Wonderful Free Printable Vintage Maps To Download

Free Printable Vintage Maps For All Your Craft Needs

As so many of the crafts on Pillarboxblue involve maps, I have decided to share with you my collection of free printable vintage maps. So you can use them for your own crafts and DIYs.

It’s amazing how a decoupaged vintage map can transform the mundane into something awesome, such as with my map table IKEA hack. Vintage maps can also be used for printing onto wood and other surfaces too.

The maps I have scanned in from my collection are from the 1890’s, as these are copyright free. They include several country maps, a couple of world maps and city map.

I will be adding more maps at a later date so watch this space. Just click on the highlighted title of the map you want and you will be given a free PDF of the Map to print or save. I have scanned the maps in at a relatively high resolution so you should be able to get a good downloadable print.

Not sure what to do with a free printable vintage map, then check out my maps craft page for lots of cool ideas and inspiration.

Whether you want to transform a piece of furniture with maps or simply make some fun paper decorations, you should find something you like. The gorgeous map roses I made are one of my most popular posts and have been featured in several magazines.

Free printable vintage maps

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The Free Printable Vintage Maps

1. Europe map 1898
I love looking at old maps of Europe as so many boarders have changed over the last Century. Many countries have disappeared and new ones reborn even in the last 50 years with the break up of the Soviet Empire.

2. North America 1898

I’ve been to the States a few times New York and Atlanta. However, I love the Canadian Rockies and have had great vacations both in the winter and summer there. This year I visited Vancouver and the Gulf Islands which was fabulous. I don’t think it will be long before I wll return to North America. There are so many more wonderful cities and places to discover.

Vintage Map North America


3. World Map 1898

Vintage world map

4. England and Wales
I currently live nearly in the center of England, just slightly to the East. In a county town called Bedford. It’s probably as far as you can get to the coast from anywhere in the UK. Unfortunately, as I love the sea.

Vintage map of England And Wales

5. Berlin City Map
I visited Berlin just after the wall came down, I’d love to return again oneday.

vintage map Berlin City Map

6. Eastern United States
If you are a fan of the Eastern States and especially New York there are some faboulous vintage New York City maps free to download here.

Vintage Map Eastern USA

7. Italy
It really does look like a boot!

Vintage Map Italy 1898

8. Indian Sub Contenient
This is somewhere I visited a few times as a child. I have very fond memories of Sri Lanka and would love to take my own family there one day to see it.

9. United States of America

Vintage map of the USA

10. World Maps

Vintage World Map 1898

I’m always on the hunt for vintage maps and atlases, there is a wonderful source for copyright free antique maps here.

You can also find for more old maps of Europe here.

Free printable USA maps

Printable vintage maps


50 Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing. I’m making myself a photo/journal/keepsake book of a family cruise I went on with my parents and 25 other family members….your downloads are going to be part of the memories!

    • Thank you, your journal sounds lovely. What a fabulous experience the cruise must have been.

  2. This is awesome…. you wouldn’t have a vintage map of China by chance?

  3. Gorgeous maps! The last I can’t get to download though?

    • Thank you. I’ve fixed the link on the last map so you should be able to download it now.

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    That’s wonderful ! Thanks ! But, I think I didn’t see Africa… Are you going to post an Africa Map one day ?

  5. You are a sweet heart for doing this! thank so much! The maps are beautiful

  6. I have collected a few local, i.e. surrounding towns, maps and I want to make simple curtain ring ornaments with them with a tag that says, “Santa, please stop here.” for family and our church bazaar. Publisher’s Clearing House did great local maps but they haven’t found me yet!

    • Those sound like they will be fabulous ornaments, I’d love to see them when they are done.

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  8. So beautiful! Thank you!!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing these maps . I love them

  10. Beautiful collection of maps! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. You just made my day. I’m a German teacher with a travel and vintage travel goods infatuation. PERFECT! Vielen Dank!

    • Thank you. I have some more German maps to scan which I will post in the next couple of months.

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  15. ADORE vintage maps! Thanks for giving me an easy way to get’tem!

    I’ve featured you in this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk Projects too! Thanks for linking up! 🙂

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  17. What a fantastic collection Claire — and thanks so much for sharing!! Such a great idea — I love old maps — particularly ones where the countries have changed name or totally vanished!! Such amazing history on one piece of paper. Thanks for linking up to #HomeEtc Caro xx

    • Thank you, Caro. I just love old maps and can’t resist snapping them up when I see them.

  18. Thank you for sharing your printable maps with us at Party in Your PJs!

  19. What a great collection! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  20. Wow Clare, what a fabulous resource. Thanks so much for sharing. these look great.

    • Thank you, Julie. I just love old maps and thought I’d share some of mine.

  21. Thank you so much for these wonderful FREE vintage maps. 4 of my girlfriends and I are going to Europe in October. It is going to be wonderful to include these in my journaling. Thanks so much. 👍🏼😊

    • Thank you! I hope you have a fabulous time traveling round Europe, I’m sure you will.

  22. This is such a great idea! When I was little, my Grandad had map of the world on the wall in his office. He used to put drawing pins in to mark all the places he’d travelled to. He passed away 20 years ago and I don’t know what happened to the map but I’d love to look at it now because the world will undoubtedly look very different to when he first bought it in the 50s X #HomeEtc

    • I love old maps. I love looking at countries that don’t exist anymore or that have changed their names. They are fascinating to look at and often they look great with their muted colours and vintage typography.

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  24. Oh Claire, thank you so much, these are awesome! I love the one of the US in another language, so unique. All of them are awesome and I’ll have to find a way to incorporate some of them into my home. I love the one of England because my great great greats… came from England 🙂

    • Thanks, glad you like them, Toni. The US map is in German, I hope to add some more at a later date.

  25. I always love your map creations. Thanks for sharing your maps.

  26. What an awesome collection of unique maps! I find old maps so interesting. I’m going to look through all of your projects for ideas! Thank you for sharing.

  27. What a great resource of vintage maps!! Thank you for sharing!!

  28. Ahhhhh Claire, thank you so much for sharing all of these. Your map posts are always so inspiring and you’ve saved me loads of endless searching. These are all beautiful

    • Thank you, Michelle. I know that it can be hard to find maps to use that’s why I thought I would share mine.

  29. OMG, these maps are fabulous. Since I am a map lover, this post is meant for me. Here’s to you, a BIG THANK YOU for sharing.

  30. I love the maps and I am so excited that they are FREE and not copyrighted. My favorite in your collage is the interior of the lamp shade. My son decorates his home in steampunk and these are perfect for him. HIs birthday is next week, so maybe I can actually make him something! Thanks for sharing

    • Thank you, Debbie. The maps I used in the lamp shade were gift wrap by Cavallini so should be easy to buy.

  31. This is a very useful collection. Pinning and thanks for sharing these.

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