Quality Guaranteed | 100% Authentic Antique Maps | Museum Quality Custom Framing

About Us

The Antiquarium continues a family tradition of selling original rare maps and antique prints from our historic location in Houston Texas. Our store, located in the Art Deco inspired River Oaks Shopping Center, has been host to independent retailers like us since the 1930s. The Antiquarium was founded in 1990 and seeks to preserve the historic charm of the area while remaining accessible and welcoming to collectors, enthusiasts, and designers at every collecting stage.

As one of the longest running, and last remaining, general antique rare map and print sellers left in the world, our shop contains tens of thousands of original images. Our goal is to offer a less intimidating, and more inviting backdrop to browse our varied and extensive collection of rare maps and prints.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to assist. No question is too mundane or too complex, so please ask.

Our on-line store sells only original antique prints and maps from the 15th – 20th century, covering virtually every subject and location in the world.  Priced to suit every pocket, all of the prints and maps we sell on-line are original, with absolutely no reproductions, copies, or digital prints.  Certificates of authenticity are available by request on every item we sell.

We also offer high quality custom picture framing using only archival materials.  We have framed over 30,000 items that are in the finest collections around the world.  Our artisans have over 50 years of combined design and production of custom picture framing.

We hope you enjoy the site and let us know how we can improve or what we are doing well by emailing us; info@theantiquarium.com, or calling the shop at 713-622-7531.

1976 West Gray Street, Houston, Texas, 77019
River Oaks Shopping Center next to Brasserie 19 

Temporary Hours:
Tuesday- Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
Sundays by Appointment or Chance

Phone: (713) 622-7531
Fax: (713) 622-0538

Email: info@theantiquarium.com


We are happy to consult with you about antique maps and works on paper, and to answer any questions about framing. Call or email us with any inquires or special requests you may have!