World maps were a challenge for each professional cartograph till 20. century. You can choose world maps from year 1565 till late 19th century map from 1894. Each map has its own mysterious story. Our old maps show over 200 years of cartography evolution!
Modern world with countries of today in antique style!
In the map you will find the trace of history, but all readable. No upper limit in size!
1565 World Map
Lat.language. Great south continent Terra incognita. Nice illustrations of sea monsters and explorers ships.
1580 Typus Orbis Terrarum
Latin language. Author Ortelius. Illustrations of ships and mythological sea creatures, idea of yet unknown southern continent. Colorful.
1587 Typus Orbis Terrarum
Latin language. Author Ortelius. Illustrations of ships and mythological sea creatures, first germs of the idea of yet unknown southern continent.
1664 Orbis Tabula
Latin language. llustrations of explorers, astronoms, conquistadors and god. California as an island. Very colorful.
1716 Planiglobii Terrestris
Latin language. Illustrated southern&northern constellation, vulcano Etna, Norwegan vortex, natural phenomenon. Very colorful.
French. California is still shown as an island, very beginnings of New Holland-Australia today. Portraits of the great explorers Magellan, Columb, Dampier.
1736 A New Map of The Whole World
English. California is still shown as an island. Motion artifact of trade winds. North pole sketch & images from conquistador expeditions..
French. Drawn circumnavigation of captains Magellan and Tasman. First germs of the coasts of New Zealand. Adriatic Sea shown as Venetian Bay.
1752 Orbis Vetus
Latin language. Indonesia is still associated with the beginnings of a new continent of Australia. Japan also has an incorrect shape.
1800 A New Chart of the World
English. One of the first maps showing all of the world known parts at the time. Charted courses of captain Cook, Wallis, Byron.
1806 Map of the World
English. Dedicated to the great captain James Cook, with his detailed portrait. Detailed circumnavigation of all three Cook's voyages. Really rich content.
1819 Chart of the World
English. Europe/Africa in the West with repeating in the East, in the middle America and Pacific. Circumnavigations with rich notes from captains logbooks.
1831 Chart of the World
English. Drawn voyages of Cook, Columbus, Tasman. Rich notes from captains logbooks. Oceania already cartographed in details.
1847 The World
English. Frame drawings: London,New York,Istanbul,Rome,Canton,Paris..Drawn voyages, discoveries chronology, log notes of first expeditions to S/N pole.
1851 The World
English. British colonies are red-lined. Blue line are maritime trade routes. Illustrations: Egypt, London, Istanbul, Vesuvius, Gibraltar.
1851 Western Hemisphere
English. Western Hemisphere.Frame: illustrations of the natives and animals of the hemisphere. Map is compatible with the next map from the collection.
1851 Eastern Hemisphere
English. Eastern Hemisphere.Frame: illustrations of the natives and animals of the hemisphere. Map is compatible with a previous map from collection.
1857 World Map
English. Drawings of great voyages, flow of the ocean currents/depths.Distance table from London to global locations. Chronology of N pole exploration.
German. Sections of all the continents with the heights of mountains and islands. Length of the world's rivers. Population by races and languages.