Historical maps - historical cartography

  • Historical maps of the world, the Netherlands and various cities and villages
  • The specialist in historical cartography
  • Maps as information carriers that form a true work of art
  • Nice for collectors or as a gift for a company
  • We guarantee authentic and original historical maps

The historical maps of the past provide historical insight into the present. Moreover, the interface of historical cartography with other disciplines and sciences is great. It is really special that, when no aerial photos were made and GPS had not yet been invented, people were still able to make a successful image of the city, the country or even the world. The question of what the world looks like is therefore of all times. Historical cartography teaches us a lot about the perspective and world view of mankind from the past centuries.

Highlight of historical cartography

The pinnacle of historical cartography can be found in the 16th and 17th century historical plans and maps. These are the most beautiful cards ever made. These maps were certainly not only informative, but a real work of art. They were finished in great detail, with beautiful decorative elements.

We at Dat Narrenschip have an extensive collection of historical maps. The maps, dating from the 16th to the 19th century, beautifully show how the historical cartography and the world view of mankind have developed over the centuries.

We guarantee authentic and original historical maps

We guarantee the authenticity of everything we offer, including our historical floor plans. Everything is original and we do not offer reproductions. Our membership of the Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers confirms this. In addition, we guarantee this guarantee by providing X-rays of valuable objects on request. These photos show the paper structure and any watermark(s) present.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or visit one of the sales points.

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