Welcome to our Collections
Our main collection focuses on North America and dates from just
after the Treaty of Paris of 1763, which marked the end of the French/Indian
war for control of Canada. The maps, charts, plans and surveys presented here
represent British map and charts making at its pinnacle and they formed the basis
of all future map-making.
our North American collection are charts of the Bahamas, Bermuda
and the Caribbean Islands which have been so important to both the
United States and Great Britain over the years, not least in times of war.
The Canada and the Great Lakes collection includes
historic, original surveys of all of the Great Lakes completed by Henry
Bayfield, William FitzWilliam Owen and Josheph Bouchette
We have a near complete collection of Honourable East India Company
surveys and charts of the Persian or Arabian Gulf and the states which
form that region. All the work of Maughan, Bartholomew, Guy, Brucks, Constable,
Stiffe and Bateman.
We also have
a small, but impressive, collection of Captain James Cook surveys completed on
his voyages to New Zealand.
We are currently researching and reproducing rare and spectacular surveys, maps and plans of China and Beijing/Peking in particular.
We do have some charts and maps from around the
UK but as we are a British Company and live here, we have only a few as
our focus has always been over the horizon...
Welcome to our world..
Charts offer high quality giclée reproductions which are printed on
fine-art papers using the best Epson Ultra-Chrome and K3 inks. For each
map/chart we show the original size that the map/chart was drawn at, and
in some cases these can be very large images. All
prints can be purchased at the original size but we are able to print
to size-order (usually at half, quarter and eighth of the original
area size). Please be aware that the more the map/chart is reduced in
size, the greater the chance that some finer details on the map/chart
may be lost (such as place names or soundings). In
some cases we can offer larger images than the original - if for
instance the original map/chart is quite small and your wall space
If you have any special sizing or print requirements, please ask us. We will be happy to advise and quote for your individual requirements.