About us

Located in Melbourne, Australia Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century, a period that produced achievements by some of history’s finest explorers, scientists and artists.

Our catalogue typically include rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers such as Ortelius, Speed, Blaeu, Anson, Cook, Gould and Audubon. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request.
In addition to supplying fine maps and prints we also provide an independent restoration and valuation service.

Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). They may be easily viewed through the following link: - http://abaa.org/. 
We are enthusiastic collectors ourselves of Antiquarian treasures and are happy to share our knowledge, discuss issues and provide information and assistance, both in general and about items we offer for sale.

Classical Images is primarily an Internet based enterprise enabling you to buy antique maps and print online, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Please call or email to arrange a viewing.

We look forward to hearing from you and please, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us......Simon Mayers