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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1550)

    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
    12609

    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.

  • Rumold Mercator:  Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Gerardi Mercatoris ... Rumoldus...

    Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1587 [1609]

    Rumold Mercator's Striking World Map.Old coloured double hemispherical world map by Rumold Mercator. The only world map available to collectors to which Rumold's famous father Gerhard...

    Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Gerardi...
    1587 - Rumold Mercator
    12648

    Old coloured map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius in 1609.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Typus De Integro In Plurimis Emendatus Auctus et Icunculis Illustratus Auct....

    Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn, Amsterdam, 1654

    The First of a Series of World Maps to Be Found in Dutch Bibles.The rare first edition of Nicolas Visscher's beautiful world map from the Dutch Ravesteyn Bible of 1654. R. W. Shirley is only...

    Orbis Terrarum Typus De Integro In Plurimis Emendatus Auctus et...
    1654 - Nicolas Visscher
    12738

    Rare world map by Nicolas Visscher. Published 1654 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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