Antique maps and prints of Islands

For sale below is a selection of beautiful landscape prints, illustrations, and antique maps of islands including the Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, Polynesia, West Indies and many more. If you are looking for a particular island or cartographer, try the search box on the right hand side or feel free to contact me as I have many more in stock.

To read about antique maps of Islands, click here.

Antique maps of Islands

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Landscape prints and illustrations of Islands


About antique maps of Islands

  Islands are land surrounded entirely by water. Some are  the result of  volcanic action,  some  are probably the summits of mountain ranges of continents slowly rising or sinking beneath the ocean level. Some islands which are situated close to the continents, could have once  been connected to the mainland.

Björn Gunnlaugsson (1788 – 1876) was an Icelandic mathematician and cartographer. His survey of Iceland formed the basis of many subsequent maps of Iceland for the next hundred years.The map above was engraved by G.H.Swanston, and drawn by Augustus Petermann.
The Scottish Isles of Shetland, Orkney, Jura, and the Isle of Man, are very rare maps by Franz Johan, Josef von Reilly who received his title at the Austrian Hapsburg Court, where his father was the Court Tutor.
The West Indies maps show the possessions of different countries before Independence. The map of Jamaica was engraved by George Heriot Swanston, a foremost Scottish engraver.
The antique maps of Islands in the Pacific, or Polynesia, and Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, have descriptions of the climate,  the inhabitants, number of populations, the products of each island and the name of the first discoverer. There is a coloured explanation of the possessions of each island, with the names of the country.
There are many islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Among them are the Azores, The Canary Isles,  The Falkland  and Cape de Verde Isles.
The East Indies shows the Islands of Siam, Philipines, Malacca among others.
The South Sea Islands and The Hawaii Archipelago or Sandwich Islands, Tahiti or Otaheite, Tonga or Friendly Isle, Salomon Islands, Mariana or Ladrones, Juan Fernandez and Pitcairn are some Islands in Polynesia. There are 2 engravings showing O’neehow and The Friendly Islands by William Wade Ellis who accompanied Capt. Cooke in his last voyage, and soon after his return published an account of it, in two octavo volumes. The engravings of the Ladrones and the Isle of Lema are by Jakob van der Schley (1715-1779)a Dutch draughtsman and engraver.
There are also views of some Islands in the Mediterranean.

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Items guaranteed over 100 yrs old unless marked.