Antique highway map of Long Island, printed color. See NYO327.
Antique highway map of Long Island, printed color. See NYO327.
Great representation of Long Island, George's Bank, and Cape Cod and the Islands, with insets of Halifax Harbor, Buzzards' Bay, and Boston Harbor. By Edmund Blunt, 1828, with additions to 1847. See NAU101.
Two antique folding city plans of Boston Proper, in book-like cover. The first map, "Plan of Boston Proper Showing Changes in Street and Wharf Lines 1795 to 1895" by Charles Perkins for George Walker, 1895, shows Boston before the Fill. See TOW155.
Antique street map of Boston before the Fill, with inset of surrounding counties, harbor and islands. See TOW179.
Includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, plus Long Island, Westchester County and other Eastern New York State Counties, 1884. See NEW054.
Hand Colored Antique Map of England and Wales, from Hermann Moll's "The World Described", London, 1710. See EUR334JR.
Black and white engraved antique Nautical Chart of the English Channel, from Nicolas Tindal's continuation of Rapin de Thoyras "The History of England", vol. III, London, 1744. The chart is by R. W. Seale in the "portalano" style, emphasizing coastal features. With insets of Isles of Scilly, Falmouth Haven, Plymouth Sound, and the Isle of Wight and adjacent Harbours. See EUR183JR.
Hand colored antique map of the Town of Chatham, Massachusetts, with inset of the Village of North Chatham, from the Atlas of Barnstable County by Walker, 1880. See MAS765.
Beautifully hand colored in muted tones of gray-blue, soft greens and umber, original antique coastal chart of Monomoy Harbor and Chatham, matted and framed. See GFT109.
Colorful antique tourist map of Boston Bay, Salem Harbor to Scituate Harbor, a 1944 book insert with whimsical illustrations of landmarks and points of interest. See MAS512.
Framed black and white engraved antique map of New England, includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to Penobscot, as well as New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. From the Gazzettiere Americano, 1763, based on Bellin, circa 1757. See NEW052FYAR.
Celestial map From the Astronomischer Bilder Atlas, from Wilhelm Nitzschke, Stuttgart, 1851. See CEL020.
Celestial map From the Astronomischer Bilder Atlas, from Wilhelm Nitzschke, Stuttgart, 1851. See CEL019.
Celestial map From the Astronomischer Bilder Atlas, from Wilhelm Nitzschke, Stuttgart, 1851. See CEL026.
Engraved antique map of Constantinople, major edifices and points of interest noted, exquisite detail. See TOW109.
Black and white antique map of the Carolinas and Georgia, 1747. See SOU152.
This antique Strabonis Ptolemeic map presents an unusual view of Italy; by Munster, circa 1542. See EUR703 .
Antique engraved map of Belgium, by Ortelius, 1579, extraordinary detail, beautiful clear strike, ornate cartouche, text on reverse. See EUR717 .
We have handled a number of these colorful maps in the last few years – selling or restoring them. Currently, Maps of Antiquity has three available for sale in a variety of prices and condition. We also offer reproductions of this map in several sizes. This collectable map was the first depiction of Cape Cod produced commercially showing the Cape and Islands separate from Massachusetts or New England. Each Cape Cod town had at least one to be used for tax purposes, showing all property owners in Barnstable, Duke and Nantucket Counties in 1858. Filled with remarkable detail and information, this exciting piece is usually difficult to attain due to its rarity. For more information on our antique 1858 Cape Cod wall maps, click here.
Second Barnstable County Wall Map. Two are framed.
Artistic and packed with information, original antique Comparative Maps of this quality are highly collectable. See: COM013
Colorful, affordable and easily framed, maps by O.W.Gray come from a series of atlases produced in 1873, 1874, and 1886. In addition to great geographic detail, many of the maps include railroad, topographic and statistical detail. The comparative, zoological, botanical and geological maps are also especially informative and decorative.See USA112 and USA113 .
Hand colored antique celestial map from Burritt's Atlas, Designed to Illustrate The Geography of the Heavens, 1835. For more information on our Antique Celestials, click here.
A stellar new acquisition, this extremely rare and unusual antique coastal chart was done by George Eldridge of Chatham in 1852. This antique coastal chart shows the coasts and waters surrounding and to the south of Chatham, including Old Harbor, Stage Harbor, Nauset Beach, Morris Island, Monomoy, Broken Rips Shoal, Bearse's Shoal, Butler's Hole, and the Handkerchief Shoals in Nantucket Sound. This piece is attractively framed and matted, see MAS793.
Provincetown map shows the location of the fishing fleet, location of nearby outer beaches as well as the downtown area. MAS520A
Many early Bird's Eye View Maps featured fortresses and fortrified towns. TOW080MT
Bird’s Eye Views surged in popularity in the 1800’s when people became interested in flying. The balloon era started around 1780, followed by gliders and early airplanes in the 1880’s. People were beginning to see things from the air and were fascinated by that perspective. The maps now showed civic pride through featured town sites, architectural details of buildings and closer views of the communities and were drawn by itinerant artists.
The best description and discussion piece on Bird’s Eye View or Pictorial maps that we have found is on Wikipedia. This link provides a detailed history and examples of this ever popular type of map. Bird’s Eye View Maps & Pictorial Maps
At Maps of Antiquity, we provide a separate category to locate a number of these antique maps on our site. We also have reproduced several of the most popular local Bird’s Eye View Maps as high quality giclees. While not all of these maps are online yet, we can provide additional items through special requests and custom orders.
Black and white engraved Antique Nautical Chart of the Mediterranean Sea, from Nicholas Tindal's "The History of England…", vol. III, London, 1744, showing the entire Mediterranean done in the portalan chart style, with coastal detail of Northern Africa (Egypt, Algieria, Morocco, etc.), Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, etc. See EUR248JR.
Hand colored, engraved antique map from The American Atlas, by Carey & Lea, engraved by Tanner, 1822. See USA085.
Hand colored antique coastal chart, showing Casco Bay and islands, with bathometric data, and information on light houses and tides, and sailing directions for Portland. See MAI041 .
For more information, see CAM076 .
Extraordinary antique hand colored engraved map of Michigan, also from the 1823 Carey and Lea Atlas, for more, see MWE095 .
Hand colored antique map of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, by Walling and Gray, 1871. For more, see MAS426A.
Hand colored engraved antique illustration of various seashells, custom framed in rich, soft blue mat, with black undermat, and gold wood frame. See GFT105.
Rare and unusual boxed Jigsaw Puzzle Map of the State of New York. Chromolithograph paper on wood, 1880, by Clemens, with 1855 map by J.H. Colton. See USA095,
Antique engraved illustration of the New York Inebriate Asylum, 1876. Soon to be renovated and repurposed, the historic Binghamton "Castle" will serve as a campus for SUNY Upstate Medical University. OTH064.
Beautifully restored antique maps by Hermann Moll, including this hand colored engraved antique map of the entirety of Asia, from Turkey in the west to Japan in the east, from Moll's " The World Described", London, c. 1732. See ASI035.
We also will have with us in Miami a selection of our antique nautical charts and antique coastal report charts. This antique report chart, by the U.S. Coast Survey, 1860, in excellent condition, of the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware, part of Maryland, and the Delaware Bay, has been hand colored by our artist. See MAT067 .
Join us at the Miami International Map Fair 2011. We’ll have with us many of the most interesting antique maps from our collection, many featuring the West indies, such as this black and white engraved antique map of Jamaica, by Mount and Page, after Thornton, 1689, for “The English Pilot”. Price: $525.00 Date: 1770 Maker: Mount and Page. See CAM059JR .
For more on the Eighteenth Annual Miami International Map Fair, click here.
Hand colored antique coastal chart of the mouth of the Hudson River, showing New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, parts of Queens and Westchester County. Excellent condition, 39 x 17 inches. Date: 1863 Maker: U.S. Coast Survey. See NYO185A *****SOLD*****
Beautifully framed and double matted original hand colored antique map of Boston, and parts of Charlestown and Cambridge, by George Smith, 1851. With insets of South Boston and East Boston. Excellent condition, overall dimensions with frame and mat as shown, approx. 34.5 x 34.5 inches.
Price: $790.00 Date: 1851. See GFT104.
Hand colored engraved antique illustration of various seashells, custom framed in rich, soft blue mat, with black undermat, and gold wood frame. Individual piece, each priced at $80.00; as a set of 4, $295.00.
Price: $80.00 Date: 1798. See Holiday Gifts.
Largest, most detailed early Cape Cod map made including Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Many unique features: 48 insets, all property owners from 1858 listed, 7 Cape & Island engraved scenes, list of businesses, town boundries…. see MAS519*****SOLD*****
Antique blue back nautical chart by James Imray & Sons, London, 1876, with 3 back labels, includes coast of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northeast United States, with clear images of Cape Cod and Long Island, and insets of Massachusetts Bay, Portland, and the Approach to New York from Seaward. For more information, see NAU106.*****SOLD***** To see more of our recently acquired antique blueback nautical charts click here.
Antique colored intaglio from "Seaweeds of the British Isles", Nature-printed by Henry Bradbury in 1857. Nature printing was a process used in the Nineteenth Century to capture the exact details of plants and insects. The object itself was first impressed into a harder material which could then be used to make the printing surface. Wood, softened by steam, and various types of metal were used to make a mold from the plants. This process involved passing the object to be reproduced between a steel plate and a lead plate, through two rollers closely screwed together. The high pressure imbedded the object into the lead plate. Colored ink was then applied to the stamped lead plate to produce a copy. The process was ideal for showing the thin two-dimensional fronds of ferns and seaweed, but less successful with more fleshy plants. This Nature-print shows exquisite, accurate detail; excellent condition, matted, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1857. See NAT031.