Nostagic Times Old Views and Vistas
Used in conjunction with maps and town plans, old views and vistas, topographical scenes, old photographs, postcards, advertisements in trade directories can be essential sources when researching the history of a street and its buildings. They allow you to get a visual feel for the area from many years ago, to note whether anything has changed to the building’s exterior, or to view the location surrounding the buildings.
Nostalgic Times – Old Views and Vistas
A great example is set out below; it is quite evident from the skyline that the image looking out across Birmingham has been taken from the same spot, reference the skyline and position of a key building in the foreground. They enable two snapshots in time, significantly the effect on the arrival of the railway.
As the famous cartographers were mapping our counties, towns and cities, down the centuries, many artists and illustrator’s were creating beautiful images that captured the scenic beauty of our historic counties, ever changing prospect views to nostalgic glimpses down roads and streets that have either now disappeared or changed dramatically. As the remaining uncharted parts of the World were being discovered, some of these more adventuresome artists have left us with some dramatic and thought provoking scenes from around the World – as they were seen for the first time, many, many years ago.
Fine artists and engravers such as William Henry Bartlett, W & E Finden, J Sands, William Boot and W.H Overend mastered the skilled discipline of engraving their subject matter onto hard steel printing plates which allowed for finer lines and longer print runs than the earlier copper based plates. Hundreds, sometimes thousands were printed, however now today some originals are quite rare and valuable. Over time we will be building up a comprehensive collection of images that can be ordered in a range of products. Most of the antique original old views and vistas have been sourced and continue to be sourced by two long standing antique map and print dealers.
Steve Bartrick based in Cheltenham - England
Steve has been dealing in antique prints and maps part-time since the 1980s and full-time since 1999. Specialising in smaller inexpensive topographical views of the 18th and 19th centuries he now trades solely through his website, selling antique originals to many countries around the world - to other dealers and galleries, as well as to individual customers looking for gifts or artwork for their own walls. If you are interested in viewing or purchasing antique originals you can visit Steve’s website at www.antiqueprints.com
Berian Williams based in Fishguard - Wales
Berian works with his wife, they have been dealers in antiquarian maps, sea charts and prints of all kind for the last 15 years. They regularly visit trade fairs and have an eye for rare antique maps and prints that continue to be added to their collections. If you interested in viewing or purchasing antique originals you can visit their website at www.antique-prints-maps.com
The images from our collections have been scanned to a very high resolution and art worked to an exceptional standard, making them available across our extensive range of products, make superb, unusual decorative reminders of a bygone age!
Our World wide range of images, spanning hundreds of countries has enabled a number of clients to review and select images from our collection tailored for their space and theme. We have supplied Hotels, Public Houses and Restaurants offering a range of International Cuisine.
One such example is the Indigo Bengali Restaurant located in Aldridge, West Midland’s. The frames and images were carefully chosen to fit into their design decor, antique images of the Taj Mahal, breathtaking views of 19th century India and Maps of Northern India add to the experience of dining at this well established venue that is popular with both locals and visitors.
For further information on our design and Install Service please contact Paul@mapseeker.co.uk