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.
  • 1528 - Benedetto Bordone

    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]
    12192

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

    3 500,00 €
  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    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
    11322

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

    1 250,00 €
  • 1545 - Pedro de Medina

    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
    12549

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

    24 000,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    11687

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

    2 900,00 €
  • 1596 - Matthias Quad

    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…
    11881

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

    1 800,00 €
  • 1628 - Daniel Angelocrator

    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...
    11222

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

    4 800,00 €
  • 1663 - Nicolas Visscher

    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
    11885

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

    1 800,00 €
  • 1665 - Frederick de Wit

    Frederick de Wit:  Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita, A. F. De Wit

    Frederick de Wit, Amsterdam, circa 1665

    Beautiful double-hemisphere world map by Frederick de Wit. With two smaller maps of the North and South Pole surrounded by elaborate decoration. Vignettes of the four seasons in the corners and a...

    Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita, A. F. De Wit
    12555

    Antique world map by Frederick de Wit. Published in Amsterdam around 1665.

    3 200,00 €
  • 1672 - Gerard Valk

    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
    12554

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

    4 900,00 €
  • 1680 - Daniel Stoopendaal

    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
    12143

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

    1 600,00 €
  • 1685 - Justus Danckerts

    Justus Danckerts:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Amstelodami per I. Danckerts cum Privil.

    J. Danckerts, Amsterdam, circa 1685

    Very decorative double-hemisphere world map by Justus Danckerts. Based on Frederick De Wit's maritime world map of 1668. With two hemispheres and two small inset polar maps. Decorated with large...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Amstelodami per I. Danckerts cum Privil.
    12418

    Antique world map by Justus Danckerts. Published around 1685 in Amsterdam.

    5 800,00 €
  • 1720 - Johann Baptist Homann

    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
    11496

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

    980,00 €
  • 1720 - Johann Baptist Homann

    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...
    11808

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

    490,00 €
  • 1720 - Johann Baptist Homann

    Johann Baptist Homann:  Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti [and] Totius Africae [and] Totius Americae...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    A matching set of the World and the Continents by J. B. HomannWorld Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti : Old coloured antique world map by J. B. Homann. With southern...

    Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti [and] Totius...
    11811

    Old coloured world map and continent maps by Johann Baptist Homann. Published around 1720 in Nuremberg.

    4 800,00 €
  • 1730 - Guillaume de l'Isle

    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...
    12443

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

    700,00 €
  • 1730 - Guillaume de l'Isle

    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...
    12444

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

    900,00 €
  • 1730 - Covens and Mortier

    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...
    12553

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

    2 800,00 €
  • 1740 - Johann Georg Schreiber

    Johann Georg Schreiber:  Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum ...

    Leipzig, 1740-49

    Antique world map in double hemispheres by J. G. Schreiber, from his Atlas Selectus published in Leipzig between 1740 and 1749. Two circular diagrams with planetary orbits, above the heavens with...

    Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum ...
    12551

    Old coloured map of the world. Printed in Leipzig in the year 1740.

    390,00 €
  • 1770 - Anonymous

    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
    11742

    Old coloured map of the world. Printed circa 1770.

    2 500,00 €
  • 1780 - Anonymous

    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]
    12081

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

    18 000,00 €
  • 1820 - Anonymous

    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]
    12082

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

    12 000,00 €
  • 1535 - Laurent Fries

    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...
    10865

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

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  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    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
    12470

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

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  • 1572 - Tomaso Porcacchi

    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
    12360

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

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