Old Book Illustrations
are vintage pictures that were originally wood engravings or woodcuts, etchings or metal engravings. Old Book Art
is pictures, drawings, maps and other images from antiquarian, public-domain books and other old documents. [more inside]
's aim is to provide genealogists, students and historians with free access to high quality scans of rare and beautiful antique maps and views. The site displays a variety of highly collectable 18th and 19th century maps and plans of London
and the British Isles
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Do you know the way to San Jose?
I found this googling for map images for an animated title sequence I am doing. Wow. A treasure trove of antique maps of every age, description and location.
The U.S. Naval Observatory Library
features high-res scans
from antique books dealing with astronomy
and navigation. Wallpapers
Illusions, Delusions, and Confusions:
Mythical Geography in Antique Maps, courtesy the Philadelphia Print Shop. (via tui