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.
America. Very decorative, copper plate engraved map, by Louis Brion de la Tour, geographer to the King.
Hand coloured, published by Desnos, dated 1786.
Size 32 x 28cm, condition very good.
Price £340.00/$580.00 ( plus post and packaging)
Chromolithograph by Vincent Brooke Day and Son,
from The Illustrated Book of the Dog, 1881.
size 22 x 16.5 cms. condition good.
£48.00 /$82.00 (plus post and packaging)
First-rate Ship of War 1806
This is a First-rate Ship of War with Rigging at Anchor. Copperplate engraving, published by R. Phillips 1806.
27 x 20.5 cm, Good Condition.
£52.00 / $88.00 (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)
Shetland Isle 1789.
Die Inseln Shetland Nro.684. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly,
Copperplate engraved map, contemporary colour, from Schauplatz der fünf Theile der Welt, 1789.
33 x 20.5 cm Condition very good.
£160.00 /$274.00 (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!