Antique World Maps

Original antique and old world maps of the 16th to 18th century. Authentic old maps of the world produced hundreds of years ago.
  • Hartmann Schedel:  In Principio creavit Deus celum et terra...

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The Book of Chronicles or Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, also called Schedel's World History or Nuremberg Chronicle , starts with the creation of the world by God according to the...

    In Principio creavit Deus celum et terra...
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12145

    Collection of 4 sheets of the history of creation, Genesis, printed by H. Koberger 1493 in Nuremberg.

    3 500,00 €
  • Hartmann Schedel:  Ultima etas mundi [The Last Judgement]

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The Last Judgement, one of the most sought-after woodcuts of the Book of Chronicles or Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, also called Schedel's World History or Nuremberg Chronicle ....

    Ultima etas mundi [The Last Judgement]
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12146

    The Last Judgement from Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed 1493 in Nuremberg.

    1 200,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Welt

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. With a surround of clouds and wind-heads. Title on verso surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Welt
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    11322

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Munster. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1574.

    1 450,00 €
  • 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.

    24 000,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Das erst General, inhaltend die beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erderichs und Möre

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    16th Century Woodcut Map of the World.Early woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. This 'modern' map of the world is an oval projection with a vigorous surround of clouds and lusty...

    Das erst General, inhaltend die beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen...
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11687

    16th century woodcut map of the world. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    2 900,00 €
  • Matthias Quad:  Typus Orbis Terrarum Ad Imitationem Universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris…

    Johann Bussemacher, Cologne, 1596 (1608)

    A rare and early world map of Mathias Quad. First published in Matthias Quad's Europae totius orbis terrarum in 1596. This example comes from the Fasciculus Geographicus printed by Johann...

    Typus Orbis Terrarum Ad Imitationem Universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris…
    1596 - Matthias Quad
    11881

    Coloured map of the world. Printed in Cologne by Johann Bussemacher in 1608.

    1 800,00 €
  • Daniel Angelocrator:  Doctrina de ponderibus, monetis et mensuris per totum terrarum orbem usitatis.

    Johann Nicolaus Stoltzenberger, Frankfurt, 1628

    Two rare sets of octant globe gores printed on 4 sheetsTwo sets of globe gores in a projection based on Leonardo da Vinci's idea. Bound into Angelocrator's work on surveying techniques,...

    Doctrina de ponderibus, monetis et mensuris per totum terrarum orbem...
    1628 - Daniel Angelocrator
    11222

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Frankfurt by Johann Nicolaus Stoltzenberger in 1628.

    4 800,00 €
  • Nicolas Visscher:  Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher

    Visscher, Amsterdam, 1663

    Beautiful coloured antique world map in double hemisphere with two inset astronomical diagrams. From the Elzevier Dutch bible printed in 1663. Surrounded with allegorical representation of the...

    Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher
    1663 - Nicolas Visscher
    11885

    Coloured map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam by Visscher in 1663.

    1 800,00 €
  • Gerard Valk:  Novus Planiglobii Terrestris per Utrumque Polum Conspectus

    Amsterdam, 1672 [1695]

    The Most Interesting World Map of its Period.The mysterious final Blaeu world map in polar projection. Engraved by Joan Blaeu in 1672, but never published by himself because of the great...

    Novus Planiglobii Terrestris per Utrumque Polum Conspectus
    1672 - Gerard Valk
    12554

    Old coloured map of the world by Joan Blaeu. Printed 1695 in Amsterdam by G. Valk.

    4 900,00 €
  • Daniel Stoopendaal:  Werelt Caert

    Amsterdam, circa 1680

    Hand coloured world map from a Dutch bible by Daniel Stoopendaal. The map is based on Nicolas Visscher's map of 1663. Showing a double-hemisphere world map with two solar charts, one centred around...

    Werelt Caert
    1680 - Daniel Stoopendaal
    12143

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1680.

    1 600,00 €
  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr

    J.B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Curious Depiction of California as an Island.Illustration of a geographical clock by Zacharias Landteck, who manufactured it in the early 1700's in Nuremberg. The engraving was created by J....

    Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11496

    Old coloured map of California as an Island. Printed in Nuremberg by J.B. Homann circa 1720.

    980,00 €
  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Atlas novus terrarum orbis imperia regna et status exactis tabulis geographice demonstrans

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Old coloured title page of Johann Baptist Homann's atlas Atlas novus terrarum orbis imperia regna et status exactis tabulis geographice demonstrans published around 1720 in Nuremberg.Shows...

    Atlas novus terrarum orbis imperia regna et status exactis tabulis...
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11808

    Copper engraving of a title page. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

    490,00 €
  • Guillaume de l'Isle:  Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Arctiques...

    Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730

    Fine old coloured map of the Northern Hemisphere. First published by Guillaume de L'Isle in 1714, this is the first edition by Covens and Mortier printed in Amsterdam around 1730, still without the...

    Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres...
    1730 - Guillaume de l'Isle
    12443

    Old coloured map of the Northern Hemisphere, Polar Region. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

    700,00 €
  • Guillaume de l'Isle:  Hemisphere Meridional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Australes...

    Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730

    Fine old coloured map of the Southern Hemisphere. First published by Guillaume de L'Isle in 1714, this is the edition by Covens and Mortier printed in Amsterdam around 1730. It shows the complete...

    Hemisphere Meridional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Australes...
    1730 - Guillaume de l'Isle
    12444

    Old coloured map of the Southern Hemisphere, Australia. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

    900,00 €
  • Covens and Mortier:  Mappe-Monde Dresse sur les Observations de Mrs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences

    Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730

    Very decorative double-hemisphere world map by J. Covens and P. Mortier. The map is based on the 1700 world map by Guillaume De L'Isle. Compared to the map by De L'Isle, this one has four...

    Mappe-Monde Dresse sur les Observations de Mrs de l'Academie Royale des...
    1730 - Covens and Mortier
    12553

    Old coloured map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

    2 800,00 €
  • Covens and Mortier:  Introduction a la Geographie

    Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730

    Small engraved map of the western hemisphere and the northern sky on a title page by Covens and Mortier.

    Introduction a la Geographie
    1730 - Covens and Mortier
    12619

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

    190,00 €
  • Anonymous:  Aequator sive linea Aequinoctialis

    circa 1770

    A very rare double hemisphere world map in unusual polar equidistant projection.Based on the coastline of Australia and New Zealand, one would expect a period of origin in the late 17th...

    Aequator sive linea Aequinoctialis
    1770 - Anonymous
    11742

    Old coloured map of the world. Printed circa 1770.

    2 500,00 €
  • Anonymous:  Ch'onha Chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]

    circa 1780

    A Scarce Korean Manuscript Atlas.Album with 12 manuscript maps from a traditional Korean manuscript atlas, drawn in the late 18th century. With a China-centered world map (Chonha-Do), a map...

    Ch'onha Chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]
    1780 - Anonymous
    12081

    Korean Manuscript Atlas, Ch'onha-Chido, late 18th Century

    18 000,00 €
  • Anonymous:  Ch'onha Chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]

    circa 1820

    A Scarce Korean Manuscript Atlas.Album with 11 manuscript maps from a traditional Korean manuscript atlas, drawn in the early 19th century. With a China-centered world map (Chonha-Do), a map...

    Ch'onha Chido [Atlas of all under Heaven]
    1820 - Anonymous
    12082

    Korean Manuscript Atlas, Ch'onha-Chido, early 19th Century

    12 000,00 €
  • Benedetto Bordone:  [World map]

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Early woodcut world map by Benedetto Bordone. The world map of Bordone combines geographical information from Ptolemy with new discoveries of the Portuguese seafarers. It is one of only a few world...

    [World map]
    1528 - Benedetto Bordone
    12192

    Antique woodcut map of the world. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

  • Laurent Fries:  Tabu. Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit

    M. & G. Trechsel, Lyon, 1535

    The second 'modern' world map of L. Fries. 'This map is one of the earliest world maps available to a collector, and is an unsophisticated but attractive rendering of what was generally known of...

    Tabu. Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem...
    1535 - Laurent Fries
    10865

    Antique woodcut map of the world. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Weldt

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1550)

    Early Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. Surrounded by clouds and wind-heads. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Weldt
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12470

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Munster. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1550.

  • Tomaso Porcacchi:  Descrittione del Mappamondo

    Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572

    First edition of Porcacchi's antique map of the world. This is a finly-executed reduction of Camocio's large world map of 1567, one of the last in the long line of derivatives from Gastaldi's...

    Descrittione del Mappamondo
    1572 - Tomaso Porcacchi
    12360

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Venice by Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro in 1572.

  • Tomaso Porcacchi:  Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare

    Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572

    First edition of the nautical chart of the world by T. Porcacchi. This finely-executed map shows a large part of the world, but in the east it only extends just beyond India. In the south a large...

    Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare
    1572 - Tomaso Porcacchi
    12361

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Venice by Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro in 1572.

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