antique prints, maps and watercolors

 

Could J.R.R Tolkien have been inspired by antique maps and prints?

 “He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn,
about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains
that he had never seen came into his dreams.” 

We invite you to browse our selection of maps and views of far-flung places. You’ll find world maps decorated with satyrs, nymphs, gods and goddesses, 16th and 17th century maps showing sea monsters twice the size of ships, 18th century views of the wonders of the Far East, views of the exotic architecture and archeology of the Middle East, 18th century maps recording discoveries made and areas still unexplored and many views of the majesty of the American continent.

Browse our collection of beautiful and fascinating antique maps and prints, all competitively priced, well researched and documented; some with a surprisingly modern look or message. 

Enjoy!

Hollie Powers Holt and Denise DeLaurentis

 

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Western audiences were fascinated by Roberts' views of the Middle East

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18th century map recording discoveries and areas unexplored

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Many early maps showed sea monsters twice the size of ships

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World maps decorated with satyrs, nymphs, gods, goddesses

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This view of Nanking is one of our early prints of the Far East.

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Since the beginning of time men have been gazing into the heavens

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Many 19th century series depict the majesty of the American landscape including this one of Mount Hood

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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