akg-images acquire Historic Maps archive

A plan of the city of Geneva, published by J. Stockdale, Piccadilly 1800.
akg-images press release – 30 April, 2019.

akg-images is proud to announce the acquisition of Historic Maps archive, one of the world’s largest collections of maps, engravings, photographs and city views of Germany, Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The collection of over 7,000 digitally enhanced images is available globally for editorial and commercial license.

With the addition of this material, akg-images’ clients are now able to access some of the most important world and regional atlases from the Baltic Sea region, France and North America, as well as more than 1,000 maps from individual publications which no longer exist in their entirety.

The selection is supplemented by over 700 engravings from 1850 – 1900, depicting plants, city views, national costumes, and other aspects of cultures around the world.

This acquisition perfectly complements the existing akg-images’ online fine art, history and culture archive with over 4 million images.

About akg-images London

akg-images illustrate the history of world culture through an iconographic collection which spans archaeology and history through to performing arts, fine art and photography. Founded in 1945 and still independent, we work with world renowned cultural institutes, artists and private collections enabling media professionals to license unparalleled and unique imagery. We have been working with leading companies worldwide for over 20 years, licensing high quality imagery for a variety of editorial and commercial projects.

Our online collection of over 4 million images covers a variety of topics, including:

–      Fine Art and architecture

–      History and politics

–      Culture (cinema, performing arts, fashion, personalities, sport)

–      Science and Technology

–      Civilisations (archaeology, religion, human activity, maps)

–      Natural History

Get in touch with us to arrange complimentary picture research for your projects: enquiries@akg-images.co.uk.  

Picture credit: A plan of the city of Geneva, published by J. Stockdale, Piccadilly 1800. AKG1099892 / Credit: akg-images / historic-maps