antique prints, maps and watercolors

Offering the Best of the Best at Low Prices

We carefully consider pricing when we acquire new inventory.  We begin by grading our antique prints and maps on the following variables:

1. Artist/engraver – Is the artist famous for their skill or their place in art history?  Does the print or map show something for the first time?

2. Aesthetics - Is it a fabulous image? In general, the larger, showier works command the highest prices in the marketplace.

3. Condition - This can be crucially important. The value of even the rarest print is dramatically decreased by tears, relining, modern coloring, and staining.

4. Rarity – How many impressions of the original print were created?

We are proud of our ability to purchase the best pieces at the best prices. When we purchase something at a low price, we pass the savings on to our customers. After all, we are in the business of selling, not storing, antique prints and maps! When you browse our website you will see what we mean. 

Hollie Powers Holt and Denise DeLaurentis

 
A spectacular image from a rare work by Mrs.Bury

 
SEM caricatures are among our best selling series

 
The Braun and Hogenberg view of Paris from the earliest series of city views

 
A curlew from the first natural history of America bu Mark Catesby

 
Our Besler prices are among the lowest you will find

 
We have just reduced the price of these two monumental Piranesi prints

 
We have 24 categories of sporting prints; all very affordable.

Recent Acquisitions

Fine Antique Prints offers for sale fine, decorative, affordable, original antique prints and maps. Our collection includes botanicals of the 17th through early 20th centuries including Besler, Sweert, De Passe, Ferrari, Weinmann, Brookshaw, Redoute, Thornton and Curtis, bird prints including Audubon, Catesby, Gould, Nozeman, Edwards, and Martinet, and other natural history such as shells, butterflies, fish, etc. Architectural prints, garden plans, and college views are popular specialities. Our maps depict places around the world and as well as those closer to our galleries in the Philadelphia area. Our landscape and city views include vacation destinations such as Nantucket, Cape Cod, Maine, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, the American West and scenes from around the world. Most are inexpensive reminders of favorite places and make excellent gifts. We have a large selection of antique prints of Native Americans including Bodmer, Catlin, McKenney and Hall and Curtis. Please visit our site often as we are expanding our offerings and remember, fine things never go out of style.

Contact us or call 610-687-2552 with specific inquires or to talk about what we might have of interest.
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