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Historical Maps

Historical Maps

Genuine antique maps from around the world. In the Age of Exploration, from the 15th century to the 17th century, European cartographers both copied earlier maps and drew their own based on explorers' observations and new surveying techniques. The invention of the magnetic compass, telescope and sextant enabled increasing accuracy. Due to the sheer physical difficulties inherent in cartography, map-makers frequently lifted material from earlier works without giving credit to the original cartographer. By the 18th century, map-makers started to give credit to the original engraver by printing the phrase "After [the original cartographer]" on the work.

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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Shows New Zealand,whose coastline was mapped by Captain Cook in 1769 ..
US$190.00
42 x 27cm (16.5 x 10.5 inches ). Large folding map of the world. Hawaii named the Sandwich Isles...
US$250.00
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Shows Russia, India, Tibet, Persia, Arabia, China, Japan. Borneo, New..
US$190.00
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Also shows Falkland Islands, Georgia, Sandwich Islands, Galapagos Isl..
US$150.00
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches). This detailed engraving is from a the first edition of the rare "En..
US$150.00
44.5 x 35 cm (17.5 x 13.8 inches).AsiaThis original antique engraving was made in 1778. It is from a..
US$130.00
47 x 32 cm (18.5 x 12.5 inches).Features Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Singapore, Malaya, Papua New G..
US$150.00
44.5 x 35 cm (17.5 x 13.8 inches).Showing The Galapagos IslandsGalapagos,South AmericaThis original ..
US$140.00
34.5 x 22.3 cm (13.5 x 8.8 inches). Russia This original antique engraving was made in 1778. It is ..
US$150.00
42 x 27cm (16.5 x 10.5 inches ).Large folding map of Caribbean islands, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Lou..
US$190.00
42.0 x 24.0 cm (16.5 x 9 inches).MappamondoWorld MapThis exquisitely detailed hand finished engravin..
US$195.00
56 x 47 cm (22.5 x 18.5 inches).Foldout mapThis beautiful, large map is from the last decorative han..
US$150.00
56 x 47 cm (22.5 x 18.5 inches).New Zealand (shown As New Ulster And Muns. Inset maps of Victoria, N..
US$150.00
34.5 x 22.3 cm (13.5 x 8.8 inches).New York,Boston,Charlestown,HavannaThis original antique engravin..
US$70.00
42 x 27cm (16.5 x 10.5 inches ).Folding map of Africa. Showing the major rivers such as the Nile, Ni..
US$150.00
16.5 x 9 cm (6 x 3.5 inches).This original antique engraving was made in 1732 for a work by Noël-Ant..
US$40.00
42 x 27cm (16.5 x 10.5 inches ).Folding map showing the Asian continent from Turkey to Japan. This ..
US$100.00
56 x 47 cm (22.5 x 18.5 inches).Borneo, Malaya, Indonesia, Philippines, PNG etcFoldout mapThis beaut..
US$150.00
44.5 x 35 cm (17.5 x 13.8 inches).EuropeThis original antique engraving was made in 1778. It is from..
US$130.00
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Also shows Isle of Man, Isle of Anglesea, bordering coastlines of Sco..
US$90.00
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