Gifts for the Travel Lover
Travel has been practically non-existent this year, and for those with serious wanderlust, there is a solution. Shop our selection of unique travel-inspired antiques. These items include original travel posters for airlines and railroads, maps of countries and states across the world, and rare books that transport you to a different place.
These hand-picked gifts are perfect for the travel lover in your life!
This is an original travel poster for TWA, advertising travel to Philadelphia. In the 1950s and ’60s, TWA was one of the world’s premier passenger airlines. First beginning in 1929, Transcontinental Air Transport (the precursor to TWA) broke into the passenger market with cross-country flight service. With celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh acting as Chairman of the Technical Committee and, later, millionaire Howard Hughes owning the majority share of TWA, the airline quickly gained celebrity status.
This large map of the United States was issued by Rand McNally and Company on behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad. The map embraces the whole of the United States, illustrating the routes of the Union Pacific Railroad and its many subsidiaries. This scarce railroad map was issued exclusively for company use at larger stations.
With detailed prints and intriguing articles, Picturesque Washington exposed readers to all parts of their capital city. The illustrations include diverse scenes of the Washington Monument, C&O Canal, Capitol rotunda and a bustling 7th Street, Georgetown University, the Post Office Pavilion, bird’s eye city vistas, and more.
This charming and colorful map depicts the east coast from New York City, New York, south to Washington, D.C., highlighting the various direct routes a traveler could take.
This 1848 panoramic bird's eye view of Paris was issued by the Illustrated London News as an insert in its publication. The view was issued by the newspaper as part of a larger series on the great cities of the world. The panorama is designed to provide a unique perspective of the city, from a position just east of Notre Dame.
Was $4,750.00 | Now $2,375.00
This stunning travel poster advertises Vicenza in the region of Venice, Italy, as an alluring tourist destination. The work was designed by Tullio Silvestri (1880-1963) in the 1930s and was printed in Italy. The bottom quarter of the work denotes the city as Vicenza along with the country "Italia" and the region "Venezia." The design features an elegantly dressed couple courting on a balcony overlooking the architecture of the Basilica designed by architect Andrea Palladio. The artist's signature is visible at top left in the lithographic stone.