomew’s “Handy Atlas of the Counties of England”. You can view these maps, plus those from other editions, and Scottish county maps here.
Back in stock: Inexpensive engraved prints from Edmund Ollier’s “History of the United States”, depicting key scenes, personalities and events in the development of the nation through the late 19th century.
We’ve just listed a set of fold out city plans of major US cities and other maps covering national parks and leisure areas from the third (1904) edition of the Baedeker guide to the “United States with an excursion to Mexico”. We also have many of the maps from the fourth (1909) edition, which also includes […]
Just added: a series of Irish county maps by John Bartholomew, from “Philips’ Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland”, published c1902.
We’ve recently added to our selection of vintage fashion advert and art prints. These prints, sourced from late 1940’s French magazines, include adverts for a number of well-known luxury goods brands and haute-couture houses such as Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels & Lanvin. The feature/art prints are also striking; our favourite is the view of the Statue of […]
We’ve just added to our stock a set of sought after and increasingly hard-to-find maps from the 1903 edition of George Bacon’s “Large-Scale atlas of London”. These large sectional maps cover early 20th century London street-by-street. In addition to the 4-inch per mile maps which are present in other editions of these maps, the […]
We have just added almost a complete set of these sought-after and fairly hard to find London street atlas maps by George Bacon. The 1903 edition of the atlas includes a number of additional sheets covering the central London area, on a larger nine inches per mile scale, which we have not come across in […]
Happy New Year! New stock for 2016: We’ve recently added a set of fascinating county & road strip maps covering England and Wales published in 1753, by John Owen & Emmanuel Bowen, and a series of Irish county maps and views (1835). The road maps criss-cross the country: most towns of moderate size or larger feature somewhere on these […]
We’ve just listed these steel engraved views, including a number of interesting views of Irish towns, plus county maps, covering both what is now northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
New stock: “Britannia Depicta” by Owen & Bowen (1753) – England & Wales road strip maps & county maps
Just listed: Maps from “Britannia Depicta” by John Owen and Emmanuel Bowen (1753), including decorative county maps and detailed road strip maps of England and Wales.