22 Dec Different Types Of Vintage & Antique Maps
Here at Arnett Vintage Co we love our old vintage and antique maps and we know you do too. Most of our likes on instagram and Facebook social interactions come from when we post an image of one of our antique maps.
In particular we love collecting old maps of Yorkshire, because Yorkshire is our home! We have an old vintage York Brewery map in stock, as you can imagine that brought back some memories for both of us!
There’s something about vintage maps that excites us, it’s possibly the uniqueness, or maybe the added wear to some of the vintage map prints really adds to the character. Not all of our maps are prints either, we also have some vintage map etchings such as the one shown below of the West Riding of Yorkshire, which has been etched wonderfully onto copper plate, a really lovely piece.
We have a capsule range of antique maps in stock, listed in our vintage collectables section on our website.
To help you navigate around our website we have highlighted some of our favourite vintage and antique historical maps below;
Beautiful vintage copper etched map of ‘West Riding of Yorkshire’, from an original design from 1695 by cartographer Robert Morden. Showing crested title in top right hand corner and scale in lower left hand corner, this map is etched in black on thin copper plate with mirror finish. The fact it is etched on copper makes it a really lovely unique piece. Etching is a complex skill in itself and we have a covered previous blog on how the process is carried out. click here to have a look, its a great read!
York is a city very close to our hearts, and we’ve got a fantastic little piece of it’s topographical history – A map showing four different Diocese and their accompanying Archdeaconries. This map was printed at the WH Smith branch in York which is still in Coney Street today. Featuring embossed stamp showing York crest and text reading ‘CITY YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY’ on the verso side. A great York collectable.
Beautiful large map print entitled ‘SURRIA Vernacule SURREY’, by JOHAN BLAEU: Atlas Novus, 1648. This print edition was printed by John Bartholemew & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh Scotland, with Acknowledgement to the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland. Printed with a matte finish on textured cream card backing.
Beautiful vintage map print entitled ‘DUCATUS EBORACENSIS ANGLICE YORKSHIRE’. The original of this map was created by cartographer Johannes Janssonius circa 1650 in Amsterdam. This reprinted copy still has quite a bit of age to it, although it’s exact date is unknown. Printed on stiff dry brown paper, with multiple creases and some cracked and split areas (which really does add to the quality of the unique map).
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So there you have it, that’s just a few of our favourite vintage collectable maps, but we would love to hear about your favourites! Feel free to browse our extensive range of interesting unique historical maps here and leave us your comments below.