Antique maps of Eastern Europe

For sale below is a selection of beautiful antique landscape prints, illustrations and antique maps of Eastern Europe, Eastern European countries and regions. If you are looking for a particular location or cartographer, try the search box on the right hand side or feel free to contact me as I have many more in stock.

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Antique maps of Eastern Europe

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Landscape prints and illustrations

About prints, maps and views of Eastern Europe

Many of Europe’s finest map and print-makers have worked on Central and Eastern Europe, among them Johann Baptiste Homann (1664-1724), Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), Mattheus Merian (1593-1650) and others. I have a large selection of antique maps from those cartographers. I also have many antique views.

The distinction between east and west Europe originate  in the history of the Roman Empire. The eastern section adopted the Greek language and culture, and the Hellenistic civilisation. The western provinces adopted Latin. The Western Roman Empire collapsed in the early middle ages, but the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire continued to thrive for another 1,000 years.

In the 15th century the Byzatine Empire was conquered by the Muslim Ottoman Empire, and part of Eastern Europe was invaded by the Mongols.

The result of  the first world war was the breakup of the Russian Empire, the Astro-Hungarian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, and also losses to Germany.  After the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 a number of new states were created. There were a growing  number of smaller nations who wanted their  independence. There was a surge of ethnic nationalism. New countries included were Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, and Poland which  was reconstituted after the partitions of the 1790s where it had been divided by Russia, Germany and Austria. Bulgaria, Albania and Greece were independant and Austria and Hungary had reduced borders.  In 1918 Yugoslavia, formed from territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire  was called the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes,  and merged with the independent Kingdom of Serbia and the Kingdom of Montenegro. It was renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929.

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Items guaranteed over 100 yrs old unless marked.