The Blue Monocle collection brings together a wide variety of antique maps, vintage photographs, and vintage posters from the 15th through the early 20th centuries. We love historical maps and prints because they are truly windows onto history, showing paths of exploration, scientific discovery, developing and changing societies, and more. They also connect us to the places that are most important to us: our towns, our ancestry, and our common heritage. Plus, many of them are beautiful works of art in their own right.
Fine Art Reproductions
All of the images on our site are available for purchase as fine art print reproductions. Our images have been lovingly restored to ensure a high quality fine art print. There are two places where you can purchase prints:
We've selected a subset of the most popular and interesting images from our collection for sale on Etsy. We print all of the items in our Etsy store ourselves using 100% cotton fine art papers and archival pigments inks.
All of our images are available at Fine Art America for purchase as fine art prints on a variety of print surfaces, including matte fine art paper, photo paper, canvas, and more. Fine Art America also offers framing and mounting services so you can purchase a print that's ready to hang on your wall.
Our collection has expanded over the years (and keeps on growing!) from a small initial collection of maps, and now includes some of our favorite vintage photos and posters. We've had the privilege to make prints for numerous museums, universities, and television and movie productions, and our prints have been featured in InStyle Magazine and displayed on the set of The Martha Stewart Show.
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