If you’re looking for a guaranteed genuine antique map, print, town plan or view, you have come to the right place
Welcome to Kittyprint, the home of affordable antique maps, views and prints on the internet for over ten years. I have a huge amount of stock, all guaranteed over 100 years old, built up over many years.
Look through the items on these pages, and I’m sure you’ll find something you like. If you don’t, just contact me. I have a lot more stock which is not on Kittyprint yet.
Featured items this week
a. Asia Arabia 1588
Von den Landern Asie, Das Funfften Buch,
The Lands of Asia, Book Five.
Sebastian Münster, wood cut from Cosmographie, 1588.
Size 19 x 31 cm. Condition good
Price £180.00 /$272.00 (Plus Post and Packaging)
b. Helvetia, Sebastian Munster 1588
Helvetia, wood cut map of Switzerland.
From Sebastian Munster “Von dem Teutchen Lande”, 1588.
size 19 x 31 cm, Condition Good, except for bottom right margin.
Price £180.00 /$272.00 ( plus post and packaging)
c. British Isles. Vegetation, Climate
British Isles- vegetation and Climate.Inset maps of Temperature and Rainfall.
Colouring to show grass and cultivated land, woodland, moorland and hill pastures.
John Bartholomew, The Times Atlas 1922.
Size 58 x 45cms. Condition Good. Not 100 years old.
Price £40.00 /$60.00 (Plus Post and Packaging)
d. Canada 1910
Map of Canada, showing Railways, Canals,Glaciers,and more.
Engraved by Emery Walker, 1910.
Size 41 x 29 cms. Condition Good.
Price £24.00 /$36.00 (Plus Post and Packaging)
e. Captain Ross’s Expedition 1832
The Victorys’ crew saved by the Isabella.
Steel engraving, hand coloured, Captain Ross’s Expedition to find the North West passage 1832.
Size 16 x 10 cm (picture only) Condition good
Price £34.00 / $58.00 (plus packing and postage)
f. High Street, Whitechapel. 1840
High Street, Whitechapel.
Steel engraving, hand coloured, circa 1840.
Size 15.5 x 10 cm, Condition good.
Price £28.00 / $44.00 (plus packing and postage)
g. St.Blaise Winner of the Derby 1883
St.Blaise Winner of the Derby 1883. ridden by Chas Wood,
Coloured Chromolithograph, published by William Mackenzie circa 1885.
Size 24 x 22 cm, Condition good.
Price £42.00 / $72.00 (plus packing and postage)
h. The Hippopotamos 1790.
De Seve, Copper plate engraving, Oliver Goldsmith’s History of the Earth and Animated Nature, 1790.
Size 12 x 20 cm, Condition good.
Price £30.00 / $45.00 (plus packing and postage)
i. Himalaya 1840
Der Himmalajah, drawn by Baxard,
Steel engraving published by Kunstandt. d Bibliogr. Institute Hildeburghausen circa 1840.
Size 17 x 13 cm, Condition Good.
Price £38.00 / $58.00 (plus packing and postage)
j. Palace of Agra.1840
View of the Palace of Agra, from the River.
Steel engraving published by The London Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. c.1840.
Size 19 x 16 cm, condition good.
Price £38.00/$58.00 (plus post and packaging)
k. The Turtle-Dove 1909
The Turtle-Dove. About 3/4 natural size. From Birds of the British Islands,
illustrated by Lilian M.Medland. Hand coloured lithograph, 1909 .
Size 25 x 19 cm, Condition good.
Price £48.00 / $72.00 (plus packing and postage)
l. Winter Sport 1931
Things we go to Switzerland to see.
Coloured print showing, skaters, skiers,and more.
Punch (Almanack Number) November 1931.
Size 20 x 28 cms. Condition good.
Please note this item is not 100 years old.
Price £20.00 /$30.00 (Plus Post and Packaging)
Portsmouth, Hulk and Frigate
Rigging Hulk and Frigate, Portsmouth.
E.W.Cooke, Steel engraving hand coloured,
engraved by E.Finden, published by Virtue, 1842.
Size 18 x 15 cms. Condition very good
Price £38.00 / $60.00 (plus packing and postage)
The Crater of Mount Vesuvius.From and original Sketch made in 1797 by R.Duppa Esq.
Copperplate engraving, engraved by Lowry,
Published by Longman and Rees, 1802.
Size 26 x 21 cms. Condition Good.
Price £38.00 /$58.00 (Plus Post and Packaging)
West Indies 1590
West Indies, Theodore De Bry, from a series of Grand Voyages which he published and illustrated after being inspired by Thomas Hariot who wrote about the failed attempt to found a colony by Walter Raleigh on the coast of Carolina in 1585-86.
Copper plate engraving c1590.
Size 20 x 16.5 cms Condition fair, censored
price £90.00 / $140.00 (plus packing and postage)
It takes no particular knowledge to appreciate and enjoy antique maps, town plans and views. They are interesting for their geographical and historical information, but they are also beautiful. And of course they make great gifts.
I have a wide range of antique maps, covering most of the world.
Looking for an antique map of somewhere in particular? Let me help!
Antique Prints, Engravings, Lithographs, Aquatints, etc.
The first printing technique was relief, using carved wooden blocks to create woodcut prints. This was difficult and not very accurate. Then Copper plate engraving into the plate using a graver or burin, was used. The plate is inked and cleaned, some ink remains in the engraved lines; when the plate is pressed onto paper under high pressure, it is this ink which is absorbed by the paper to produce the print impression into the surface, rather than relief. This proved much more efficient, and the copper plate could also be corrected if the engraver made an error.
From 1820 steel plates were used. Being a harder metal, they did not wear out so quickly. The plates lasted much longer and more prints could be produced before they wore out.
Wood Engraving. A print-making technique in which lines print white on a black background. There were many different techniques tried out from the early times when printing first began.
Even if I don’t have exactly the antique print you are looking for, I’m sure I can help you find it!