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Antique Maps

Antique 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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49 x 37 cm (19 x 14.5 inches)This detailed colour map by William and Keith Johnston was published at..
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38.8 x 27.8 cm (14.5 x 10.9 inches)with map of Cyprus and Alexandria on the backThis detailed colour..
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38.8 x 27.8 cm (14.5 x 10.9 inches)with map of Madrid on the backThis detailed colour map by George ..
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49 x 37 cm (19 x 14.5 inches)This detailed colour map by William and Keith Johnston was published at..
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49 x 37 cm (19 x 14.5 inches)This detailed colour map by William and Keith Johnston was published at..
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56 x 47 cm (22.5 x 18.5 inches).Inset of Malta, SicilyThis beautiful, large map is from the last dec..
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56 x 47 cm (22.5 x 18.5 inches).This beautiful, large map is from the last decorative hand colored a..
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56 x 47 cm (22.5 x 18.5 inches).Red and Black Sea, Cyprus, Egypt, Libya, Bosnia, AlbaniaFoldout mapT..
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34.5 x 22.3 cm (13.5 x 8.8 inches).Russia,Canary Islands,Azores,Cape VerdeThis original antique engr..
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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Shows Canada, USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Bermuda, Bahamas and Cari..
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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Also shows bordering regions of Prussia,Hungary,Italy,Venice, Switzer..
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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Also shows bordering regions of Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Turkey and ..
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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Inset of Shetland Islands. Inset “References to the Shires”Mapmaker: ..
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42 x 26 cm (10.5 x 16 inches).Large folding map of Caribbean islands, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Louis..
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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).AstronomyThis detailed engraving is from a the first edition of the r..
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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 ..
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34.5 x 22.3 cm (13.5 x 8.8 inches).New York,Boston,Charlestown,HavannaThis original antique engravin..
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44.5 x 35 cm (17.5 x 13.8 inches).EuropeThis original antique engraving was made in 1778. It is from..
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24.5 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This antique print about Pompeii is by Sir William Gell and was made i..
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26 x 21.25cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches ).Map of what is now Canada. The Rocky Mountains are named 'Stony M..
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