Paulus Swaen old Map auction and galleries
The next auction will be September 10 - 17th 2013.
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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
Pierre Joppen garantuees 35 years map experience.
THE FIX SALE GALLERY
Check out some of our 1O most interesting items or browse our Fixed sale Gallery where you can instantly buy rare, important and collectable maps, prints, atlases and Medieval Manuscripts. No buyers commission will be added.
We warranty the authenticity of each lot described in this catalogue. There is no time limitation to this garantuee.
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.
Our clients do find the items they purchased over the years in this section.
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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.
This Antique Maps Guide includes 10,000+ descriptions and High resulution images of antique maps, prints, Medieval manuscripts. The Abemaps Archive includes auction results from the last 10 years and is free to our registered users.
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AbeMaps.com is all about Auction, Buying, Exploring antique maps.
HiBCoR grades a map in a scale of 1 to 10. This valuation is based by the combination of Historical significance, Beauty, Condition and Rarity.
As a result an extremely rare map in poor condition still grades higher than a common map in very good condition.A grading system can help the starting collector to set his focus.
The grading is also reflected in the price, and a map in fine original colors grades higher than one in modern colors and valuates double in price !
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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 33 years! [+more]
Paulus Swaen Old Maps and prints
POB 1238, Indian Rocks, FL 33785, USA
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