This web site is operated by Simon Hunter Antique Maps (“we”, “us” or “our”). All purchases made on this web site are governed by these Terms and Conditions at any time although the Terms and Conditions governing any given purchase will be those in effect at the date of your order. If you order goods after we have published the changes you will be bound by those changes. Accordingly, you should check prior to each order to ensure that you understand the precise terms and conditions applicable to your purchase. To assist you in determining whether the Terms and Conditions have changed since your most recent order we will display the date when these Terms and Conditions were most recently updated.
We will confirm acceptance of your order. This will occur either by message on the website immediately after you have confirmed your order, or by us sending an e-mail to the email address you have provided to us. We may do both, in which case the acceptance will occur on whichever arrives sooner of the web message and the email. At this point the purchase contract will be made and we will supply the goods to you in accordance with your order and these Terms and Conditions.
All prices are in UK Pounds and are inclusive of VAT where applicable, at the current rate. (Currently there is no VAT on maps). The price of the goods will be as quoted on the web site at the time you confirm your order (usually by clicking the “checkout” button) subject only to any inadvertent technical error for which we will not be liable. If you subsequently amend your order, the prices charged will be those applicable to the amended item(s) at the time that the amended order is confirmed. Please note that as promotions are offered for a limited period of time subsequent amendments to your order may mean that certain promotions are no longer being offered.
The price of the goods does not include a charge for delivery.
- U.K. Tracked & Signed For – £4
- Overseas Tracked & Signed For – £10
All antique maps and prints sold on this website are guaranteed to be genuine. We do not sell reproductions, modern restrikes or facsimiles.
Full original colour means that the item was coloured by hand at the time it was printed/published.
Hand coloured means the item was coloured sometime after it was printed/published; this could be any time from a few years after to the present day.
Original outline colour refers to hand colouring done at the time of publication where only the outline of the map is coloured.
Coloured means means that the item has been colour printed (usually for maps published after about 1870).
Please note that colouring of maps and prints is a subjective topic. Some original colour may be very crude and not to everyone’s taste. In Victorian times children were sometimes employed to colour cheaper maps – with predictable results. On the other hand some modern hand colouring is of a very high standard and often indistiguishable from fine original colouring.
Customers should bear in mind that the items sold on this website are almost all over 100 years old and will bear some signs of ageing and wear. We do however try to make clear any damage or faults to the items and invite customers to view them on our site. Bear in mind that photographs don’t always tell the full story: many marks and stains which appear in the image are much less apparent in real life. We don’t manipulate images to make an item appear better than they are and welcome customers’ enquiries on this subject.
Sizes are in centimetres, height first, based on the printed area and are approximations.
Although we endeavour to hold stock of all the items advertised for sale on our site this cannot be guaranteed so that by acknowledging receipt of your order we are not creating a binding contract to supply what you have ordered but which we do not have in stock. When an item is sold it is removed from the website as soon as possible. Unless an item has been sold or reserved it is still considered to be for sale.
In the event of unavailability for whatever reason, we will advise you of our position when we receive your order and we will await your subsequent instructions.
Orders will normally be dispatched within 48 hours. Wherever possible, orders received before noon will be dispatched the same day. Normal postal lead times are: UK destinations 1-3 days, Europe 3-5 days, all other areas worldwide 5-10 days, but please allow up to twenty-one days for delivery. We will always do our best to inform you about any delay.
Returns and exchanges:
We believe you will be delighted with your purchases but there may be occasions when you feel it necessary to return an item. You have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of any item within seven working days of receipt. This applies to all our products. . Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of returning the goods to us unless we delivered the item to you in error or the item is faulty.
We offer discounts to dealers and to those who place regular orders. In addition, new or occasional customers who make purchases with a value of £100 and over (excluding p&p) and where three or more items are bought at the same time, will receive a discount of 15% when entering coupon code CLR
Discounts will be applied at the checkout stage.
Warranty and Liability:
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will restrict our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, neither will any of these terms restrict any of your statutory rights.
In addition that outlined above we will not be deemed to be in breach of contract or of these Terms and Conditions as a result of any delay in our performance or failure to perform our obligations if that delay or failure to perform is due to any cause or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, fire, flood and other acts of God, strikes, riot, accident, disruption to energy supplies, civil commotion, acts of terrorism or war.
Other than as set out above, our maximum liability arising out of any order for the supply of goods to you under this contract will be limited to the retail price of the goods contained in that order.