Authentic Vintage and Antique Maps and Prints for Sale

Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Last updated on Nov 16, 2018

This shop is closed. I am currently selling only reproductions of vintage prints in my other shop. Take a look:


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About CarambasVintage

Sales 3,447
On Etsy since 2011

Carefully selected authentic vintage prints

I live in Uruguay, a country that was a "melting pot" at the beginning of the 20th. Century. The immigrants arrived mainly from Spain and Italy but also from the rest of Europe. They brought their most loved possessions and, those that were able to make a better living, continued bringing goods from Europe. As a result, we now have many beautiful vintage items.

I am originally from Montevideo but I moved to Punta del Este. My studio is now a "room with a view. From my window I see the Isla de Lobos, a nature reserve that has the largest colony of sea lions in the western hemisphere (in 2005 there were 250,000 sea lions of the species called "two hairs" and 1,500 of the species known as the "wig"). The lazy ones are at the port hoping to get a snack from the fishermen.

Searching for vintage prints is a joy. I love the hunting but also searching and researching to know as much as possible about them. I wonder through street markets, used books stores and antiquarian bookstores. Most of the times the books are incomplete or with a serious flaw but I am able to recover the prints.

I worked most of my life as a librarian. Having a shop is a completely new experience for me and I am enjoying it. What began as something new and different to do has evolved practically to a full time job.

I only sell items that I like (or should I say love?). I hope you enjoy browsing my store.

You may want to check my store of reproductions of vintage prints that were sold in this shop here:


Shop members

  • Maria

    Owner, Curator

    As you see, I am a mid century child. I lived in several countries but I am now back home in Uruguay. I've always been curious, I enjoy searching, researching and learning.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank you for visiting Carambas on Etsy. I choose my vintage and antique prints with care and I hope you find something you like and enjoy. I sell original vintage maps, antique natural history plates, architecture and engineering antique prints, illustrations for children, landscape engravings and more.

Please feel free to contact me here: and see what my customers say about the shop:

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Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you aren't happy with your purchase please let me know. Making sure you have a positive experience is my number one priority. I accept returns and will issue a refund once your item has arrived in the same condition it was sent.. Shipping costs (both ways) will be paid by the customer.

In the unlikely event of loss or damage I will issue a full refund. In case of damage I will ask you to send photos.

Regular mail: If an item doesn't arrive in 6 weeks I will issue a refund for the cost of your purchase and shipment.

Fedex: If an item is lost or damaged by FedEx I will issue a refund after FedEx reports its loss or you send me photos of the damaged item.
Payment is only accepted through PAYPAL.

If you don't have a PayPal account, you may still be able to pay for your purchase with a credit or debit card using PayPal's guest checkout service

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I ship worldwide and I offer regular mail and express shipping.

I combine shipping and there are no extra charges when you buy multiple items. You pay shipping only for one item.

REGULAR MAIL: It is handled by my local postal service (Correo Uruguayo) and its counterparts worldwide (USPS, Royal Mail, La Poste, Australia Post, Canada Post and so on) . It usually arrives in 10 business days to most destinations but in some cases it might take up to 20 business days. Please note that regular mail has no tracking number.

EXPRESS MAIL: I ship through FedEx International Priority mail. It is fully traceable and affordable when you buy multiple items. Estimated delivery times for express mail.

1-2 days to USA & Canada
2-5 days to Europe
5-7 days to Australia and Asia

You may choose your shipping option at check-out.

I will always send items to your Etsy address unless specified otherwise.

I am not responsible for taxes or fees in your home country.

I pack my items with care. I pack prints flat between cardboard or in a mailing tube (depending on the kind of paper of the print(s) and its size). If you prefer one method over the other, just let me know.