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.
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 .
Artistic and packed with information, original antique Comparative Maps of this quality are highly collectable. See: COM013
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
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 .
Extraordinary antique hand colored engraved map of Michigan, also from the 1823 Carey and Lea Atlas, for more, see MWE095 .
For more information, see CAM076 .
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 .
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.
Black and white antique coastal chart showing Long Island, Montauk Point to New York, and Long Island Sound. With soundings and coastal detail. Very good condition, repaired tear lower right, some small brown spots in center, 11 x 22.25 inches.
Price: $140.00 Date: 1896. See NYO221.
Large, folding city plan of Paris, by Logerot, 1847, gently restored, cleaned and linen-backed. Excellent condition, 26.5 x 38.75 inches. See TOW098.
Beautifully finished, recently restored 18 inch globe, with 12 gores, by Weber for Andrews, circa 1890. Set in ornate three legged cast iron stand, with stamped, solid brass full meridian ring, and polished hardwood horizon ring, which shows the months of the year and the signs of the zodiac. Globe is beautifully colored and shows 1890 geography in exquisite detail; shows ecliptic, equinoctial colure, trade winds and other features. Includes figure-eight analemma, "Analemma or Table of Equation of Time, Showing the Sun's Declination and the Difference of Time Between the Clock and Sun for Every Day of the Year". Excellent condition, stands approximately 35 inches in height. See WOR046.
Framed and matted black and white antique nautical chart of Boston Harbor, by U.S. Engineers, with soundings ready to be admired and studied in your home or office. See item MAS401JH.
This exquisitely detailed map combines the constellations of both hemispheres into an excellent example of an early celestial map.