North America

Authentic antique and old maps of North America. We offer rare antique maps of the United States of America and Canada. Also maps of the East and West Coast and old maps of Florida, Virginia, Carolina or California are for sale.
  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Neuwen Inseln / so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient / bey dem Landt Indie ligen

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    The first map to show the New World as an entity. Earliest appearance of Japan on a map, predating European contact. First appearance of Mare Pacificum on a map.Sebastian Munster's...

    Die Neuwen Inseln / so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient / bey dem Landt...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    11326

    Coloured woodcut map of the American continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Land India ligen

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1550)

    The first map to show the New World as an entity. Earliest appearance of Japan on a map, predating European contact. First appearance of Mare Pacificum on a map.Early state of...

    Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Land India...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12468

    Coloured woodcut map of the American continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Tabula Novarum Insularum, quas Diversis Respectibus Occidentales & Indianas Vocant

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1554)

    The first map to show the New World as an entity. Earliest appearance of Japan on a map, predating European contact. First appearance of Mare Pacificum on a map.Early state of...

    Tabula Novarum Insularum, quas Diversis Respectibus Occidentales &...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12611

    Coloured woodcut map of the American continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1554.

  • Pedro de Medina:  Nuevo Mundo

    Francisco Frenandez de Cordova, Valladolid, 1545

    Real First Edition of Medina's Very Rare Map of America and the Atlantic.Very rare and important first edition of the map of America and the Atlantic from Pedro de Medina's Arte de Navegar...

    Nuevo Mundo
    1545 - Pedro de Medina
    12549

    Woodcut sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean. Printed in Valladolid by Francisco Frenandez de Cordova in 1545.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus

    Antwerp, 1570

    First state of the Tartary map by A. Ortelius. Showing large part of Asia from Black Sea with Russia, parts of China, a curious early treatment of Japan and an early treatment of the West Coast of...

    Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus
    1570 - Abraham Ortelius
    11686

    Coloured map of the Tartary. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1570.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus

    Antwerp, 1584

    Beautiful original old coloured copper engraved map of the Tartary by A. Ortelius. Showing large part of Asia from Black Sea with Russia, parts of China, a curious early treatment of Japan and an...

    Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus
    1584 - Abraham Ortelius
    11336

    Old coloured map of the Northwestern US, Tartary. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1584.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.

    Christoffel Plantin, Antwerp, 1587

    Ortelius' famous and important map of the North Atlantic. With stunning old colours.The famous and probably the most beautiful map of the North. Shows the North Atlantic with Scandinavia and...

    Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.
    1587 - Abraham Ortelius
    12682

    Old coloured map of the North Pole, North Atlantic. Printed in Antwerp by Christoffel Plantin in 1587.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio / Die newen Inseln, so hinder Hispania gegen Orient,...

    Sebastian Petri, Basle, 1588 (1598)

    Beautiful original antique map of America by Sebastian Münster. The west coast of North America features Vázquez de Coronado's Quivira , one of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold , as well as the...

    Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio / Die newen Inseln, so hinder...
    1588 - Sebastian Münster
    12430

    Woodcut map of the American continent. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Petri in 1598.

  • Theodor de Bry:  Occidentalis Americae Partis, vel, Earum Regionum quas Christophorus Columbus Primu Detexit...

    Theodor de Bry, Frankfurt, 1594

    Spectacular 16th Century Map of the West Indies and Florida.Theodore de Bry's fascinating map of the West Indies is based on the Milanese sailor Girolamo Benzoni, who travelled between 1541...

    Occidentalis Americae Partis, vel, Earum Regionum quas Christophorus...
    1594 - Theodor de Bry
    11187

    Coloured map of Florida, West Indies. Printed in Frankfurt by Theodor de Bry in 1594.

  • Theodor de Bry:  America sive Novus Orbis Respectu Europaeorum Inferior Globi Terrestris Pars 1596

    Theodor de Bry, Frankfurt, 1596

    De Bry's Beautifully Engraved Map of the New World.A very fine full color example of De Bry's scarce map of North and South America. With full-length portraits of the important explorers...

    America sive Novus Orbis Respectu Europaeorum Inferior Globi Terrestris...
    1596 - Theodor de Bry
    12579

    Coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Frankfurt by Theodor de Bry in 1596.

  • Girolamo Ruscelli:  America

    G. Rosaccio, Venice, 1598

    Coloured copper engraved America Map of G. Ruscelli. This example has a thin unexplained engraved line around the continent. From Ruscelli's Ptolemy Geographica "Le Relationi Universali" published...

    America
    1598 - Girolamo Ruscelli
    10317

    Coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Venice by G. Rosaccio in 1598.

  • Giovanni Antonio Magini:  America

    Matthias Quad, Cologne, 1604

    Beautiful original old hand coloured copper engraved map of America. Based on Giovanni d'Anian's Map of America from 1582. Compared to the Western Hemisphere map from Ortelius, Magini includes...

    America
    1604 - Giovanni Antonio Magini
    10579

    Old coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Cologne by Matthias Quad in 1604.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio

    Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1613

    The First Separate Printed Map of the North Pole and the Arctic Regions.The first printed map devoted exclusively to the Arctic. First published after Gerard Mercator's death (1594) by his...

    Septentrionalium Terrarum Descriptio
    1613 - Gerard Mercator
    12431

    Antique map of the North Pole and the Arctic. Printed in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius in 1613.

  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus

    J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635 (1662)

    W. Blaeu's coastal chart of the West IndiesHand-coloured engraved sea chart of the West Indies by W. Blaeu. With the East Coast of the Americas from Chesapeake Bay to the Orinoco. First...

    Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus
    1635 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    11447

    Coloured sea chart of Florida, West Indies. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Blaeu in 1662.

  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris adiacentibus

    Willem & Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1640-43

    Blaeu's Striking Sea Chart of the West IndiesHand-coloured antique sea chart of the West Indies by Willem Blaeu. With the East Coast of the Americas from Chesapeake Bay to the Orinoco. First...

    Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris adiacentibus
    1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    11919

    Coloured sea chart of the West Indies, Florida. Printed in Amsterdam by Willem & Joan Blaeu in 1640.

  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Virginiae Partis australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis, interjacentiumq, regionum Nova Descripti

    circa 1643

    Attractive map of the east coast of Virginia and Florida. Second state with small tail at left water-cherub. "One of the many elegantly engraved maps of the Eastern seaboard of North America...

    Virginiae Partis australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis,...
    1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    10076

    Old coloured map of Virginia. Printed circa 1643.

  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Regiones Sub Polo Arctico

    Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1643-50

    Old coloured sea chart of the North Pole by Willem Blaeu. With Greenland and Canada, Iceland, Spitsbergen, Norway and the north coast of Russia. The map shows, the famous Northwest Passage , a...

    Regiones Sub Polo Arctico
    1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    12043

    Old coloured sea chart of the North Pole. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu in 1643.

  • Johannes Janssonius:  Insularum Hispaniolae et Cubae, Cum Insulis circumjacentibus accurata delineatio.

    Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1650

    First Edition of Jansson's map of Southern Florida and the Western Caribbean Rare and very decorative, old coloured sea chart of Southern Florida and the Western Caribbean by J. Janssonius....

    Insularum Hispaniolae et Cubae, Cum Insulis circumjacentibus accurata...
    1650 - Johannes Janssonius
    11917

    Old coloured sea chart of Florida and Western Caribbean. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1650.

  • Alexis Hubert Jaillot:  Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en Ses Principales Parties [and] L'Amerique Meridionale Divisee...

    R. & J. Ottens, Amsterdam, 1694 (1729)

    A matching set of two old colored maps of North and South America by Alexis Hubert Jaillot. California is still shown as an island and the Great Lakes are shown with open ends in the West. Separate...

    Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en Ses Principales Parties [and]...
    1694 - Alexis Hubert Jaillot
    11770

    Old coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Amsterdam by R. & J. Ottens in 1729.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novisima Representatio

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1710

    First state of this early edition of J. B. Homann's America map with California as an Island and without printers privilege. The Mississippi River is based on the early French Jesuit explorations,...

    Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novisima Representatio
    1710 - Johann Baptist Homann
    10328

    Old coloured map of California as an Island. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1710.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine vulgo Hollandia ... / Batavorum Coloniae Occidential...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1710

    Original old coloured map of the Low Countries by JB Homann. With large inset maps of the Northeastern US from the Chesapeake to Massachusetts and Southeast Asia and additional vignette views of...

    Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine vulgo Hollandia ... /...
    1710 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11145

    Old coloured map of Jakarta, New York. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1710.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine vulgo Hollandia ... / Batavorum Coloniae Occidential...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1710

    Original old coloured map of the Low Countries by JB Homann. With large inset maps of the Northeastern US from the Chesapeake to Massachusetts and Southeast Asia and additional vignette views of...

    Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine vulgo Hollandia ... /...
    1710 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11146

    Old coloured map of Jakarta, New York. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1710.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine vulgo Hollandia ... / Batavorum Coloniae Occidential...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1710

    Original old coloured map of the Low Countries by JB Homann. With large inset maps of the Northeastern US from the Chesapeake to Massachusetts and Southeast Asia and additional vignette views of...

    Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine vulgo Hollandia ... /...
    1710 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11148

    Old coloured map of Jakarta, New York. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1710.

  • Louis Renard:  Terra Neuf, en de Custen van Nieu Vranckryck, Nieu Engeland, Nieu Nederland, Nieu Andalusia,...

    L. Renard, Amsterdam, 1715

    L. Renard's edition of Frederick de Wit's magnificent Atlantic map oriented to the East. From the 1715 edition of "Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce". A fascinating and very decorative early...

    Terra Neuf, en de Custen van Nieu Vranckryck, Nieu Engeland, Nieu...
    1715 - Louis Renard
    10318

    Old coloured sea chart of the Azores, Caribbean. Printed in Amsterdam by L. Renard in 1715.

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