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Antique Print & Map Company original antique prints and maps are also available every day from 10am to 5pm at Brisbane Antique Emporium, Clayfield 794 Sandgate Road (turn into Junction Road for entry).
Although up to 400 years old, antique maps and prints never go out of style and have always been used to decorate walls in grand homes or small. Framed antique maps and prints even look great in modern decor, and improve the ambience of workplaces, homes and hotels. They also make wonderful gifts. Here are some great ideas for your inspiration... in case you need inspiration.
* We have recently added to the charming French fashion illustrations c1913-1925 from Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style) and Costumes Parisiens (Paris Fashions). Not only elegant, they bring a smile from any corner of the wall. Elves and Animals at Work and Play are also enjoyed by the young at heart. (Small 18th century classical engravings are 'cherubs' Putti at work and play.)
* 19th century lithographs of the finest Sevres and Faience Porcelain, spectacular Greek pottery, and Hipkins' ancient and rare musical instruments are always decorative.
* Classical Design is always that - classic design - with a choice of periods, styles, sizes, and costs:
Interesting 17th century engravings are Medallions of magnified carved gems by Picart and 1st century (Trajan) Roman military battles by Bartoli. Rare, spectacular 18thC engravings show Raphael Arches and Pilaster frescoes at the Vatican and superb black and white Piranesi etchings. (Views of Rome by Luigi Rossini are also superb.) 18th century engravings of frescoes unearthed at Herculaneum and Pompeii are most unusual. Also easily affordable, from early 19th century, are small decorative English engravings "as would tend to improve the Student" of classical antiquities selected by Henry Moses, coats of arms, ancient coins by Tissot, furniture and furnishings by Dietterlin, and all kinds of decorative architectural embellishments.
* Architectural engravings and lithographs highlight different architectural styles around the world. Some of the finest antique architectural engravings are the 17th century Italian architectural engravings of Battista Falda, rare 18th century engravings of architectural designs by Inigo Jones (the 'father of classical English architecture' who considered mathematical proportion should govern all structure), and a wonderful selection of etchings, engraving and even watercolours of French chateaux. Small 18th century engravings illustrate Giacomo Barozzi Vignola's Five Rules of Architecture. 19th century architectural elevations and floorplans are affordable practical English architecture.
* Garden landscaping varies considerably, from amazing French Gothic, to formal English estates and estates shown below beribboned floating fruit by Volckamer, and the gardens of French chateaux. The transition from poverty to wealth in Australia, on the colonial country 'station' named Bontharambo, is one of many interesting colonial views of Australia.
* Rare engravings and lithographs are of Australian native flowers. 17th and 18th century Herball and Florilegium were by John Gerarde, Johann Weinmann, Ehret, Henry Andrews and John Hill. 19th century engravings and lithographs are usually quite inexpensive. Stunning antique prints include rare 18th century fruit engravings by Volckamer and beautiful 19th century grapes. Smaller Fruit lithographs of all description are equally decorative. Small engraved portraits of Birds by William Home Lizars for Sir William Jardine, inimitable character studies of Animals by Brodtmann, and by Nodder for George Shaw.
18th century natural history engravings include beautiful arrangements of Seashells by Niccolo Gualtieri and Fish by Marcus Elieser Bloch. Perennial favourites for every room are the large beautifully hand-coloured John Gould bird lithographs which are some of the finest bird illustrations ever done.
* Antique maps of remind us of special holidays, the country where family and friends came from, or simply, our early history and how the world was previously known. Some early maps look strange - perhaps with different names, coastlines, and country and state borders from hundreds of years ago. We have early views of Australia, China, New Zealand, finely engraved English coastal views, or Shipping, Marine, and Military scenes.
* Many antique maps and prints are under $50 (some even less). However, if you wish to be more economical and don't mind a modern reprint, our Heritage Editions section may have just what you want. Reproductions of botanical prints include Australian native flowers. John Gould birds and the John Gould Koala are equally decorative when framed well. Heritage Editions reproduction world maps and Australian maps make available some of the most important rare maps charting Australia's discovery at minimal cost.
* Antiquarian Books are being added to our website book selection shortly. If you can arrange pick-up books cost much less. While you can't hang them on your wall, like the maps and prints, books will give many hours of pleasure.
* If you would like to give someone else a wonderful choice, buy them a Gift Certificate. Gift Certificates are valid for 6 months, and can be used as full or part payment for any purchase from our Antique Print Club website. We regret that full- or part-refunds are not available, but Gift Certificates are transferrable if used within the six month validity.
Please email Kathryn at email@example.com or Phone +61 (0)412 442 283 for Antique Print Club Gift Certificates of any value.
Gift Certificates can be purchased from Brisbane Antique Emporium in Clayfield for selection from our Antique Print Club store there. (Phone 3862 1600).
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