When we first opened the gallery in 1983, we thought we would limit our inventory of maps and charts to those of the Carolinas. That rapidly expanded to maps of the Southeast United States. Our collection has now grown to include maps and charts from around the world, some dating from as early as the 16th century. Antique maps are fascinating! While often highly decorative, they also tell the story of history. As interest in collecting antique maps has increased rapidly over recent years, their values have consistently risen and served as an additional incentive for investing in these rarities. Our inventory of maps and charts is constantly changing so please call and let us know your specific area of interest. The maps shown here on our website only represent a small portion of our inventory. If we do not have what you are looking for at the moment we will be pleased to help you locate it.

North America

  • A General Map of the United States Plate from "A Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World"
    by J. Bartholomew
    Philadelphia, ca. 1890
    Chromolithograph
  • United States with Upper & Lower Canada By George F Chuchley
    London, 1856
    18-1/4 x 14-3/4 image
    Price: $295

Central & South America

  • Carte de L'Amerique Meridionale Pour L'Histoire Generale des Voyages in 8" Copperplate Engraving
    By Bellin / Prevost
    Paris, 1747-1780
    Price: $250
  • Mexico and Guatemala Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    By Thomas Cowperthwait and Co.,
    Philadelphia, 1850
    Price: $245
  • New Granada, Venezuela and Guiana – Peru and Equador – Argentine Confederation Hand-colored engraving
    By Augustus Mitchell
    from Mitchells New General Atlas and Co. ca.1867

Southeast United States

  • Alabama By JH Colton
    New York, 1855
    16-1/2 x 13 image
    $185
  • Colton's Georgia Hand Colored Engraving
    by J.H.Colton and Co.
    New York, ca. 1855
    17 x 14 image
    Price: $375
  • Florida Hand-colored steel-plate engraving
    By Augustus Mitchell
    Philadelphia, ca.1874
    12 x 15 image
  • Florida (Mobile inset) Hand-colored steel-plate engraving
    By Augustus Mitchell
    Philadelphia, ca.1874
    12 x 15 image
  • Louisiana By Colton
    New York, 1855
    12-1/4 x 15 image
    Price: $395.00

The Carolinas

  • A Map of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands Hand-Colored Copper Plate Engraving
    by Mark Catesby
    from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands
    London, 1743 Second State Edition 20 x 25-3/8 image SOLD
  • A New Map of North Carolina "with the Canals, Roads & Distances from place to place along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes"
    By Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co
    Philadelphia, 1861
    12-1/2 x 14-1/2 image
    Price: $150
  • A Plan of Port Royal in South Carolina Copperplate Engraving
    Surveyed by Captain John Gascoigne
    Published for Sayer & Bennett,
    London, ca. 1777
    29 1/8 x 24 image
    Price: $9,000
  • Charleston Harbor Charleston Harbor
    Reduced from the Original Survey
    Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    New York, 1837
    SOLD
  • Charleston Harbor Charleston Harbor
    Reduced from the Original Survey
    Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    New York, 1850
    Framed to Museum Standards
    SOLD
  • Johnson’s North and South Carolina With insets of Chimney Rock, Table Mountain, Plan of Charleston
    18 1/4 x 26 1/4 image
    Price: $325
  • Les Etats Unis De L'Amerique Septentrionale... Copper Plate Engraving
    by Rigobert Bonne
    Paris, ca. 1788
    16-3/4 x 11-1/2 image
    Price: $555
  • North and South Carolina with insets of Charleston and Charleston Harbor by Augustus Mitchell
    Philadelphia, 1884
    11-3/4 x 14 image
    Price: $300
    SOLD
  • North Carolina by Colton
    New York, 1858
    16-1/2 x 18-1/2 image
    21 x 23-1/2 matted
    Price: $295
  • South Carolina South Carolina
    J.H. Colton
    Detailed map with counties, towns, roads, railroads, canals, post offices, rivers, and lakes with an inset of plan of Charleston Vicinity and Harbor
    New York, 1858
    Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    $385
  • South Carolina and North Carolina Johnson's North and South Carolina (with large inset of Charleston Harbor)
    A.J. Johnson
    New York, 1870
    Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    $325

Robert Mills Maps

  • Barnwell District by Robert Mills
    1825, Baltimore
    27 x 31-1/2 image
    Price: $700
    SOLD
  • Chester District by Robert Mills
    1825, Baltimore
    21-1/2 x 27-1/2 image
    Price: $650
  • Georgetown District by Robert Mills
    1838, Baltimore
    SOLD
  • York District by Robert Mills
    1838 Baltimore
    21 x 26-3/4 image
    Price: $950

Northeast United States

  • A New Map of Pennsylvania with its Canals, Rail – Roads by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, 1850
    13-3/4 x 17 image
    Price: $200
  • Connecticut Hand-Colored Steel Plate Engraving
    by J.H. Colton & Co.
    New York, ca. 1855
    14-1/2 x 16-1/2 image
    Price: $350 Matted to Museum Standards
  • Geographical, Statistical and Historic Map of Massachusetts by Carey & Lea
    Philadelphia, 1823
    18 x 22 image
    23-1/2 x 27 image
    Price: $395
  • Geographical, Statistical and Historic Map of Rhode Island by Carey and Lea
    Philadelphia 1822
    17-1/2 x 22 image
    23 x 27 image
    Price: $395
    SOLD
  • Maine Hand-Colored Steel Plate Engraving
    by Johnson & Ward
    New York, ca. 1866
    18 x 14-1/4 image
    Price: $75
  • Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island Hand-Colored Steel Engraving
    by Johnson & Ward
    from "Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World"
    New York , ca 1863
    18 x 26-1/4 image
    Price: $250
  • New Hampshire & Vermont Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia , ca 1850.
    18 x 26-1/4 image
    Price: $250
  • New Jersey Hand-Colored Steel Engraving
    by A.J. Johnson
    from "Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World"
    New York , ca 1866
    18 x 14-1/4 image
    Price: $320 Matted to Museum Standards
  • New York Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by H.C. Carey & I. Lea
    from "A Complete Historical Chronological & Geographical American Atlas"
    Philadelphia, ca. 1823
    19 x 24 image
    Price: $1,560
  • Virginia A New Map of Virginia with its Canals, Roads, & Distances from Place to Place, along the Stage and Steam Boat Routes
    Samuel Augustus Mitchell
    Philadelphia, 1847
    Colored Copperplate Engraving
    $295

Midatlantic United States

  • A New Map of the State of Ohio by T. Cowperthwait
    1853
    16-1/2 x 13-1/2 image
    Price: $200
  • City of Washington City of Washington
    Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, 1850
    Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving
    $275
  • Delaware & Maryland with Inset of Washington D.C.
    Hand-Colored Steel-Plate Engraving
    by J.H. Colton & Co.
    New York, ca. 1855
    13-1/2 x 16-1/2 image
    Price: $195
  • Delaware & Maryland with Inset of Washington D.C.
    Hand-Colored Steel Plate Engraving
    by J.H. Colton & Co.
    New York, ca. 1855
    13-1/2 x 16-1/2 image
    Price: $195
  • Geographical, Statistical & Historical Map of Maryland by Carey & Lea
    Philadelphia, 1823
    18 x 22 image
    23-1/2 x 27 matted
    Price: $395

West United States

  • California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Part of Montana Crhomolithograph
    Plate from "A Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World"
    by J. Bartholomew
    London, ca 1875
    17-3/4 x 13-1/4 image
    Price: $95
  • Washington & Oregon Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Johnson & Ward
    ca. 1863
    14 x 18 image
    Price: $250

Midwest United States

  • A New Map of the State of Illinois
  • A New Map of the State of Wisconsin
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota & Dakota

Southwest United States

  • County Map of The State of Texas by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr.
    1873, Philadelphia
    15 1/8 X 23 1/8 image
    Price: $500.00

City Plans

  • "The City of Louisville" and "The City of New Orleans" Hand-Colored Engraving
    by J.H. Colton & Co.
    New York, ca. 1855
    17-1/2 x 14-1/2 image
    Price: $245
  • St. Louis Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Augustus Mitchell
    ca. 1855
    15-1/2 x 12 image
    Price: $185

Charts

  • Chart of the Coast of South Carolina Showing the Location of the Natural Oyster Beds from Hilton Head to Jones Id. US Commission of Fish and Fisheries
    ca. 1891
    18-1/2 x 17-1/2 image
    SOLD
  • Chart of the Coast of South Carolina Showing the Location of the Natural Oyster Beds from Kiawah Id. to Otter Id. Lithograph with Modern Hand-Coloring
    US Commission of Fish and Fisheries
    ca. 1891
    25-1/2 x 22 image
    SOLD
  • Chart of the Coast of South Carolina Showing the Location of the Natural Oyster Beds from Otter Id. to Pritchards Id Lithograph with Modern Hand-Coloring
    US Commission of Fish and Fisheries
    ca. 1891
    31 x 20-3/4 image
    $525
  • US Coast Survey Sketch E Showing the Progress of the Survey in Section No. V from 1847 to 1866 Southeast Coast Jacksonville, FL to folly Island,SC
    Hand Colored Lithograph
    US Coastal Survey
    A.D. Bache, Superintendent
    1866
    Price: $395
    SOLD

Europe

  • France-Belgium Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Christoph Weigel
    Nuremburg, ca. 1712
    13-1/2 x 17 image
    Price: $395
  • Great Britain and Ireland by Bowen
    15 x 18 matted
    Price: $525
  • Johnson's Austria, Turkey in Europe and Greece Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Johnson & Ward
    New York, ca. 1863
    17-7/8 x 26-1/8 image
    Price: $250
  • Johnson's Switzerland Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Johnson & Ward
    New York, ca. 1863
    14 x 17 image
    Price: $150
  • Map of Europe Hand-Colored Engraving
    by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, ca. 1855
    17 x 27 image
    Price: $450
  • Mapa dos Reynos de Portugal (inset) Hand-colored Copper Plate Engraving
    by Rigorbert Bonne
    1771
    15-1/4 x 20-3/4 image
    Price: $450
  • Mapa dos Reynos de Portugal E Algarve... Hand-colored Copper Plate Engraving
    by Rigorbert Bonne
    1771
    15-1/4 x 20-3/4 image
    Price: $450
  • Novissima & Exactissima Totius Regni Neapolis (Italy) by Homann
    23-1/2 x 20-1/2 image
    Price: $1200
  • Russia in Europe Hand Colored Engraving
    Plate from "Mitchell's New Universal Atlas of the World"
    by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, ca 1855
    16 x 13 image
    Price: $150
  • Sweden and Norway Hand-Colored Engraving
    by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, ca. 1855
    17 x 14 image
    Price: $150
  • Switzerland Hand-Colored Engraving
    by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, ca. 1850
    14 x 17 image
    Price: $200

Africa

  • Egypt Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
    by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
    Philadelphia, ca 1850
    17 x 14 image
    Price: $250

World Maps

  • Johnson's Eastern and Western Hemispheres Hand-colored Copper Plate Engraving
    by Johnson & Ward
    ca. 1864
    18 x 27 image
    Price: $495
    SOLD

Robert Mills Maps from "The Atlas of the State of South Carolina"

A protégé of Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills is known to have helped define and shape the architectural symbolism of the early republic. Robert Mills trained under Jefferson becoming the first native-born American architect. He is most well known for the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Institute, yet he was responsible for many other government buildings in Washington, D.C. In the South, his beautifully designed buildings are scattered throughout the state of South Carolina.

The Atlas of the State of South Carolina was presented to the South Carolina State Senate in 1826. It was the first systematic atlas of any state in the union, and it was touted as being significantly better than comparable European publications. Mills devoted nearly 4 years of his life to this project. As an architect, surveyor and cartographer, he contributed to this vast project in a variety of ways. Responsible for producing the first atlas of an American state, he later noted that South Carolina was now acknowledged to be in advance of her sister states. The legend of each map bears the surveyor's name and notes that the map was improved for Mills' Atlas, 1825. Mills himself reprinted the Atlas in a rare edition in 1838. The second edition can be distinguished easily from the first because the year 1825 was erased from the printing plates before they were reused. Frequently the district maps of the first edition are not colored, but the ones of the second edition all seem to have boundaries of magenta watercolor.