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
Buckinghamshire, Moule Map, steel engraving, hand coloured with decorative border.
Illustration of Eton College, Heraldry, and references to the Hundreds, dated circa 1850.
Size 20 x 26.5cms Condition Fair.
Price £80.00 /$125.00 (plus packing and postage)
Crustaces, Crab 1782.
Crustaces, Crab. Plate 270. Panckoucke,
Copper plate engraving, hand coloured,
from Histoire Naturelle, engraved by Deseve 1782
Size 21 x 29 cms. Condition very good.
Price £65.00 /$104.00 (plus post and packaging)
Edystone Lighthouse 1761
South Elevation of the original lighthouse, built upon the Edystone Rock,
according to the first design of Mr.Winstanley.
Drawn by Painter Jaaziell Johnston, engraved by Hen. Roberts, 1761.
Size 35 x 51 cms. Condition good.
Price £42.00 /$68.00 (plus packaging and postage)
Jerusalem, J.M.W.Turner, 1834
Jerusalem. With the Walls.
J.M.W.Turner, Steel engraving, hand coloured, engraved by W.Finden,
published by John Murray 1834.
Size 18 x 14 cm. Condition good.
Price £30.00 / $48.00 (plus packing and postage)
La Sphere Artificielle 1716
La Sphere Artificielle ou Armilaire Oblique. Nicolas De Fer,
Copper plate engraving, Hand coloured, showing the Sun, the Moon and different Systems of Geography. Engraved by P. Starckman, 1716.
Picture 41 x 49 cm. Page size 61 x 41.5cm Condition good
Price £280.00 /$479.00 (plus packing and postage)
Light-house with Howth 1840
South-wall Light-house with Howth hill in the distance.
W.H.Bartlett, Steel engraving, hand coloured, from Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, engraved by J.C.Bentley, c1840.
18 x 12 cm, Condition good.
£25.00 / $40.00 (plus packing and postage)
Linneus System, Tetrandria -Monogynia 1853
Linneus System, Tetrandria -Monogynia.
Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert, Pflanzenreich, prepared by Prof. Hochstetter,
published by Schreiber and Schill 1853.
Size 38 x 26 cm, Condition good.
Price £48.00 / $82.00 (plus packing and postage)
Niagara Falls 1838
Niagara Falls. The Landing,on the American Side.
W.H.Bartlett, steel engraving,engraved by J.C.Bentley,
published by Geo. Virtue, 1838.
Size 19 x 14cms. Condition good.
Price £28.00 /$45.00 (plus post and packaging)
Plan General du Monastere Royal 1780
Premiere Plan General du Monastere Royal de St.Laurens au Bourg pres Madrid Sepulture des Roys d’Espagne. Copper plate engraving, contemporary hand colour, with inset illustration of Pantheon, Cartouche, and historical information,circa 1780.
34 x 22.5 cm, Condition fair.
£65.00 / $111.00 (plus packing and postage)
Plan of Edinburgh 1910
Plan of Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello with Suburbs, constructed from Ordinance and private Surveys.
Showing roads, railroads, hospitals, golf courses in great detail. Churches are marked in red.
W. and A.K. Johnston. Geographers, Engravers and Printers, 1910-1911.
Mounted on linen, folds into book form.
Size 127 x 87 cms/50 x 34 inches, condition good,showing a part only.
Price £54.00/$85.00 (plus post and packaging.
Planetary Systems 1858
Planetary Systems. Showing and comparing Ptolemy’s system, Copernicus system, the earth, the moon and light systems.
E.von Sydow’s Schul Atlas, published by Gotha; Justus Perthes, 1858.
26 x 21 cm, Condition good.
£45.00 / $77.00 (plus packing and postage)
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)
Shakspeare. Martin Droeshout, steel engraving, engraved by Holl,
Published by William Mackenzie, circa 1850.
12 x 14 cm, Condition good.
£28.00 / $48.00 (plus packing and postage)
St.Michael’s Mount, Turner
St.Michael’s Mount, Cornwall.J.M.W.Turner
Steel engraving, hand coloured, engraved by J.Cousen, circa 1850.
Size 26 x 22 cms Condition Good.
Price £58.00 /$90.00 (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!