MOTCO UK DIRECTORY AND IMAGE DATABASE - ANTIQUE MAPS, PRINTS & BOOKS

This website contains a reference database of topographical prints, maps, prospects and panoramas of London, the Thames and the UK. It also provides the opportunity to purchase CDs of the London maps and high quality reproductions which make excellent gifts.

*** THESE CDS MAKE EXCELLENT GIFTS ***

CDS OF THE GREAT MAPS OF LONDON WITH VERY LARGE IMAGES AND FULL PLACE NAME INDEXES.

ALL CDS ARE NOW MAC COMPATIBLE

1891 - Find your way round late-Victorian London
1862 - Find your way round mid-Victorian London
1830 - Find your way round London c.1830
1799 - Find your way round London in 1799
1786 - 15 Miles round London in 1786
1746 - 10 Miles round London in 1746 *** NEW ***
1746 - Find your way round mid-Georgian London
1720 - Find your way round early Georgian London
1910 - Harben's Dictionary of (the City of) London

Full list of CDs, prices and how to order.

"I found the CDs easy to use",

"...the quality of the images is superb",

"...these CDs can be strongly recommended",

"...far in advance of what most major libraries ... were able to undertake."


Comments by Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections at the British Library

MAPS - REPRODUCTIONS TO BUY See new additions.

PRINTS - REPRODUCTIONS TO BUY

MAPS - REFERENCE DATABASE
The database now contains ten maps, including four of the Great Maps of London (1746, 1799, 1830 and 1862) with indexes.

PRINTS - REFERENCE DATABASE
The database now contains images of about 3,500 prints of London and Great Britain. These may be accessed via indexes of place names or by the original series in which they were published.

PROSPECTS AND PANORAMAS
Only three items in this section so far. (Ed.)

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Feature for the City of Westminster Libraries and Archives on William Blake WILLIAM BLAKE, items from the Preston Blake Collection.

MONK'S CALENDAR

Feature showing a RANDOM SELECTION from the Image Database every 10 to 15 seconds. Prototype MAP COMPARISON feature, currently available for the Rocque and Greenwood maps, below. We suggest however you access the maps individually first. Latest issue of mapforum.com, on-line publication for map collectors and dealers.


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ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON 1808  1 Vol I, page 9 Drawing from Life at the Royal Academy, (Somerset House). Harraden Aquatin. (later state: 'Bluck Aquat.') Jany 1, 1808. 195 x 260/235 x 285mm. About this Series

"FROM THE MOTCO IMAGE DATABASE"

 

 

 

In or linked from these MOTCO sites you will find the MOTCO images database project for prints and maps, examples of web sites we have created and maintain for antique books and prints dealers - Marlborough Rare Books and Old Church Galleries, auctioneers' catalogues including illustrations and prices actually obtained - Bloomsbury Book Auctions, directories relevant to collectors, and direct links to the relevant departments, calendars and catalogues for leading auction houses, dealers and associations such as, Bonhams, Phillips, Sothebys, Christie's and Interactive Collector.

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