I started collecting and selling antique maps in the early 1960's. Some visitors to Chester may remember my shop in Watergate Street which was there for 30 years before closing in 1998. The business is now entirely on the internet and I try to offer an efficient and personal service to customers.
I registered www.antiquemaps.com in November 1996 and built my own web site. This has changed a lot over the years and the version you are now looking at is a complete rebuild completed in the summer of 2011. Things change so much and the bother with creating your own website, rather than getting someone to to it for you, is that you can change it whenever you wish. I was tempted to do this in November 2021, whilst Covid- 19 raged throughout the world. It was a big update and took me until early January 2021. Having said that I can always find something which I think can be improved.
Finding your way around the web site I hope will come naturally with a pull down menu appearing at the top of off the pages. If you want to see the structure of the web site have a look at the site map. Building a web site has come a long way since the 1990's and as most users now have a broadband connection it is possible to include large photographs of the maps. There is a search page although there is a provision to do a search on many of the web pages.
All the maps I offer are genuine early specimens published in or around the year indicated. Each map comes with a printed guarantee label.
How to order and pay is all set out on the Ordering Page. The antique prints I am able to offer can be found here. The antique prints can be combined with maps from this site on one order so there is just one amount to pay for postage and packing. Don't forget that the postage and packing charge is per order which can be any number of items. There is a minimum order value of fifteen pounds.
44 1244 336004
I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.