Historical topographical maps and maps

  • Historical topographical maps provide a beautiful picture of that time
  • Dating from the 16th to the 19th century
  • Historical maps of the world, the Netherlands and various cities
  • We guarantee authentic and original historical maps
  • A precious and valuable asset

Over the centuries, cartographers have created diverse and diverse representations of the world, different countries and cities. Historical topographical maps reflect the image humanity had at that time. The highlight are the 16th and 17th century historical maps. Beautiful historical maps, not only information carriers, but works of art. Finished with beautiful details and decorative elements.

Authentic historical maps and topographical maps

When you choose one or more historical topographical maps of Dat Narrenschip, you are assured of an authentic and original item. All items are original engravings, etchings, lithographs and books. Manufactured in or about the specified year. We therefore 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 on request of valuable objects such as historical maps.

A journey through the different techniques

In the past they used different techniques for printing maps. Before 1820 this was copper engraving, an old printing technique that was very laborious. After 1820 it became the lithograph. A lithograph that makes much larger print runs possible. In the 19th century, steel engraving and wood engraving also emerged. All techniques that each show their own beautiful properties with the historical maps and topographical maps.

Curious about our extensive collection of historical maps and beautiful prints? Please feel free to contact us or visit our store in Middelburg or Amsterdam during opening hours.

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