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.
Hollie Powers Holt and Denise DeLaurentis
Western audiences were fascinated by Roberts' views of the Middle East
18th century map recording discoveries and areas unexplored
Many early maps showed sea monsters twice the size of ships
World maps decorated with satyrs, nymphs, gods, goddesses
This view of Nanking is one of our early prints of the Far East.
Since the beginning of time men have been gazing into the heavens
Many 19th century series depict the majesty of the American landscape including this one of Mount Hood