Monthly Archives: February 2014

“They were so nice to deal with.”

 We were cleaning out the upstairs of our house in preparation for renovations and we came across an old map of Palestine that my husband had for 30 years.  We contacted Maps of Antiquity and they were interested in purchasing the map.  They were so nice to deal with.  The check arrived as promised and for more money than they originally quoted us.  Great bunch of people!

-Cindy,  Elliottsburg, PA

Break Out Those Bermuda Shorts!

Let mapmakers Raynal and Bonne whisk you away to the West Indies with this 1780 map entitled "The Caribbean islands and the Gulf of Mexico" from the "Atlas of All Known Parts of Globe." Tour Louisian, Florida, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Yucatan, Guatemala, Cuba, Haiti, the Domincan Republic, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Bermuda, Panama, Costa Rica, and Venezuela. We hear it's nice this time of year.

Item #: CAM031

Mellow Out in Jamaica

This fabulous 1680 map of Jamaica, by Nicolas Visscher, shows details of landforms, water bodies, and towns and districts delineated by color. This map's intricately engraved cartouche suggests that the area was once inhabited by musical angels and mermaids with a surplus of gold coins! 

Item #CAM058

Wishing for Warmer Weather?

Warm up to this fabulous hand-colored 1871 map by J.H. Colton, featuring the Hawaiian chain of islands, Samoa, New Zealand, "Feejee", Society Islands, Marquesas, and the Galapagos. Each geographic area includes its date of "discovery", and the names of its first explorers.

Item #: OCE060

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Pack your steamer trunk for an African safari with this piece from Gray's 1874 Atlas, which features the African continent on one side of the paper with Europe on reverse.  Countries and regions are hand colored in muted shades of pink, green, and yellow. Whatever you do, don't forget the sunscreen…

Item #: AFR077