Antique Historical Maps

Royalty Free Antique Maps 1500-1900. For Illustrations, Graphic Design, Scrapbooking, Education and Web

Antique Vintage World Projection Map 1595, created Amsterday, I. Hondius. Shows routes around the world of Sir Francis Drake between 1577 and 1580 and Thomas Cavendish between 1586 and 1588. Includes test, 2 ancillary maps showing landing at California and Java, 2 ancillary views showing Drake’s welcome at Moluccas and Drake’s ship cast up on the rocks near the Celebes.

A Complete Collection of Royalty-Free,  Antique Historical Maps

Perfect for Presentations, Websites, Design, and Education Projects

Clip Art Antique Maps Included in the Royality Free Collection

World Antique Maps

North America

United States

US States

South America



Middle East


US and World Cities

Download a Complete Antique Historical Maps Clip Art Collection

A unique royalty-free downloadable collection of over 125 Antique and Historical Maps from the US Library of Congress Geography and Map Division’s historical map collections.

Map Conditions: Our maps come from the US Library of Congress Geography and Map Division’s historical maps. And with them come all the bumps and lumps of time. We have done minimal editing of these files. We prefer to keep them as real as possible. The main cleaning up is removing the date stamps and other markings that have been put on overtime. We have kept the wonderful look and feel of an antique map. So some have stains and mold markings, tears, and rips. They aren’t perfect, that is why we love em.

Antique maps from the 1500s to the 1900s in the collection.
• World Maps, 1700-1889
• European Maps, 1594-1890
• The Americas, North, 1606-1826
• The Americas, South, 1630-1912
• Asia, 1570-1903
• Africa, 1660-1800
• Middle East, 1696-1904
• US Maps, 1657-1838
• Various State and City maps, 1711-1922

File Format: Our digital images come in RGB JPG formats in two resolutions, 300 dpi, and 72 dpi. The high res images range in size from 10” to 18” wide, an average of around 40mb, the 72 dpi images are 10” wide and average around 1.3mb. JPG maps can be edited and customized in pretty much any bitmap photo drawing programs such as Adobe Photoshop, and Paint Brush. JPG maps also work well with graphic and presentation programs like Adobe In-Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Word.

The files have been broken down by area with High and Lo-Res jpg antique maps in each file.

Royalty-Free Antique Clip Art Maps for Projects of All Kinds

Antique Home Page Graphic with samples

Royalty-Free, Antique, Historical, Vintage Maps, 1500s-1900s

Easy to Edit in a Photo Editing Program Like PhotoShop

Compatible with Any Program that Accepts JPG Files

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Use with Digital, Print, Web, Video, and Social Media Projects

Immediate Download, Two JPG Resolutions, 300 and 72dpi

Perfect for Design, Educational, and Craft Projects

Discover the Endless Possibilities of Antique Maps!

Are you looking for a touch of timeless elegance or a unique twist to your project? Look no further than antique maps, your gateway to a world of creativity and inspiration. These historical treasures aren't just relics of the past; they're your key to unlocking a multitude of captivating uses.

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Elevate Your Decor: Transform your space into a historical masterpiece with our exquisite antique map prints. These timeless pieces add a touch of sophistication to any home, office, or business.

Dive into History: Immerse yourself in the past and embark on a journey of historical discovery. Antique maps are invaluable resources for researchers, genealogists, and educators.

Unique Gift-Giving: Make your gifts unforgettable with antique map wrapping paper. Your presents will stand out and convey a sense of thoughtfulness and adventure.

Unleash Your Creativity: Crafters and artists, take note! Antique maps are fantastic materials for your projects. Create stunning artwork, jigsaw puzzles, and custom designs that tell a story.

Film & Theater Magic: Add authenticity to your production with antique map props. Transport your audience to another era and captivate their imaginations.

Interior Design Marvels: Renovate your space with a touch of history. Antique maps can be incorporated into wallpaper, murals, or custom furnishings, creating a unique and captivating atmosphere.

Educational Excellence: Teachers and historians, enrich your lessons with antique map illustrations. Help students connect with history and geography in a memorable way.

North America map for Craft projects, notebook
Antique Vintage World Projection Clip Art Map 1700, North and South America, Canada, edge of Africa, highly illustrated. jpg format

Collecting Legacy: Join the ranks of passionate collectors. Antique maps are not just artifacts; they are windows into history, culture, and art.

Geo-Adventures Await: History enthusiasts, antique maps are your companions for exploration and adventure. 

Treasures of Tomorrow: Bridge the gap between history and technology.


Unlock the possibilities with antique maps and let history, art, and culture infuse your projects with character and distinction. Choose from our curated collection of antique maps or create custom designs to make your vision a reality. Discover the magic of antique maps today!