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This product is compatible with Affinity Designer but you can find an Illustrator version of the pack HERE

As a child did you burn the edges of tea-soaked paper to make your own ‘genuine’ treasure maps?

Do you love the romance and adventure of tales of corsairs on the high seas?

Are your eyes drawn to the hand-drawn lines and detailed imagery of antique maps?

If so, this is the product for you! Whether its for a pirate-themed project, an eye-catching event flyer, intricately patterned soft furnishings or an evocative brand design, you can easily bring them to life with this one-stop map creator toolkit. The Artifex Forge has spent many happy hours poring over antique maps on your behalf to bring this varied and authentic material together.

All of these useful resources are included in the pack

  • Authentic Illustration Symbols Library

These were sampled from genuine antique nautical maps – simply drag and drop from the symbols tab into your document. The illustrations can be re-coloured and edited as needed.

  • Seamless Pattern Styles

A mixture of map grids and texture overlays saved as one-click Affinity Styles.

  • Vector Brushes

A selection of borders, outlines, dots, dashes and shoreline brushes.

  • Real Parchment Texture Backgrounds

Sourced from the real thing. Supplied as 3000 x 2400 px JPGs and 5000 x 3000 px Tifs.

  • Example File

The greetings card image. Use this to see how I achieved the look.

  • Instructions

A very thorough guide on how to use the pack is supplied.

This product is covered by The Artifex Forge Tools License. Read about it HERE

No fonts are included but you can get the ones that I used in the previews here –



Please note! This product is compatible with Affinity Designer Only.

4 reviews for The Vintage Nautical Map Maker – Affinity

  1. Wendy Karabensh

    I love this pack! Who doesn’t need a good pirate map?
    The directions for these tools are very clear and thorough for both installing and using.
    Jeremy’s customer service is amazing.

  2. MichaelG7355 (verified owner)

    This is a brilliant design aid. It lets one create all sorts of useful maps for various projects. If you need design products for vintage-style products that would include sea-type scenes, this would be ideal.

    • artifexforge

      I really appreciate the endorsement Michael – thanks so much for your support!

  3. DaCa (verified owner)

    I’ve never used hard this product yet, but it is an impressive tools to make maps of ancient and lost worlds.
    I’m happy of this purchase.
    Thank you.

    • artifexforge

      Thanks so much – I really appreciate your support!

  4. Marilyn Mendoza-Bojangin (verified owner)

    If you want to create customize real vintage maps for any designs, this is the only pack you need. I absolutely love to play with different map design for greeting cards, bags and shirt since I got this pack. Jeremy made it so easy and fun to create vintage maps.

    • artifexforge

      Thanks for the endorsement Marilyn – I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the pack!

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