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.
  • 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.

  • 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:  Typus Orbis Terrarum

    Gielis Coppens van Diest, Antwerp, 1570 [1572]

    The first World Map in the First Regular Atlas - with Old Colours.A fine old coloured and early example of one of the most famous world maps ever published. From the first modern atlas...

    Typus Orbis Terrarum
    1570 - Abraham Ortelius
    12681

    Antique map of the world by Abraham Ortelius. Published in 1572 in Antwerp.

  • 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.

  • 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
    1574 - Girolamo Ruscelli
    10327

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

  • 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
    1588 - Sebastian Münster
    11588

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

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

    Matthias Quad, Cologne, 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:...
    1604 - Rumold Mercator
    10578

    Classical late 16th Century World Map. Published by Matthias Quad in Cologne during the year 1604.

  • Pieter van den Keere:  Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula

    Amsterdam, 1608 [1637-44]

    The Rare Kerius-Janssonius World Map After Blaeu.Perhaps the finest world map ever printed. This world map in Mercator projection, surrounded by four decorative borders, was engraved by...

    Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula
    1608 - Pieter van den Keere
    12659

    Antique world map with borders by Pieter van den Keere. Published around 1640 in Amsterdam.

  • 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:...
    1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    11061

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

  • 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:...
    1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    11522

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

  • Nicolas Visscher:  Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher

    Visscher, Amsterdam, 1663

    Attractive worldmap in double hemisphere with two inset astronomical diagrams. From a dutch bible. Surround with allegorical representation of the continents. Visschers second worldmap.

    Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher
    1663 - Nicolas Visscher
    10061

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

  • Nicolas Visscher:  Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher

    Visscher, Amsterdam, 1663

    Attractive coloured worldmap in double hemisphere with two inset astronomical diagrams. From a dutch bible. Surround with allegorical representation of the continents. Visschers second worldmap.

    Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher
    1663 - Nicolas Visscher
    10688

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

  • 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.

  • 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
    1665 - Frederick de Wit
    12555

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

  • Frederick de Wit:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula ex Officina F. de Wit Amstelodami

    Frederick de Wit, Amsterdam, 1668-70

    Engraved by the Dutch Master Romeyn de Hooghe.Rare first state of Frederick de Wit's fine maritime world map. One of the most decorative world maps of the 17th century and maybe the best...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula ex Officina F. de Wit Amstelodami
    1668 - Frederick de Wit
    12419

    Antique world map by Frederick de Wit, engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe. Published in Amsterdam around 1668.

  • Daniel Stoopendaal:  Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita

    circa 1680

    World map from a Dutch bible of Daniel Stoopendael in beautiful hand colouring. The map is based on Nicolas Visscher's map of 1663. Showing double-hemisphere world map with two solar charts, one...

    Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita
    1680 - Daniel Stoopendaal
    10689

    Coloured map of the world. Printed circa 1680.

  • Daniel Stoopendaal:  Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita

    Rotterdam, circa 1680

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

    Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita
    1680 - Daniel Stoopendaal
    11523

    Coloured map of the world. Printed in Rotterdam circa 1680.

  • 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.
    1685 - Justus Danckerts
    12418

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

  • Daniel Stoopendaal:  Werelt Caert

    circa 1690

    Outstanding example of the Dutch bible world map of Daniel Stoopendael in beautiful old hand colouring. The map is based on Nicolas Visscher's map of 1663. Showing double-hemisphere world map with...

    Werelt Caert
    1690 - Daniel Stoopendaal
    10168

    Coloured map of the world. Printed circa 1690.

  • Vincenzo Maria Coronelli:  Planisfero del Mondo Vecchio, Descritto dal P. Coronelli, Cosmografo Publico

    V. M. Coronelli, Venice, circa 1690

    Circular map of the eastern hemisphere by Coronelli. With decorative borders including signs of the zodiac. From Atlante Veneto .

    Planisfero del Mondo Vecchio, Descritto dal P. Coronelli, Cosmografo...
    1690 - Vincenzo Maria Coronelli
    11444

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Venice by V. M. Coronelli circa 1690.

  • 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...
    1700 - Pieter Schenk
    12421

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

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio

    Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1710

    Hand coloured double hemisphere world map by J.B. Homann. With double hemisphere celestial charts. Very decorative and nicely coloured map, showing in background decoration windheads and several...

    Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis...
    1710 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11442

    Old coloured map of the world. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann circa 1710.

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