Exciting Early Maps

Homann's North America - Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae Floridae...
For many map enthusiasts, older is better!  We understand, and that is why we have a special category for our oldest antique maps. To navigate to that category, just click the picture above, or find the link called Early Antique Maps in the left side bar.  The map above comes from a collection that is currently on consignment.  We do limited consignment because our shop has limited space, but with great maps like this one, we couldn't resist.

Middle East & Holy Land

This Stoopendaal is another great early map. From the Dutch so-called ' Staten' bibles, published between 1637 and c. 1760, this map depicts the 'Paradise' and includes vignettes of the story of Adam and Eve with an image of Noah's Ark confined in a decorative border at lower center.

Carte des parties nord et ouest de l'Amerique

We love this early map for for its speculative cartography of the western portion of North America. This is a later edition by Vaugondy of Samuel Engel's map of 1764. Engel was cautious not to specifically show a Northwest Passage while at the same time leaving open the possibility that such a passage may indeed exist and Vaugondy's map duplicates his imagined rivers exactly. Other notable features include the legendary city of Quivira, a huge body of water called Lac Michinipi in modern Canada, and an enlarged and imagined Pacific Northwest.

Be sure to browse through all of our fantastic early maps!

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Perfectly Pictorial

A Few New Pictorial Maps
Are you looking to add something bright and playful to your walls this Spring and Summer?  Take a look at our many pictorial maps!  We have added many new items recently including a healthy number of vibrant and interesting pictorials.  Just click the picture to see all our entire inventory of pictorial maps!

The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena

WOR207 Geological & Palaeontological Map of the British Islands - 1856
One of the many charming new additions to our website are from Johnston's "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" of 1856.  Take this map for example: it shows detailed statistical information and illustrations of dinosaurs, fossils, and ammonite shells in the UK.  But this atlas is about more than fossils- there are similar maps for birds, rodents, carniverous animals, the magnetism of the earth, the various grains, and much more.  We recommend you browse through these fascinating maps to see them all!
Click here to see all of the maps from Johnston's "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena"

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Give Dad the Gift of a Mappy Father's Day

Sporting Prints for a Sporting Fellow
Celebrate your father on June 17th with an antique print showing his favorite sport!  Or maybe he would love a map of his home state?  If he is from a city or from a town in the Northeastern US, we might even have a map of his hometown!

Pictorial Wildlife and Game Map of the United States - 1956

If Pops is a hunter or fisherman, we have great maps for him! Take this Wildlife Map of the US, for example.  Each animal on the map has a number that corresponds to a box along the border that shows the animal, its name, and its location on a map of the US.

New Jersey - Fish and Game Habitats

Or maybe dad would be delighted with this map of New Jersey's fish and game habitats.  We offer this as an original, but we also have reproductions in two sizes to suit your budget or dad's wall space!

Here are a few more ideas we think dads might love:

Antique Sheet Music

Antique Sheet Music

Maritime Prints

hand-colored reproduction of an antique ship print
Ship Reproductions



The Bluefish-Denton - 1900
Fish Prints

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