Antique Maps (The authentic artifact!)

  • We sell antique maps as well as fine art reproductions of the maps in our collection. Select "Authentic Antique Map" from the purchase options to purchase the real deal, an antique map produced years ago. Antique maps are available when we have them. The website will indicate sold out if the antique map is no longer available. Fine art reproductions of every map are always available.
  • Lead time: Unframed antique maps are typically ready for shipment or pickup within a few days of order placement. Some antique maps are listed on our website and must be brought in from other dealers. In those cases, additional days are required to get the map to us before shipping or pickup can take place.

Fine Art Prints / Reproduction Maps

  • Printing: We print in-house to control all aspects of print quality and consistency.
  • Printers: We exclusively utilize Epson commercial-grade Ultrachrome printers and pigment inks.
  • Papers: We print onto Epson Premium and Ultra-premium matte-finish papers engineered for Epson Ultrachrome printers.
  • Paper Sizes / Prices:
    • Small 8 1/2" x 11" $14.95
    • Studio 11" x 14" $19.95
    • Medium 13" x 19" $29.95
    • Intermediate 18" x 24" $49.95
    • Large 24" x 34~35" $69.95
  • Quality: Our fine art prints are museum-quality, no-fade, color-stable, acid-free, and archival.
  • Layout: All maps are printed as large as possible onto the selected paper size. The original proportions of the map are maintained. No stretching to fill the paper occurs. Given that the proportions of each map rarely matches that of the paper, there is always white space around the map. Maps are centered onto the paper as much as possible.
  • Lead time: Unframed prints are typically ready for shipment or pickup within a few days of order placement.

Framing

  • Fabrication: All of our frames are 100% made in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. We have a longstanding relationship with a local fine art framer who exclusively produces all of our frames.
  • Types: We offer three types of framing. Scroll down for details about...
    Custom/Archival Framing
    Economy/Non-Archival Framing
    Studio/No Matting and Medium/No Matting Framing
  • Why choose Custom/Archival framing? We recommend Custom/Archival frames when framing any antique map. All antique maps can fade when exposed to direct or indirect sunlight. Custom/Archival frames feature UV-resistant glazing to protect an antique map from fading. Custom/Archival frames feature acid-free mat boards and backing boards that will not damage the antique map. Store bought frames typically do not use UV-resistant glass nor acid-free materials. A Custom/Archival frame is the best way to protect and display an antique map for the ages.
  • Why choose Economy/Non-Archival framing? Economy/Non-Archival frames are perfect for our reproduction maps. Since our fine art prints are archival (made with archival inks and acid-free papers), UV-resistant glazing nor acid-free boards are required to protect the reproduction. Economy/Non-Archival frames offer a sensible price point and affordable way to bring a framed map into any space.
  • Frame Prices:
    All frame prices listed below do not include the cost of any antique map, map reproduction, print, shipping, or sales tax. See any individual map page on our site to explore calculated total costs for map + frame + sales tax + shipping.
    • Custom/Archival Small $89.95
    • Custom/Archival Medium $129.95
    • Custom/Archival Intermediate $199.95
    • Custom/Archival Large $249.95
    • Economy/Non-Archival Small $49.95 (11" x 14")
    • Economy/Non-Archival Medium $69.95 (16" x 20")
    • Studio/No Matting $40.00 (11" x 14")
    • Medium/No Matting $49.95 (13" x 19")
  • Shipping: Frames are shipped in robust packaging with insurance.
  • Frame Lead Times:
    • Custom/Archival Frames are hand-fabricated to order at our outside fine art framer's shop. They have a lead time of 2-3 weeks before they are ready for shipment or pick up.
    • Economy/Non-Archival Frames are hand-fabricated to order at our outside fine art framer's shop. They have a lead time of 1-2 weeks before they are ready for shipment or pick up.
    • Studio/No-Matting and Medium/No Matting Frames have their final assembly produced in house. They have a lead time of 4-6 days before they are ready for shipment or pick up.

Custom/Archival: Custom/Archival frames are constructed from painted wood with UV-resistant glazing to protect an antique map from fading. Custom/Archival frames feature acid-free mat boards and backing boards that will not damage the antique map. Each Custom/Archival frame comes with professional paper backing, hanging wire installed, and even a hook and a nail (see photo below). We offer four styles of Custom/Archival frames.

Custom/Archival: Black Basic

Custom/Archival: Black Stepped


Custom/Archival: Cherry Finish 


Custom/Archival: Cherry Finish with Gold (Small & Medium Only)



Economy/Non-Archival Framing: Economy/Non-Archival frames are constructed from painted with with plate glass. They are perfect for our reproduction maps. Since our fine art prints are archival (made with archival inks and acid-free papers), UV-resistant glazing nor acid-free boards are required to protect the reproduction. To keep costs down and offer the highest quality at the lowest price, Economy/Non-Archival frames are available in one style, black with a square profile. Each frame comes with claw hanger on the back.

Studio/No-Matting Framing: There are the same as our Economy/Non-Archival frames except that they lack matting. They accommodate our Studio 11" x 14" prints. To keep costs down and offer the highest quality at the lowest price, Medium/No-Matting frames are available in one style, black with a square profile. Each frame comes with claw hanger on the back.

Medium/No-Matting Framing: There are the same as our Economy/Non-Archival frames except that they lack matting. They accommodate our Medium 13" x 19" prints. To keep costs down and offer the highest quality at the lowest price, Medium/No-Matting frames are available in one style, black with a square profile. Each frame comes with claw hanger on the back.