Original Antique Maps specializes in Americana and international maps of the 18th, 19th and 20th century published close to home and as far away as the Sandwich Islands. We offer our clients antique maps with an eye for the art, narrative and symbolism of the times in which a map was published. The philosophy of Original Antique Maps is that antique cartographic materials are also relevant to contemporary culture and ideas.
The Original Antique Maps inventory is organized in two parts: the \"General Collection\" of well regarded antique maps and prints; and \"The Back Room\" that offers rare, scarce or one of a kind materials. The inventory changes frequently.
The Back Room is also the place to find 19th century American Wall Maps - an area of special interest. Antique American wall maps hail from a time when art and knowledge were writ large and hung on the wall, either in public places or in the privacy of the parlor. Antique wall maps are remarkable paper tapestries.
Both the General Collection and The Back Room offer geographic and thematic maps, celestial charts, nautical charts, railroad maps, travel guides and urban bird's eye views to name a few. From time to time you may find broadsides with rich compositions of type fonts, imagery and text, illustrated 19th century children's books or 19th century scientific materials and from the 20th century boldly colorful pictorial maps of places both real and imagined. What unifies this ever changing collection is that each map, print or publication is a spokesman for its time, illustrating that moment when political boundaries moved, territories grew towns, inventors introduced new technology, political sovereignty shifted or a new cultural paradigm emerged.
Over 40,000 items catalogued, covering nearly every area and era ... From 1500's Ptolemaic maps, where mountains resemble snakes, to the first U.S. Atlas, 1795, to maps and prints of 19th Century railroads, to black ocean globes with copper airplane stands from the 1940's. The price range is as broad as our inventory. We have unique cartographic (map-related) items for any budget ... for everyone who cares about antique maps, books, prints and globes. We are in our 36th year assisting collectors & institutions. We specialize in collection building for individual antique map, book, and print collectors; corporations; museums; and research libraries.
A vintage map is a unique conversation piece. It's ideal for home decor. Educators, librarians and museum curators often seek out our historic maps. History buffs and map lovers frequently find unusual treasures here, too, and many people enjoy gifting friends or family with ancestral maps that represent their roots and personal history.
Because our business is an Internet-based virtual store, we are able to maintain low overhead costs and transfer those savings to our customers looking for a fair deal on a wide range of maps of interest. Our online map store allows us to give our customers reasonable pricing for our one-of-a-kind vintage and antique maps.
We are the nation's leading publisher of high-quality reproduction antique and historical maps.Calling all history buffs, cartography enthusiasts, and treasure hunters! Our unique collection includes more than 10,000 restored historical maps. Maps of the Past makes these rare and beautiful old maps available at affordable prices.
Our Map Library and Archives Maps of the Past is the source for historical maps. We have painstakingly restored 6,000 antique maps already and others are available on request. If you are looking for historical maps of any area in the United States, call us first!
Our BuyNow catalog offers immediate sale items, and no commission is charged. The catalog includes old maps of the World - America - Asia - Europe - Africa - Medieval Manuscripts - Prints - Posters, atlases, globes, etc.Look at some highlights of our current stock of items available for immediate sale, and we will provide a certificate of authenticity.
Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection. Here you can explore maps through a variety of viewers. Read the Blog to learn more about collection highlights, such as Urbano Monte's manuscript world map from 1587. Visit the physical collection at the David Rumsey Map Center at the Stanford University Library. Or take a virtual tour of the Map Center, which hosts events such as the recent Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography : Indigenous mapping.
The historical map collection has over 121,000 maps and related images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific, the Arctic, and the World. The online map collection is a searchable database that allows you to make your own journeys into spatial representations of the past. Here you can see the history of cartography through primary sources from 1500 into the 21st century.
Advanced search allows refined inquiries for precise results, while browsing encourages serendipitous exploration, honoring the legacy of library shelves. Popular collection categories include data visualization, celestial maps, atlases, globes, school geography, maritime charts, city atlases, pocket maps, children's maps, and manuscript maps. Subject and place examples: Pictorial, Geology, California, New York City, U.S. Civil War, Afghanistan, Moon, Mountains and Rivers, Migration, Languages, Religions, Railroads, Climate, Agriculture, Economics, and Zoological. Browse search facets: What, Where, Who, When. The collection supports the study of topics such as history, ethnography, technology, environmental science, genealogy, and art. Learn more
Georeferencer v4 is an improved and updated version of our prior Georeferencer v3. It allows you to overlay historic maps on modern maps or other historic maps. The overlaid maps reveal changes over time and enable map analysis and discovery. You can choose your own maps to georeference by Searching LUNA and using the Georeference This Map button or help us georeference the entire online map library using our Random Map link to georeference maps in our First Pilot Project of 6,000 maps of major cities and regions. Users who georeference the most maps will be recognized in the bar displays below. Recently Georeferenced maps can be viewed by image or by location.
The MapRank search tool enables geographical searching of the collection by map location and coverage, in a Google Map window. Pan and zoom the Google Map to the area of the world you want maps of, and the results will automatically appear as a scrollable list of maps with thumbnail images in the right side window. The maps in the right side list are ranked by coverage, with the maps that have coverage closest to your search window listed at the top. Mousing over any map in the list will show the map's coverage as a light red rectangle on top of the Google Map. Clicking on a map in the list will open it in the Luna Browser. You can filter your results with the When timeline, the What or Who keyword text window, and the Map scale windows, as well as search by place name in the Find a place window. Learn more
Antiquariaat Sanderus, named after the famous Flemish historian, Antonius Sanderus, is specialised in antiquarian books, medieval manuscripts, antique maps and prints from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
All of our maps and prints are original, so you need to grab yours QUICKLY before we sell out. We have even more maps than listed, so please contact us if you don't find an area of the Delaware Valley (or anywhere in the world!) in our shop.
The Map Shop is proud to present a large collection of historical wall maps. This section includes two categories of maps. The History Maps section includes large maps that illustrate historical events, like travel of early humans or movements of the Revolutionary War. The Historical Reproduction Maps are printed reproductions of old maps of the world, countries, and cities. Often, these old maps are digitally restored as well. This section of Map Shop is sure to satisfy your urge for more history, with over a hundred history maps and over two hundred historical reproduction maps. These maps were finished by-hand with the highest quality of materials at our Shop in Charlotte, NC. The maps in this section are educational, well-detailed, easy-to-read, accurate and colorful. Map pins can easily be inserted to mark out areas on the map when mounted on a foam core. Contact us if we can help find the perfect map for you.
Geographicus Rare & Antique Maps is a specialist dealer in fine and rare antiquarian cartography and historic maps of the 15th though 19th centuries. A large portion of their inventory of authentic antique maps is online at their website. Geographicus Rare Antique Maps donated their collection of digital images of maps in March 2011. The collection consists of more than 2000 old maps. Visit the Geographicus page on Wikimedia Commons
His love for the stories of the maps and the mapmakers have opened new discoveries on many fronts. He loves exploring vintage maps and their origins as it was a place where science, art and history all intersect. He believes that we are in a state where we could easily leave behind a paper age and has endeavored to keep the love of holding a map in your actual hand alive.
If you have read any of his articles, listened to his podcast, seen him on the news or had an experience with him at a map fair, you would know his passion for maps and their stories is infectious. He can often be found fanning the flames with his spirit of curiosity. He and his wife Alanna live in the Denver Metro area with their two sons, who have been huge helpers in the family business.
The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books is owned and operated by Joel & Deborah Kovarsky. We first opened in 1998, but have had a decades-old interest in old maps, books, and paper, stemming from a comparable long-standing interest in how knowledge is used. Our business is run via the internet. We do not run an open shop, however we do welcome visitors by appointment only. Before attempting a visit, please contact us. We are a specialty business, dealing in antiquarian maps and related books (atlases, history of cartography, selected reference books, etc.). Please feel free to contact us for specific inquiries. 59ce067264