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Wonderful Free Printable Vintage Maps To Download

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.

Free Printable Vintage Maps For All Your Craft Needs

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 a 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.

(If you can’t find a particular map you are looking for the checkout my other site which is full of free maps and gorgeous vintage images).

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 for Crafts

1. Europe map 1898

I love looking at old maps of Europe as so many borders 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 will 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 one day. This is a perfect map to use when making map table mats.

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 fabulous 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 Continent

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

This is a great map of the USA with coloured states. You can find more maps of the United States here.

Vintage map of the USA

10. World Maps German

I love to craft with world maps and have used them to hack an IKEA Rismon lamp and to make an IKEA map clock.

Vintage World Map 1898

11. Map Of Europe 1923

This free printable vintage map of Europe is a very popular one for crafting and decoupage. I used this same map for making a map magnetic pinboard.

printable vintage maps for crafts

12. Map of The World

This particular printable vintage map of the world I used for my world map desk DIY.

What I liked about this world map was the unusual aspect with Australia on the left and the Americas in the middle.

Map of the world for desk

13. London Underground Maps

You don’t have to just use conventional vintage maps to craft with, I used a vintage London tube map for one of my personalized map chair upcycles.

maps for crafts tube map

You can also find more old maps of Europe here.

Free Printable vintage maps for crafts

Another fun thing to use these printable vintage maps for is map art such as this map pet portrait and these map paper moths.


Monday 16th of August 2021


Claire Armstrong

Monday 16th of August 2021

Thank you 😊


Sunday 18th of July 2021

Thank you so much

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 18th of July 2021

You're welcome.


Friday 16th of April 2021

Hi I was looking for any vintage Bahamas maps or Abaco island, Bahamas or Great Guana Cay Abaco Bahamas maps. I grew up there and thought it would be nice to have some maps for decorating. Thanks for your time. Regards, Kristina

Claire Armstrong

Friday 16th of April 2021

Thank you, if I come across some I’ll add them.


Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Hello! I would like to print the old map of the United States for our camper dinette table and was wondering what would be the best way to print a specific size for this? Thank so much! Meredith

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Your best printing it at your local print shop or online, they should advise you on how large you can print the map.

Nidah A

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Thank you, finding this has been very helpful :)

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Thank you, I'm pleased you enjoyed them.