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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.

Someone commented that I had not sent emails lately. Actually, the message was that I had “not sent an email for a long time”... There I was thinking that people who don’t respond to emails are not interested... or that they wish I’d not send them but are too polite to say. I receive around 400 emails each month. When I feel rushed, I ‘flag’ them and read them when I feel better. I hope you do too.

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 the Carter Sisters’ Antiques & Collectables Handbook and Price Guide, and there are many other items from our website for Collecting on a Shoestring.
Both books are available from Brisbane Antique Emporium, or from Antique Print Club website – Books.
   

I also do quarterly articles for Antiques & Collectables magazine (Autumn edition at newsagents now, here in Australia). This edition has an article about beautiful large, 19th century Orchid lithographs. An abbreviated Blog is on this website at Orchids - or go straight to lithographs still available at Orchid prints - where I will be adding smaller orchid engravings and lithographs by other artists. There is such a variety of styles of orchids. Whether flamboyant or exquisite, their enduring elegance is inarguable and is well-represented in these fine antique prints.

Antique maps are always in demand - as are early natural history prints. Rare hand-coloured 18th century engravings of Shells/Conchology from the museum of Niccolo Gualtieri are among the finest. View them at Shells and other Crustaceans (Blog: Gualtieri Conchology)

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 that used to be triggered from Europe, are now mostly prompted from North America where the designer budget is perhaps larger, - and of course from the artwork chosen for the walls of elegant décor of avidly watched 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 their French description 'pochoir'(meaning stencil) in recognition of the finesse in their creation by specialist French fashion artists, when up to 30 separate stencils were cut for each, and superimposed successively for application of layers of hand-colour to produce the subtle detail of the fabrics and show how and where each new design should be worn. I have added some more of these to the website. Make sure you take time to have a peak!

As with most things, prices vary with quality and condition. All pieces of paper are damaged by careless handling, and antique maps and prints are no exception. Prevent damage to your artwork and preserve their beauty by framing with conservation matt-board, and conservation glass to protect them from fading.

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