Neatline Antique Maps
World - Hemispheres
Polar - Arctic
Mexico & Central America
Cuba - West Indies - Caribbean
Argentina - Chile - Tierra del Fuego
England - Ireland - Scotland - Wales
Iceland & Scandinavia
Turkey - Ottoman
Eastern Mediterranean - Holy Land
Arabia & the Red Sea
India - Pakistan
Southeast Asia - Philippines
China - Japan - Korea
Curiosities - Miscellanea
Atlases & Books
A short discussion of the mapping of Arabia in European maps, from the Ptolemaic tradition to the Royal Danish Expedition of the 1760s.
A detailed look at some of the features found on an 1877 bird's-eye-view of San Francisco.
1877 Philo Jacoby's California Almanac - Ansight von San Francisco [with video]
Topics include: the Mountains of the Moon, Greenland as a peninsula, and the 'Dragon Tail' model of the Malay Peninsula.
1541 Fries - Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit...
The "Legendary lost chart of Captain Cook."
1784 Roberts/Faden - Chart of the N. W. Coast of America and the N. E. Coast of Asia, Explored in the Years 1778 and 1779
A quick look at an 1861 first-edition of Wackenreuder's seminal map of San Francisco.
1861 Wackenreuder - City and County of San Francisco...[rare first edition!]
A quick look at Ortelius's map of Japan and the myth of Korea as an Island.
1630 Mercator & Cloppenburgh - Iaponia [Korea as island]
1631 H. Hondius - Asia recens summa cura delineata [misshapen Korea]
A short video essay looking at maps and the Outside Lands Act of 1866.
1868 Britton & Rey - Map of the Outside Lands of the City and County of San Francisco
1864 Butler - City and County of San Francisco. Carefully Compiled from recent surveys, including all the new additions of Cities, Towns, and Villas, delineating the lines of Ranchos...
A short video essay looking at Samuel Lewis's rare War of 1812 map.
1813 S. Lewis - A Correct Map of the United States with the West Indies from the Best Authorities
A comparison of plates 2 and 3 of Abraham Ortelius map of the Western Hemisphere: Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.
1579 Ortelius - Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio [old color]
1588 Ortelius - Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio
A look at the beginnings of urban San Francisco using Eddy's 1849 map, one of earliest obtainable maps of the city.
1849 Eddy - Official Map of San Francisco [one of earliest obtainable maps of SF]
A short video essay looking at one of the earliest and most important maps available to collectors.
1541 Waldseemüller/Fries Tabula Terrae Novae [Christopher Columbus]
Transformations of Istanbul: from Byzantium to Constantinople, to the city we know today.
1582 Braun & Hogenberg - Byzantium nunc Constantinopolis [old color]
The last efforts of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad to attract customers from San Francisco.
1925 Edward Denny - Hiking map of Marin County [Northwestern Pacific Railroad]