ANTIQUE PRINT CLUB has two quite different kinds of artwork:
ANTIQUE PRINTS & ANTIQUE MAPS: Original Antique Maps & Antique Prints - printed directly from printing plates at the time of publication in previous centuries.
HERITAGE EDITIONS: Reproductions & Limited Editions of important maps, & classic-style reprints taken from rare antique maps & prints: Inexpensive traditional artwork.
We guarantee all items from Antique Print Club are as described.
Improve the ambience of your environment. Enjoy your artwork! Antique prints offer an enormous selection of subjects, styles and sizes... and work well in groups for added interest.
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The first professional English architect, Inigo Jones is considered to be the father of classical English architecture.
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James Cook. A great explorer and a great man. Of humble parentage and with little formal education Captain Cook was respected by all. After he died one of his crew wrote: “He was beloved by his people who looked up to him as to a father, and obeyed his commands with alacrity. The confidence we placed in him was unremitting; our admiration of his great talents unbounded; our esteem for his good qualities affectionate and sincere.” Sir Joseph Banks, the great botanist who travelled with, employed the scientists, and financed a great part of Cook’s first voyage, said that he had never known a finer man than James Cook.
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A passion for beautiful shells can transform your walls. These homes of small sea creatures have fascinated for centuries. In the 18th century, the large personal shell collection of Italian physician and professor Niccolo Gualtieri, was engraved on copperplates so that the illustrations could be enjoyed by all. Today these superb engravings are rarely seen, but here at Antique Print Club we have a wonderful selection for sale. They are all beautifully hand-coloured, and look stunning when framed. Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Niccolo Gualtieri is the Latin name of this collection.
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the finest etchers of all time. His technical mastery rendered his strong copperplate etchings of classical antiquities brilliantly three dimensional. Piranesi combined technical perspective from his studies of architecture, archaeology, classical sculpture and mythology, with artistic flamboyance developed from his experience with Venetian theatrical stage design.
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In 1756 John Hill wrote The British Herbal: an History of Plants and Trees, Natives of Britain, cultivated for use or raised for Beauty. Each tall page illustrated five rows of up to six small hand-coloured copperplate engravings of botanical specimens. It was not his grandest work, but it was certainly his most successful.
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Over 50 years from the age of 26, John Gould's superb hand-coloured lithographs illustrated birds from the different regions of the world. Published between 1840 and 1848, John Gould's Birds of Australia were some of the finest illustrations ever done of Australian birds.
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On our recent trip to Europe Derek and I found some rare early Australian botanical engravings and lithographs. Examples of these Australian flora are shown below, but for a wider choice you can see them on our website. Enjoy the stunning variety of Australian flora all year round by choosing interesting and beautiful botanical art for your walls.
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John Tallis maps and prints combine accuracy of cartography with elegant presentation and skilful, stylish, engraved embellishment. While he is best known in England for his publication of one of London's earliest street directories, John Tallis's legacy to the rest of the world is surely his finely engraved maps and prints, with their decorative borders and 'vignette' scenes complimenting the main subject.
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Rare original antique maps & antique charts are fascinating combinations of history, science and art. They represent not only discoveries from previous centuries, they also show the misconceptions of mapmakers. The inaccuracies and variations of coastlines and country borders have made antique maps and charts highly coveted and collectable.
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Gazette du Bon Ton. Arte - Mode et Frivolités (Journal of Good Style. Art, Fashion & Fun), or.. Gazette du Bon Ton. Modes et manieres d'aujourd'hui (Journal of Good Style. Fashion and Manners of the Day): a coveted periodical by both names, it was intended for the elite and was expensive
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The delightful beautifully hand-coloured fashion stencils from 1912 to 1914 introduced elegant fashions of the wealthy in Paris. Fashions continuously change, and often return with variations on a theme. These delicate hand-coloured pochoirs from the short period of the exclusive fashion periodical, Costumes Parisiens, show great attention to fabric and drape, and represent both fun and elegance during the period when fashion began to show more freedom in following female form. These lovely little hand-coloured stencils are rarely seen today as they were only produced over a short period from 1912 to 1914.
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One of the finest artists of the Renaissance, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) designed magnificent frescos for the Loggia and the Vatican private residence.
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Knowing what someone likes makes finding a gift much easier. What do they wear, surround themselves with or talk about? What do they like? Perhaps they have a sense of humour..? Thoughtfulness in the selection of presents is always appreciated. Let us help you..
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The Raphael Vatican loggia frescos are probably among the most readily recognized today, but fresco wall decoration was not a new idea
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Since closing our Milton gallery at Camford Square at the end of 2011, Derek and I have been surprisingly busy - mainly with maps, prints and books being bought from our website. We also catch up with customers who are kind enough to drive out to the Antique Print Club-house off Springbrook Road on Mt Nimmel in Neranwood.
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In Northern Europe in 1472 the first woodblock map was published by inking a raised type-face that had been created by carving away from the image to be printed. In Italy a different process was soon developed to show the fine detail of each map by copperplate engraving.
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ANTIQUE MAPS from 100 to 400 years old:
We have a great selection of maps and charts of the world - of most countries from most centuries... showing earlier beliefs of land formations, charting of exploration and discoveries, and, later, redivision of land into countries following wars, and division of countries into regions as populations grew.
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A fine piece of Sevres porcelain fetched almost a million dollars at the end of 2011, when it was bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is such a huge amount of money for one item that the...
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Over the centuries Paris has established itself as the location of the finest fashion houses. Haute couture has been appreciated worldwide, and talented artists were employed in France to introduce couturiers' fashion designs to the public.
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Early exploration revealed more than new countries. Wildlife from the "other end of the world" included animal shapes that were quite different from any seen in Europe, and a unique and...
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During the second half of the 18th century, a number of major expeditions to the Pacific by French and British explorers revealed previously unknown population settlements and their different customs. James Cook undoubtedly contributed the greatest discoveries, but French explorers also contributed greatly to western knowledge of the Pacific region.
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As with the counties of England, there is also a wide choice of decorative antique maps of the different counties or départements of France.
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A French cartographer’s superb world map (Henri Chatelain, circa 1718).Carte tres curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles et tres utiles.. (Very curious map of the Southern...
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French Département maps Fortunately, an over -active imagination is not the only creative talent for which French cartographers are known. They are also famous for their ornate decoration. Some of...
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There are few things as fascinating and evocative as an antique map. Unlike the highly functional maps of today, maps used to be decorative works of art, that not only portrayed a country's geography but also its culture and history.
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In botany, the word ‘exotic’ is used to indicate a botanical specimen has been introduced from another country. Many people describe our own native plants as ‘exotic’, meaning they have unusual...
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Starting a collection in a new subject can be thrilling. Collecting maps can begin in many ways. A long time interest might result in a decision to begin collecting antique maps. Finding an old...
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Plan de la Riviere Brisbane (Nouvelle Hollande) Découverte par M. OXLEY Ingenieur Chart of the Brisbane River (Australia) Discovered by John Oxley, Geographical Engineer at Port Jackson. (December 1823) ...
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"China and the Chinese. A series of views from original sketches, displaying the scenery, architecture, social habits, etc., of this ancient and exclusive empire. by Thomas Allom Esquire." China...
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To know more about antique prints, you should understand the processes involved in their creation. To start at the beginning, “printing” describes the transference of ink from a prepared printing...
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Have you ever had a great holiday, and returned, still marvelling at the wonderful detail and classical style in the centuries-old buildings you saw? You may not be able to build your own stone chateau or even construct a country mansion like those in Europe, but have you considered bringing the style into your own home with the stunning designs from wall decoration there?
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Piranesi was a brilliant classical artist whose work will always be admired - even though his name is often unknown. The series of Piranesi Vases, often referred to as Urns, will always find a place in classic design.
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Stylish fashion designs from Parisian couturiers of the 1920's were circulated exclusively to the wealthy, in the fashion plates by prominent artists for Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Style). The styles of these hand-coloured pochoirs varied as much as the fashions.
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While few people can afford to collect the finest porcelain ever made, and it is not even able to be seen by most. However, everyone is able to enjoy beautiful lithographs of the fine early porcelain. Some of the most beautiful are the fine antique lithographs from late in the 19th century which record the best examples of French porcelain from the factories of Faience in Rouen. The history of the development of soft porcelain is well-represented in the lovely antique lithographs of Faience porcelain.
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Collecting antiques prints and maps is a hobby for anyone. They need not be expensive. They can cost as little as $30 – or as much as $30,000. It is not necessary to spend a large amount of money to buy something of value that you can treasure - and it's evident around the world that people of all ages and all backgrounds are equally fascinated by antique maps and prints.
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