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
Boudron in the Gulf of Stancio 1803
The Castle of Boudron in the Gulf of Stancio. Luigi Meyer, Aquatint, published by R. Bowyer. Historic Gallery, Pall Mall 1803.
31 x 23.5 cm, Good condition.
£180.00 / $308.00 (plus packing and postage)
Fingal’s Cave 1860
Fingal’s Cave, Staffa. This was the inspiration of the Hebrides Overture composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1830.
Lithograph by C. Hullmandel, circa 1860.
Size 29 x 40 cm Very good condition
£58.00 / $93.00 (plus packing and postage)
Fitzjohn Tower Hampstead 1881
Fitzjohn Tower Hampstead, with ground plan of building. J.T.Wimperis FRIBA Architect,
Photo-Lithographed and printed by James Akerman, for The Building News, 1881.
38 x 27 cm, Condition good.
£70.00 / $120.00 (plus packing and postage)
Gulf of Neapoli, POZZUOLI 1688
Gulf of Neapoli, POZZUOLI (Puteoli) . Matthäus Merian, 1688 : Sinus Pvteolanus, Coast of Pozzuoli to the Island of Procida and the East Coast of Ischia on the Gulf of Naples. Explanation of buildings on the right hand side. Copper plate engraving 1688.
30.5 x 20.5 cm, Condition fair, as seen
£160.00 / $274.00 (plus packing and postage)
Lakes of Killarney 1840
The Lakes of Killarney, A.Adlard, Doctors Commons, steel engraving, hand coloured, published by How and Parsons, 1840.
20 x 14 cm, condition good.
£45.00 / $77.00 (plus packing and postage)
Le Portugal. Pierre VanDer AA. Contemorary coloured, copperplate map with big Cartouche showing sailing ships being loaded at the port, and the King’s Coat of Arms. Very detailed map, with the new observations of the Royal Acadamy of Science at Leide, 1736.
40 x 34 cm, Condition good.
£80.00 / $136.00 (plus packing and postage)
Sinai, David Roberts 1860
Ascent of the Lower Range of Sinai, David Roberts, Lithograph by Day and Son,published by Richard Griffin, circa 1860.
21 x 14.5 cm, Condition fair.
£48.00 / $82.00 (plus packing and postage)
The Hunter Glengarry 1880.
The Hunter Glengarry. Coloured Chromolithograph, published by William Mackenzie circa 1880.
22 x 18 cm, Condition good.
£36.00/$61.00 (plus packing and postage)
The Solar System 1748
The Solar System and The Artificial Sphere.
Copperplate engraving, drawn and Engraved by T.Jefferys, Geograoher to the Prince of Wales.
The Gentleman’s magazine 1748.
12.5 x 20.5cm, Condition good.
£68.00 / $116.00 (plus packing and postage)
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 .
25 x 19 cm, Condition good.
£48.00 / $82.00 (plus packing and postage)
The Zerda 1797
The Zerda. Hand Coloured engraving by Pass, published in London, 1797
14 x 22 cm, Condition fair.
£38.00 / $65.00 (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!