About Us

Antique Maps, Old Maps, Vintage Maps, Antique Prints & Books by Gillmark Antique Maps

Mark and Gill Pretlove have been keen map collectors for nearly 30 years and began trading as Gillmark Gallery from a retail shop in Hertford. Over 15 years in the shop we gained experience in customer relations and personal service. Now that the shop is closed and we trade from this website only, we endeavour to maintain our reputation for the quality of our stock and customer service.

We both have an art school background and Gill had experience in her previous job as a cartographic draughtswoman in colourwashing Ordnance Survey and land use maps. Her background and training, combined with her love of old maps gives her the neccessary skills to be an 'illumineur' or map colourist, she takes pride in her work and ensures that colours are applied in the style of the period using tints and hues available to the period colourist.

Our antique maps are sold with a detailed description as our guarantee of authenticity.

All items listed on this website are available for sale. Items purchased from the website are automatically and immediately removed from the listings so you can order in confidence, knowing that the map is available. 

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