One of the most classic home decor ideas is to decorate using vintage maps for a Steampunk look. This idea is especially good for a library, office or traditionally masculine room. To make the room have a more Victorian feel, it makes sense to use maps from before or during the Victorian period. To this end, we have collected some sources for vintage map posters and canvas print replicas, map gifts and accessories and antique map globes that make lovely gifts for graduations, housewarmings or birthdays for anyone who is working on Steampunk decor for their home or office. To start viewing these Vintage Maps for Home or Office Decor and Gifts, just browse this page and click through to the shops listed.
Vintage Map of Florida (1870) Poster
This vintage map of Florida from 1870 is a colorful poster that can be purchased in several sizes. You can create a map wall with this and a group of varied maps or several different types of maps of Florida.
World Map of Telegraph Lines of 1855 – Vintage Map Poster
This is a unique vintage map of the worldwide telegraph lines during the time period of 1855. A great gift for an engineer or anyone in the telephone industry. Zazzle gives you several options of size and paper type. Adding a frame and mat will make this stand out on any wall.
Vintage Sailing Ship and Old European Map Poster
Perfect poster for anyone who loves ships, a beach house or any nautical setting. Whether you select this poster for Father’s Day or a birthday, someone you love will really appreciate this vintage European map with old-fashioned sailing ships. Stunning for an office setting or library.
Vintage Nautical Compass and Map Poster
We love this unique piece with the nautical compass in the foreground and map in the background. It would make a lovely partner for the sailing map directly above this one. Or hang it alone in an office, bedroom, or dining room for a unique accent to your decor.
Pittsburgh, PA Vintage Map, Pictorial Style Poster
For local historians, maps such as this one of Pittsburgh offer a bird’s eye view into the history of a city. Whether you buy this for a small desk frame or to hang on the wall, it is perfect for someone who lives in the local area, is originally from Pittsburgh or studies its history.
North East Erie County Pennsylvania (1896) Canvas Print
This map would look great on an office wall paired with other similar canvas prints. One feature of the canvas print that makes it valuable is that you don’t need to frame it. You can hang it as is from any type of wall. Many of these maps come in poster and canvas print form for you to choose from. You decide which style is a better fit for your room.
City of New Bedford Massachusetts (1876) Canvas Print
Another cool view above the city that is great for local historians and residents. People who know the history of New Bedford are bound to appreciate an overview like this. This is also a canvas print. With canvas prints, Zazzle offers different thicknesses and the possibility of split canvases (such as a triptych). The product page describes all of the options available to you.
Vintage Map of New York City (1869) Poster
New Yorkers will love this colorful vintage map of the city in 1869. A great project would be to find various vintage New York City maps to complement this one and hang them in a grouping clustered over a table or desk.
Vintage Map of Minnesota (1891) Poster
A colorful local map of Minnesota from 1891 is a great gift for someone from the Midwest. This would also be a unique gift for a teacher or professor as well as a Minnesota resident. Additionally, you can create a montage with other images from Minnesota during this time period.
Vintage Pictorial Map of San Francisco (1875) Poster
A truly vintage-looking map of San Francisco in 1875 is a perfect addition to any California home or office. There is so much history in this time period for San Francisco’s history, and this map would make a lovely addition to any amateur historian’s office. A great piece for Steampunk decor anywhere.
Vintage Savannah Georgia Civil War Map (1864) Poster
Civil War buffs will love this vintage Savannah, Georgia map from 1864 offering unique insights into the fighting in that area of the country. Study troop movements with this map, and frame it for a historical presentation with other Civil War collectibles.
Vintage Map of Florida (1909) Poster
A terrific complement to the vintage Florida map at the top of this page, this map is from 1909 with lots of color and detail. Floridians will enjoy framing and hanging this map alongside nautical images in a beach house or framed in a home office or den. It would also look intriguing on a Florida bar wall, adding character and interest.
Map of Charleston Harbor South Carolina (1863) Wood Wall Decor
If you like a more solid style to your wall hangings, you will like this map of Charleston, South Carolina from 1863 on wood. Wood wall hangings don’t need framing and offer a vintage and homey feel to a room. Like framed posters and canvas prints, the presentation of maps on wood is a unique accent to a home or office. It comes in several sizes ready to hang. If weight is an issue for your walls, this is not the right choice for you.
Gettysburg Battlefield Civil War Map (1863) Wood Wall Art
A very cool map of the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania battlefield during the Civil War. Any Civil War historian would love this map displayed with their collection of Civil War memorabilia. This is the version on wood although it is available in other formats which you can see here.
1885 De Witt Alexander Wall Map of Maui, Hawaii Wood Wall Art
Another map displayed on wood is this 1885 De Witt Alexander map of Maui, Hawaii. Maui looks like the bust of a woman, making it a very cool map to display on your office wall. This makes a good gift for travelers who have been to Hawaii to decorate their home or office. It looks wonderful on wood and could be a centerpiece on your wall.
Vintage Map Decor and Gifts
If you like vintage map decor but don’t have room or the budget for actual maps, you can also decorate your home with other map accents such as the bedding and shower curtain below. For other Steampunk touches, add small map stickers or luggage to a room to set off your decorating style.
Vintage Map Bedding 3 PiecesCavallini Vintage Map Stickers in a TinCavallini Mini Notebooks Vintage Maps 4 x 5, 3 Mini NotebooksOld World Map Leather Vintage Style Suitcase with Straps, Set of 2Chateau 1 Bottle Old World Wooden Wine BoxWanderlust Decor Shower Curtain Set
Vintage and Antique Globes
Maps aren’t only flat because the Earth is round. Many explorers have used globes to travel the world. These globes are vintage and antique collectibles that can also accent a room for Steampunk effect. They come in a wide variety of style, sizes and uses. Some are merely decorative while others can be used for research and learning. Anyone who loves history, travel or politics would appreciate one of these globe maps in their office or library.
Vintage table top bar Italian globe from the 1970sVintage SphereWorld Globe George F Crams 12 Inch Vintage 1930sAntique Globe Lamp ~ 1930sVintage Philips Terrestrial 12″ Globe With StandAntique early 19th Century decorative world globeAntique French GlobeHeirloom 16 “ Diameter Globe Wood Stand on WheelsVintage Globe BookendsVintage GlobeWorld map globe storage bar – vintage