Paulus Swaen old Map auction and galleries
The next auction will be March 11 - 18th 2014.
Quality consignments accepted - More about the next auction
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS.
Paulus Swaen was founded in 1978 by Pierre Joppen and we are proud being the oldest fully Internet based Map Auction since 17 years ! When buying and selling your maps and atlases
Pierre Joppen garantuees 35 years of map experience.
We hope you will find some interesting maps in this auction and enjoy reading the short articles we provide.
When will my items ship?
Step 1 : INVOICE : Check your invoice
Step 2 : Please verify the shipping address displayed in your invoice. Update your shipping details and ad special instructions if needed and contact us immediataly.
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Step 4 : SHIPMENT : Your items will be shipped, within 7-10 business days by fully insured registered priority air mail. more [+]
Step 5 : Your payment and shipping status is shown in invoice overview.
Looking for a antique map by a particular mapmaker : Aveline -
Willem Joan Blaeu -
de Bry -
Henricus Hondius -
Johannes Janssonius -
Pierre Mortier -
Abraham Ortelius -
Le Rouge -
Nicolas Sanson -
Hartmann Schedel -
Isaac Tirion -
Frederik de Wit
Please visit the Fix sale Catalogue or
browse our Thumbnail Catalogue displaying all items of Atlas/World/Celestial -
America - Asia/Australia -
Europe - Africa -
Medieval Manuscripts - Prints -
My Favorite Maps
Found a nice map? Thinking about buying later on? Or building a Virtual map collection. With My Favorite maps you keep track of all these maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
You will find a "Ad to my Gallery" button on each item description page.
All selected items are arranged by region on My Gallery linked to a description page. With one simple click you can remove items from this list. Give it a try.
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Storage and custom framing of your maps
Once you have received your maps you are likely wondering how to store them or having them framed. Museums keep their storage areas at
an optimum temperature of around 70 degrees F and relative humidity of 50%. If conditions cannot be kept to this ideal (and historic
houses, for example, often are not air conditioned), here are some usefull tips.
In framing, the materials that directly contact your art are of the greatest importance. Using non-archival (acidic) or inappropriate
materials to adhere or support artwork can result in unnecessary damage and possible decrease in the artwork's monetary value.
Read more here.
Interesting articles about old maps, collecting, Medieval manuscripts
In our Articles about Antique maps, prints, collecting tips and Medieval manuscripts we tell more about the backgrounds of the different subjects. Learn more about town plans, colouring, soil maps, the Trading companies, atlasses, Test your map skills, etc.
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HOME PAGE FEATURED ITEMS
Carte du Gouvernement de Tauride, comprenant la Krimée et les pays voisins: dressée principalement d'après la carte faite sur les lieux pour le voyage de S.M. l'impératrice de Russie. . .
Price: $ 1,800
Charte von Polen nach seiner gegenwärtigen Eintheilung in das neue Königreich Polen, die übrigen russischen Besitzungen, das preussische. . . 1831
ARTARIA & CO.
Price: $ 1,500
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Bologna, Antonio Pisarri, 1594 - 1688
Price: $ 375
Samples of old maps
Selling your maps
Paulus Swaen Internet Auction is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints.
It is a unique place for buying and selling old maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts.
We have been in the map business for 35 years! [+more]
Paulus Swaen Old Maps and prints
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