Welcome! I’m Kitty Liebreich.
Welcome to Kittyprint, the home of affordable, guaranteed antique maps, views and prints on the internet for over ten years. Please browse my stock on these pages, and do not hesitate to send me an enquiry if you see something that catches your eye. If, like me, you love antique prints and maps, you’ve come to the right place. We have a fantastic stock, all guaranteed over 100 years old.
Featured items this week
New York 1860
New York. Steel engraving, showing horse-drawn carriages,
engraved by S.Davenport, published by Thomas Kelly circa 1860.
Size 17.5 x 10 cm of picture only, Condition good.
£45.00 / $72.00 (plus packing and postage)
Plan of London 1834
A Plan of London and its Environs.
R.Creighton, Steel engraved map, with Decorative Heraldry and border, hand coloured
Engraved by J.and C.Walker for Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, 1834
size 47 x 39.5 cm, condition fair.
Price £360.00.00/$616.00 (plus post and packaging)
Ski-ing Novice 1930
Ski-ing Novice Who Did Everything Wrong.
Punch, Nov.3rd 1930.
21 x 27 cms, Condition good.
£32.00 /$54.00 (plus packing and postage)
Sleeping Bloodhound, 1860
Sleeping Bloodhound. Sir Edwin Landseer, engraved by Chas G.Lewis, circa 1860.
27 x 19 cm ,Condition good, has full margins
£38.00 / $65.00 (plus packing and postage)
You either love antique prints and maps, or you cannot understand the attraction.
It takes no particular knowledge to appreciate and enjoy them. They are interesting for their geographical and historical information, and of course for their aesthetic value.
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!