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 €
  • 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 €
  • 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 €
  • 1700 - Pieter Schenk

    Pieter Schenk:  Accurata Utopiae tabula. Das ist der neu entdeckten Schalck Welt, oder des so offt benanten, und...

    P. Schenk, 1700-10

    Rare original edition of the famous fantasy map of Utopia.Schlaraffenland means Land of Cockaigne in German and represents a country of idleness and luxury. This is a totally imaginary...

    Accurata Utopiae tabula. Das ist der neu entdeckten Schalck Welt, oder...
    12421

    Old coloured map of Utopia, Land of Cockaigne. Printed by P. Schenk in 1700.

    1 200,00 €
  • 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 €
  • 1740 - George Matthäus Seutter

    George Matthäus Seutter:  Symbolische Sinnreiche in einer Belagerung... Versuchungen der Liebe... Representation symbolique...

    G. M. Seutter, Augsburg, circa 1740

    Seutter's famous allegorical map representing the battle of the sexes and of love. In style of a typical 18th century battle plan.Jeffrey N. Peters describes this map in The History of...

    Symbolische Sinnreiche in einer Belagerung... Versuchungen der Liebe......
    12420

    Fantasy map by G. M. Seutter, printed in Ausburg around 1740.

    1 200,00 €
  • 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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  • 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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  • 1572 - Tomaso Porcacchi

    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
    12361

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

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  • 1574 - Girolamo Ruscelli

    Girolamo Ruscelli:  Ptolemaei Cognita

    G. Ziletti, Venice, 1574

    Attractive Ptolemaic worldmap of G. Ruscelli from "La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino". Showing the known world described in the original Geography of Ptolemy around 100 D.C. The map is...

    Ptolemaei Cognita
    10327

    Antique map of the ptolemaic world. Printed in Venice by G. Ziletti in 1574.

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  • 1588 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Ptolemeisch General Tafel, die halbe Kugel der Welt begreiffende

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1588

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. With a surround of clouds and wind-heads. Title on verso with a beautiful woodcut vignette. This is the second ptolemaic world map of S. Münster...

    Ptolemeisch General Tafel, die halbe Kugel der Welt begreiffende
    11588

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Munster. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1588.

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  • 1597 - Rumold Mercator

    Rumold Mercator:  Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio ex ... Rumoldus Mercator ... Hieron: Porro redact

    Matthias Quad, Cologne, 1597 (1604)

    Beautiful old hand coloured world map based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587. The map shows the classical late 16th Century configuration of the world with a large "Terrae Australis" in the...

    Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio ex ... Rumoldus Mercator ... Hieron:...
    10578

    Classical late 16th Century World Map. Published by Matthias Quad in Cologne during the year 1597.

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  • 1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw [and]...

    Amsterdam, circa 1640

    A matching set of the World and the Continents by Willem J. Blaeu These five maps represent the apogee of seventeenth century Dutch cartography. With their decorative panels of costumed figures,...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct:...
    11061

    Old coloured world map and continent maps with borders by Willem J. Blaeu. Published around 1640 in Amsterdam.

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  • 1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw.

    Amsterdam, 1643-50

    One of the Most Famous World Maps of Dutch Cartography with Stunning Old Colours.Perhaps the finest world map ever printed. This map represents the apogee of seventeenth century Dutch...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct:...
    11522

    Old coloured world map with borders by Willem J. Blaeu. Published 1643 in Amsterdam.

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