Antique Maps of theAtlantic Ocean and Bordering Countries

A selection of our historical Atlantic maps. Please contact us if you are looking for a particular map. Map margins are complete and wider than on the following images unless noted.

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Luftströmungen auf dem nordatlantischen Ocean im westlich. Gebiet der alten und im oestlichen Theiß der neuen Welt

"Luftströmungen auf dem nordatlantischen Ocean im westlich. Gebiet der alten und im oestlichen Theiß der neuen Welt"

Chart of air currents over the Atlantic Ocean west of Europe and Africa and east of North America.

Steel engraving. Original hand coloring.

Published in Schweinfurt, Germany. Ca. 1850

Only very light traces of age and use.

20,8 x 27,3 cm (ca. 8.2 x 10.7")

$ 70.00


Carte de L'Ocean Meridional

"Carte de L'Ocean Meridional .....". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1746. Modern hand coloring.

The southern Atlantic with boarding continents is the subject of this interesting map showing wind directions. In the lower left is Tierra del Fuego. The South American coast reaches as far north as the mouth of the Amazon River. The African coast is shown from the Equator southward to the Cap de Bonne Esperance. In the lower left is a tiny piece of land titled: Cap de la Circonsision. St. Helana and Tristan d'Acuã are clearly shown along with other smaller islands.

Upper margin has been widened. Almost invisible folds to fit book size. Otherwise Almost Very Good condition.

34.1 x 45.2 cm ( 13.4 x 17.8 ")

Order Nr. ATLANTIC235164SOLD

Pas Caart van de Vlaemsche Eylanden

ăPas Caart van de Vlaemsche Eylanden" Azore Islands

Copper etching from the Sea Atlas by Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699)

Original hand coloring. Reverse side blanco.

Amsterdam, 1659

The entire Azores Island group. Baroque cartouche held by a group of winged putti and Neptune.

No sequence number. This is a RARE MAP! Doncker's maps are noted for their acuracy and authenticity.

Printed on wondefully heavy paper. General age toning. Some spotting. Except for that the condition is almost very good.

43,2 x 53 cm (ca. 17 x 20.9")

$ 2800.00

Order Nr. PORTUGALMAP238108

"Karte vom Atlantischen Ocean Zur Uebersicht der Stroemungen und Handelsstrassen der Waerme Verbreitung des Seebodens" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Map shows the warm currents in the Atlantic Ocean according to Alexander von Humbolt, J. Rennell and other researchers of the time. In the lower left is an inset showing the currants around Cape Horn and Patagonia.

Map has a small repaired worm hole in upper right corner. Vertical centerfold.

21.5 x 27.3 cm ( 8.4 x 10.7 ")

$ 75.00


"Die neuwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen"

Early map of the Americas. Woodcut published in "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Munster (1488-1552).

This woodcut is from a German edition of the "Cosmographia"

printed in Basel, 1553.

"The "New World", still oddly shaped before mapping got more precise. We have to realize, that the discovery of America was just about half a century before this map was carved into a woodblock and published. But that's the charm of very early map making! In the Caribbean Sea some of the islands were already named and placed fairly accurately: Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola. Sciana (now Puerto Rico) carries the pennant of Spain. On the North American (US)-mainland we have only Florida named and shown much larger than the State of Florida comprises in modern times.

For the first time on a map the Pacific Ocean is named as such: Mare pacificum. While South America is definitely recognizable (even the Magellan Strait is mapped), the West Coast of North America is totally undiscovered. An interesting marginal note is the placing and naming of Japan. Japan is shown as one island quite near to North America and iras name is "Zipangri". Name and placement were taken from a globe produced by Johannes Schoener, which is a precious piece of art at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.

Condition: Woodcut has typical but new hand coloring. There is general light age toning. Margins all around show traces of age and use. Lower margin has reinforcements for no obvious reasons, applied probably centuries ago. A slightly visible crease through the Atlantic in lower right corner. Considering the age of the print, it condition is much better than good.

25,7 x 34,2 cm (ca. 10.1 x 13.5")

$ 7200.00

Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA251769


Reverse side:

"America noviter delineata"

Copper etching by Matthaeus Merian ( 1593 - 1650 ).

This attractive map shows North abd South America based on the world map by Willem Blaeu.

At the top of the map is a small inset showing Iceland and Greenland.

The Azores, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde Islands are clearly shown off the coast of Africa.

Notice how much of North America is yest to be discovered and mapped.

Map has very pleasant contemporary hand coloring.

This map was published in Frankfurt in 1638.

Map has repairs in the upper and lower margins on the centerfold that are
hardly visible on the front side. Fine image.

27.5 x 36.5 cm ( 10.8 x 13.9 ")


"Reisen des Columbus"

Historical map of the Columbus travels across the Atlantic to the Caribbean islands.

The lines are dated with the trips Columbus made across the Atlantic.. Published in color 1881.
Vertical centerfold.

Map image: 18 x 23 cm ( 7 x 9")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. ATLANTICMAP253047

"Matin Beheim's Erdglobus, Oestliche Haelfte"

Chromolithograph showing the eastern half of the globe by Martin Beheim.
The red flags show the Portuguese discoveries.

Published 1881. Natural age toning.

Image: 11 x 14 cm ( 4.3 x 5.5")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. AFRICAMAP253283

"Die Insel des Hl. Braudanus"

St. Brendans Island is a mystical island in the Atlantic. This fascinating image
shows the island in the upper area. In the lower left are the Isulae Fortunatae ( Canary Islands ).

A priest is saying Mass on the back of the fish with a small group.
In the lower area is St. Brendan and two othe monks.

Wood engraving after Loewenbeg on a page of text published ca 1900. Text continues on the reverse side.

8 x 19 cm ( 3.1 x 7.4 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY252407

Globe by Martin Behaim

"Ozean Seite auf dem Globus des Martin Behaim aus dem Jahre 1492"
( Ocean side of the globe by Martin Behaim in 1492 )

Very interesting map from the globe of Martin Behaim with Europe and Africa on the right side
and Japan, Asia and Southeast Asia on the left side.This map was made before the discovery of
the American Hemisphere. In the ocean are the Canary and Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa.
On the left side are the islands of Japan and the Philippines off the coast of Asia.

This map was made after Knrad Kretchmer and published 1900. Reverse side is printed.

Diameter: 13 cm ( 5.1 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. ATLANTICMAP248793

Pascaarte vande Zee custen van Guinea, en Brasilia; Van Cabo de Verde,

"Pascaarte vande Zee custen van Guinea, en Brasilia; Van Cabo de Verde, tot C. de vona EsperançA: en van R. de Amazones tot Rio de la Plata, alles op wassende graaden gestelt. t Amsterdam." Copper etching von Johannes van Keulen (1654-1711) for "De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee Atlas ofte Water-werelt". Published ca 1710. Original hand coloring.

This interesting map was made primarily for sailors. Notice the many windroses and ships in the Atlantic. On the right side is part of Africa and on the left this map shows the eastern part of Brazil with French Guiana and the mouth of the Amazon in the north. The coastline reaches as far south as Río de la Plata. A decorative cartouche adds to the attraction of this map.

Map is shown photographed against a light background. Margins are narrow. Map has been mounted on stronger paper. There is a 5 cm repaired tear on left edge. Along the upper edge is a dark spot. General condition is Much Better than Good.

51.5 x 59.3 cm ( 20.2 x 23.3 ")



Carte de L'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

"Carte de L'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages"

Hand-colored copper etching by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)

Published in Paris, dated 1746

Very attractive hand coloring. Several horizontal and vertical folds to fit book size.

One tiny hole in folds' crossing. Otherwise very, very good condition!

31,2 x 44,5 cm (ca. 12.3 x 17.5")

Order Nr. ATLANTIC240481SOLD

Carte Reduite des Costes Occidentales d'Afrique

ăCarte Reduite des Costes Occidentales d'Afrique Premiere Feuille contenent Les Costes de Barbarie depuisnle Detroit de Gibraltar jusqu'au Cap Bojador et les Isles Canaries..."

Very attractive land and sea chart showing the Canaries and Madera in their exact location related to the African and European continents. Map of Gibraltar, Morocco, Canry Islands, Madera

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Very fine original hand-coloring

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Depot General de la Marine

Where: Paris

When: Dated 1753

Condition: Excellent

Measures: 54,7 x 86,7 cm (ca. 21.5 x 37.1")


Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip

"Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip."

Hand-colored copper etching from ăTheatrum Orbis Terrarum"

By Abraham Ortelius

Antwerp. From the very rare First Edition, 1570

Verso: Latin

Atlas page nr. 45

This is the much sought North Atlantic map from the ăTheatrum" .

Map shows Scandinavia. Finland, The Baltic Sea with its roundabout coastline of Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia up to Pechora in Russia. the North Sea coastline along Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France as far south as Dieppe. It shows the British Isles, All island groups in the North Atlantic, Greenland, Iceland, the first hint of the American continent in Nova Scotia. It also shows the mythical island of Frisland, which appeared on all North Atlantic maps up to the 1660ies and the North polar region.

Adorned with sea monsters and sail ships this is one of the most collected maps ever.

Along centerfold some very minor repairs. Otherwise excellent, especially for this First Edition exemplar.

35,7 x 48,7 cm (ca. 14 x 19.1")

Order Nr. ATLANTIC237384SOLD

Nord Atlantischer Ocean

" Nord Atlantischer Ocean " Steel engraving by Herm. Burghaus for Stieler. Dated 1870.

Interesting map showing some of the early Trans-Atlantic routes. In the upper left are two insets showing the east end ( Ireland ) and the west end ( Newfoundland ) of the Atlkantic Telegraph line. The overland telegraph lines are shown in red. Ocean depths are given.

Map has a vertical centerfold. Condition is very good.

34.6 x 41.5 cm ( 13.6 x 16.3 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. ATLANTIC236096SOLD

No Title

Steel engraving published 1840 showing New Foundland in the upper
part and the Channel Islands in the lower area.

17.5 x 10 cm ( 6.8 x 3.9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. ATLANTICMAP252098

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