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 over 23 years and began trading as Gillmark Gallery from a retail shop in Hertford. Over the next 15 years in the shop we gained a lot of 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 of quality 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 she applies colour to the map in the style of the period using tints and hues available to the period colourist.

Our antique maps are sold with a detailed description and are guaranteed genuine original antique printed maps.

All items listed on this website are available for sale - sold items are automatically removed from the listings; on our site you don't have the frustration of finding the map that you have been looking for, only to see that it is "SOLD". You can order in confidence, knowing that the map is available and that you will receive it within a few days.