About Us

Like most dealers who enjoy being involved in the antique map business, I started out as a collector about 30 years ago. In learning about the variety of maps available, my favourites quickly became those produced in the 16th and 17th centuries due to a combination of their beauty, craftsmanship, artistic embellishments and inaccuracies that reflected the limited understanding of world geography at that time.

So in creating this business, a decision was made to principally stock maps that originate from this early period. On our website, you will generally find 16th and 17th century maps from mapmakers such as John Speed, the Blaeus, Jansson, Ortelius, Jodocus and Henricus Hondius, Braun and Hogenberg, and Mercator. Including examples from both his "Theatre" and "Prospect" atlases, we have one of the most extensive offerings of John Speed maps anywhere in the world. As this business is located in Britain, many of our maps cover the British Isles but we endeavour to stock interesting examples depicting all other areas of the world as well.

Maps Perhaps is owned and managed by Stephen Guth and is located just to the west of London. Viewing by appointment may be arranged by contacting Stephen by either email or telephone. We also exhibit at the London Map Fair held annually at the Royal Geographic Society, which will next take place on June 15 - 16, 2024.

We do not sell reproductions. All of our maps are guaranteed to be original period maps.