REPLICAS
OF ANTIQUE MAPS

WHAT ARE REPLICAS OF ANTIQUE MAPS?

Welcome to the world of old map reproductions as souvenirs!

Old geographic maps have always aroused interest not only because of the geographic illustration of a certain area but also their ornamentation. Their embellishment makes them a timeless decoration in any premises and abundance of information an inexhaustible source of studying: exactly these trump cards turn maps into a rare and valuable gift.

An idle chat over a coffee (ok, maybe a beer :)) between two enthusiasts was more than enough for the Testimonium Latinum project to be launched: entirely new and unseen on the market - a unique Croatian souvenir consisting of a Latin diploma and an ancient map reproduction – and also a diploma as a single gift. Either as a souvenir or a personal or business present Testimonium latinum is exceptional in both its contents and appearance.

All of these has prompted us to revive and make at least some of them available.

All our old map reproductions have been digitally edited and redesigned so that in part they’re different to their respective originals. A painstaking and long redesign process is almost the same as the process the Flemish and Venetian cartographers embarked on in the 16th and 17th century, however we use modern tools. A copperplate print of a map is being filled with the missing parts, some bigger stains are removed and the map refreshed with colours. However, some defects that already exist on the original map have not been retouched as they reflect both character and charm of a vintage original. All map reproductions have firstly been digitally edited in high resolution and then printed by cutting-edge printing technology, high-quality ink and paper has been additionally waxed by a special know-how to give them an antique coating and make them as durable as possible.

We pride ourselves extremely on this redesign procedure as it ensured not only our presence on the market but also an ever growing demand for more than ten years.

We have on offer more than forty carefully chosen map motifs. Motifs of the world, Europe and the Mediterranean are best sold and followed by maps of Italy, France, Great Britain and Spain. Maps with motifs of Japan, the Indian Ocean, Russia and a map showing Marco Polo’s journeys also don’t fall behind.

All map motifs are genuine maritime maps from the time they were made. A wide range of motifs is always welcome: being on the souvenir market for over ten years has helped us to pick them carefully. This is why it is good to have e.g. a map of France or the Indian Ocean in a gift shop in Italy. All countries and destination are part of a huge sea power from that time. Every tourist, no matter where they come from, recognizes this wealth and consequently looks for their country. Exactly this entirety of map offer makes this souvenir not only a universal one but also a mandatory item in any superior gift shop.

Our old map reproductions are on offer in over fifty first-class gift shops in major tourist resorts across Croatia, Monte Negro and Italy.

Besides maps, we also provide wholesalers with presentation stands and cardboard tubes for maps. We firmly believe you’ll enjoy our catalogue: please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions whatsoever!

MAPS IN RETAIL

CATALOG

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Istria, from Orteli's atlas 1573, Petar Kopić

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Map of Istria, 1676, G. Blaeu

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Map of Croatia and the surroundings of Zadar, G. Cantelli, Rome, 1690

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Map of the Zadar region of Dalmatia. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, Venice, 1690

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Nothern Adriatic, Ivan Lučić-Johannes Bleau, Amsterdam, 1644.

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Map of Dalmatia J. van der Bruggen, 1737.

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Map maker:Joannes Baptista, Antwerp, 1596. The second earliest printed map of the world

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WORLD MAP; Released: Amsterdam, 1635; Author: Joan Blaeu

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Map of Europe, Guilielmo Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1660

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Map of Slavonija; Published: Vienna, 1737; Author: Johann Van Der Bruggen

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Dalmatia, J.B. Nolino after the maps by V.M. Coronelli, Paris 1690

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Dalmatia , Istria , Bosnia , Serbia , Croatia , Slavonia; Published 1684, G. Cantelli

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Dalmatia , Istria , Bosnia , Serbia , Croatia , Slavonia; Published 1684, G. Cantelli

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Dalmatia, G.M. Cassini, Rome, 1792

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Map of ancient Pannonia and Illyricum; from Orteli's Atlas 1590

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Illyrian countries according to the map of the Croatian historiographer Ivan Lučić, from Joh. Blaeu's atlas, 1669

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Map of the Gulf of Venice - Adriatic sea Hubert Jaillot , Paris 1693

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Map maker is Piere Duval, Abbevilleu, 1666; North Atlantic Ocean & the coast of Europe

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Gerard De Jode, Antwerp, 1578, Map of Italy, from the Speculum Orbis Terrarum, which along with Ortelius' Theatrum ORbis Terrarum are the earliest modern atlases of the World.

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Map Maker: Ortelius, 1574 Based on Giacomo Gastaldi's earlier map of Italy

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Map of Spain, published 1560-1600; Author: Paolo di Fornali Veronese

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Jansson, 1650. map of central and west Europe, Germany

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North Europe – France, Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp, 1603. Map from the Latin edition of Ortelius' Paregon.

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Map of the Indian Ocean, Pierre Duval, Antwerp 1665

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Ortelius 1570, Map of Indonesia, including India, New Guinea, China and NW coast of America, considered the first modern atlas.

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Map of France, Blaeu, 1634.

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Map of Britannia, John Blaeu, 1650.

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Map of Japan, Engelbert Kaempfer, 1727.

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Panorama of old Dubrovnik

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Colored view of Rijeka from 1689, Johann Weichard Valvasor

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Map of the Bay of Kotor, 1688 Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

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Map of Russia, Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam 1620.

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Map of Russia, Matthaus Merian, Frankfurt 1640.

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Colored view of Kvarner from 17. c., Vincenzo Coronelli, 1696

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Croatia at the time of King Tomislav

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Old map with journeys of Marco Polo, Author: Tomislav Jeličić, Croatia, Selce, 2015.

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William Berry, London 1685. The Mediterranean Sea Divided into the Eastern and Western Seas

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Part of Peutinger map showing Istria and Rome. Contains a original description of the replica made from Ortelius published in 1598.

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Map maker is Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp, 1573. Decorative map of Bohemia centered on Prague.

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Map maker is Jan Jansson & Petrus Kaerius, Amsterdam, 1620. Rare first edition of Jansson's rare early Carte-a-figures map of Bohemia and adjacent regions.

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Map maker is Nicholas Visscher, Amsterdam, 1680. Map of Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia and Lusatia

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Map maker is Blaeu, J. & G. Amsterdam, 1663. Map of Upper Austria

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