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Terres Australes-Nouvelle HollandeTerres Australes-Nouvelle Hollande
(Australia) Bellin, c1753
Venice, Bridge of SighsVenice, Bridge of Sighs
Samuel Prout lithograph c1850
Fine antique map of SyriaFine antique map of Syria
Tallis antique map circa 1853

Welcome to Antique Print Club interesting, decorative and rare antique maps and antique prints - online here.

As I’m sure many know, life changes after losing your partner. I find myself periodically totally lacking self-motivation. 
This is probably the main reason for fewer emails... and website Blogs - and that I haven't mastered social media yet.

I submitted 100 items for antique map and antique print sections of Carter Sisters’ Antiques & Collectables Handbook and Price Guide, and many other items from our website for Collecting on a Shoestring. Both books are available from Brisbane Antique Emporium or this website - under Books.

 I also write quarterly articles for Antiques & Collectables magazine (available the beginning of each quarter from newsagents in Australia). The current edition has an article about the inimitable decoration of publications of maps and prints by John Tallis and Company. Antique maps are always in demand, and in Australia the finest antique maps of the Australian States were those of the mid-19th century by John Tallis. The pair of Tallis maps of the Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere are among the most highly embellished of any maps. John Tallis published two Mercator's projections of the world - (viewed flat instead of as two spheres). One shows the celebrated voyages of Captain Cook round the world and the second shows the main trading route.  

Derek and I started in the antique print and map business nearly 40 years ago. Interestingly, trends in sales of antique print and map subjects used to be triggered from Europe, but are now mostly prompted from North America where designer budgets are perhaps larger, - and from artwork chosen for the walls of elegant décor of avidly watched movies and TV shows!

A personal favourite has always been the charming French fashion pochoirs from 1913 to 1925 - that often have an additional humorous element. From their inception they have retained the French description of 'pochoir' (for stencil) in recognition of the finesse in their creation by specialist French fashion artists who cut up-to-30 separate stencils for each, to apply successive layers of watercolour by hand to produce the shaping and subtle detail of fabrics, for Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style), to show how new fashions should be worn. I have recently added more of these to the website, so you have a wonderful selection of styles to choose from.

As with most things, the value of antique maps and prints depends on rarity, quality and condition. Paper is damaged by careless handling, and antique maps and prints are no exception. Preserve the beauty of your artwork by framing with conservation matt-board, and conservation glass to protect them from fading - or by storing in conservation materials.

If I can assist, please let me know: Email  or  Phone +61 (0)412 442 283