ANTIQUE MAPS & PRINTS
We have been supplying
maps and prints by mail order for over
eminently suitable for framing and are
14 days Approval.
About Antique Maps and Prints
Printing processes and ILN
(Illustrated London News)
DEFINITIONS Etc USED IN ALL OUR OFFERS
As some words have
different 'flavours' or meanings in
different countries or for different
people, for the sake of clarity and in order to avoid
any misunderstandings over semantics, here are some
use frequently and the definition we
apply to them.
We have spent over 30 years in the
trade, dealing with major International
Auctions Houses, selling to most of the
principal Retailers in the world, so our
definitions are based on a wealth of
experience. We have 1000's of web pages
on line recording many of the tens of
thousands of the maps and prints passing
through our hands over the decades.
Lankarten und Stadt ansichten.
antiquos y impresiones antiguas.
et Cartes anciennes.
ITALIA: Stampe & Mappe antiche.
ANTIQUE: Printed at least 100 years ago.
VINTAGE: The item is old, usually, but
not exclusively, printed less than 100
SOURCE: In common with virtually all old
maps & prints, most items are sourced
(rescued) from an antique or vintage
book which has fallen into disrepair and
is beyond restoration, having lost or
damaged covers, or with missing or
damaged pages, etc.
PRINT: An image applied on paper by
whatsoever process. We use Print as an
all embracing generic term, not implying
any particular process. Whether the
image was produced from a wood, steel or
copper plate engraving, etching, by
lithography, photography or by any other
process and whether or not published as
a separate item, or in atlas,
periodical, book or magazine format,
etc., it is still a 'print'. Although
perhaps originally printed as an item
notionally capable of 'standing alone', the fact
that the print or map was then bound up
into atlas, book, periodical, magazine
or similar form, does not mean it
suddenly stopped being a map or print.
The same applies, if, many years later,
when the atlas or book had fallen into
poor order, the map or print was saved from
oblivion. It remains what it was when it
originally came off the printing
press. It is only in more recent years
that a separate industry has evolved,
where usually mass produced 'stand alone'
prints and reproductions have been
produced for the framing market. Older
prints were very rarely marketed
separately in the way that their modern
cousins are. It was perhaps the world
renowned artist J. M. W. Turner who took
the first tentative steps towards the
print making industry that exists today, when
his Turner Gallery was published.
ORIGINAL: Printed at the date
stated in the offer.
PICTURE: Virtually the same
definition as for 'print'. A general
generic term not implying any particular
CONDITION: Virtually all
historical & antiquarian items are
subject to some normal aging, which is
not obtrusive, unless stated otherwise.
GENERAL REMARKS: EandOE. Force Majeure. English law shall
apply. All items are offered subject to
remaining unsold. All right reserved by Julies
Antique Prints and Postaprint_UK.
What other legacy from the past
is still available today at such
affordable prices ?
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