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Fine antique map of SyriaFine antique map of Syria
Tallis antique map circa 1853
Amaryllis Lutea c1787Amaryllis Lutea c1787
William Curtis copperplate engraving
Variegated Iris c1787Variegated Iris c1787
Willliam Curtis copper engraving
Spring Crocus c1795Spring Crocus c1795
William Curtis copper engraving

Welcome to Antique Print Club... We hope you enjoy your visit to our website.

Interesting rare and decorative Antique Maps and Prints, Heritage Editions reproductions prints and maps, and books... from $5 to $5,000. 
Please email Kathryn for assistance, or for Gift Vouchers: sales@antiqueprintclub.com 

   Over 100 items from this website are included in antique map and antique print sections of the Handbook & Price Guide for Antiques, Collectables & Retro.  Collecting on a Shoestring  includes antique items of all descriptions, but grouped by value. Both are fascinating and well-illustrated - and available from this website.

   The current Australian Antiques & Collectables magazine has an article describing where 
antique maps and prints originated.. after hundreds of years of 
Papyrus, Parchment, Paper & Prints. With increasing populations and increasing demand for information, different printing techniques were adoptedSeveral printing methods were sometimes combined in the one print - particularly for portraits.

   Different methods were frequently combined in the one print - particularly for portraits. Printing styles of previous centuries are illustrated here: a 16th century antique woodblock print from Gerarde's Herball c1597 describes Fungi and Truffles as "unprofitable and nothing worth" (Antique Prints> Botany>Fruits,Nuts,Fungi); a 17th century engraving of Turkish Agiamoglans (Bowmen, to most people) from Mallet's Art of War c1684 (Antique Prints>Military>Army/Navy); an 18thC copper-engraved map of Naples & Sicily by Robert Wilkinson c1794 (Antique Maps>Europe>Italy); a 19thC steel engraving of Bartlett's Brighton in England, c1837 (Antique Prints>Historic Views>UK/Ireland); a 19thC hand-coloured lithograph of Calornis Crassa, the Slaty-Grey Glossy Starling c1880 from Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia (Antique Prints>Birds: John Gould lithographs); and a 19th wood engraving of the Burwood copper-smelting works near Newcastle in Australia that appeared in The Illustrated London News in 1854 (Antique Prints>Historic Views>Australian Views>New South Wales) show how diverse print-making techniques had become; & a 20thC French fashion pochoir (stencil), The Blue Room of Arthenice from La Gazette du Bon Ton (Antique prints> Fashion) shows yet another method, with a separate stencil cut for each successive application of watercolour.

   Our most frequent enquiry is an item's value. As well as its importance to the owner, the value of artwork depends on quality, rarity and condition. Paper is easily damaged and antique maps and prints are no exception. They survived hundreds of years already, so handle carefully.

    Frame your artwork with protective U/V glass and other conservation materials and even Heritage Editions prints and other decorator art reproductions will remain as good as when you bought them.

We have thousands more items, so if we can help you find something special
contact Kathryn - sales@antiqueprintclub.com  +61 (0)412 442 283

Brisbane Antique Emporium in Clayfield closes on 17 February.  (Antique Print Club will relocate to Neranwood.)