CLOSING SALE -- 25% OFF
We are closing the business on December 31, 2013. Through year-end, every item on the website is 25% off the listed price. Discount is applied at checkout.
Welcome to Vintage World Antique Maps & Prints
Established in 1997, we specialize in the sale of original, antique maps and antique prints. We do not sell reproductions of any kind. We offer antique maps from all regions of the world, ranging from the earliest available 16th century maps to antique maps of the 19th century. Our inventory of original antique prints covers many genres, including Audubon prints, Currier & Ives, antique botanical prints, city views, antique bird prints, animal prints, antique butterfly prints, and more. Our clientele includes individuals, collectors, institutions, libraries, and museums, among others. We have built a reputation for integrity and first class customer service that is the foundation of our business. Please contact us if you have any questions about our antique maps and prints.
MAP of the MONTH: Decorative, mid-19th Century N. America
Where do antique maps and antique prints come from?
That is the most frequent question we hear from customers -- where do these antique prints come from? Antique prints (of which antique maps are simply a popular subcategory) come largely from hand made, illustrated books and atlases published over the centuries. The books have been broken apart long ago for their individual, hand-painted prints, or "plates" as they are sometimes called. A much smaller percentage of antique maps and prints were published "separately" -- perhaps as folding maps, or, in the case of prints, as decorative prints, such as Currier & Ives prints. In either case, these historical prints will almost certainly have been produced by an early printing process, and colored by hand, if they are colored at all. The buying and selling of antique prints has continued for hundreds of years. Today, we are fortunate indeed that many antique prints have survived, and been well cared for. It is now our turn to enjoy these timeless treasures, and to preserve them for future generations.
Antique Maps & Antique Prints From Around The World
Our antique maps come from all regions of the world, ranging in date of
origin from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Our antique
prints include Currier and Ives, small Audubon prints, botanical
prints, butterfly prints, bird prints, and an assortment of flora,
fauna, and decorative prints. We also carry several map and print
collecting reference books. Not all of our old maps and historic prints
are yet on our website, so feel free to inquire if you do not see the
antique map or antique print that you are looking for.
Your Guarantee of Authenticity
One of the most important aspects of buying any antique is your
trust in its authenticity, that it is a genuine antique. We understand
that need. We have been selling antique maps and prints online since
1997, and in that time we have sold thousands of antique prints and maps to collectors, dealers,
libraries, and major institutions. We provide a 100%,
ironclad guarantee of authenticity. Every antique map or print comes with a signed, written
guarantee detailing its identification, its method of production, and age. We stand behind our guarantee of
authenticity at all times. To further demonstrate our commitment to you, our customer, we are proud to be a fully accredited member of the Online Better Business Bureau. For more information, click on “Your
Guarantee” at the top of this page.
Your Privacy and Security
We understand E-commerce and online sales. And we care about your privacy and your private information. Click on the Authorize.net logo at top right, and you’ll see how we use state-of-the-art security in our credit card transactions. Click on our “Customer Service” link at top, and read the “Security and Privacy” section for more information. And enjoy shopping our site, knowing your transaction and your information is safe and secure.