Paulus Swaen Old Maps & Prints
The June Buy or Bid sale has been closed
Thank you for your participation!
The Next Buy-or-Bid sale is September 12 - 19, 2023
What is next: Payment and shipping of your purchases- Please go to the invoice center. From here, you can pay the invoice by credit card and print or download certificates.
- We usually start shipping a week after the closing. Shortly before shipping, you will receive a tracking number.
Read more about it after the closing!
Look at our BuyNow catalog, with 2200+ items available for immediate sale!
Paulus Swaen began selling old maps and prints in 1978. We specialize in antique maps, prints, atlases, globes, medieval manuscripts and travel posters.
BuyNow GALLERY CATALOG
Our BuyNow catalog offers immediate sale items, and no commission is charged. The catalog includes old maps of the World - America - Asia - Europe - Africa - Medieval Manuscripts - Prints - Posters, atlases, globes, etc.
Look at some highlights of our current stock of items available for immediate sale, and we will provide a certificate of authenticity.
BUY OR BID
The next 'Buy-or-Bid' sale is September 12-19, 2023.
When you pay the Buy price, the sale for this item has closed and you never pay more than the Buy price.
If you do not wish to pay the Buy price, you may also Bid lower on any item.
See the Buy-or-Bid Agenda [+]
The Map Bar
Every Tuesday 1PM EST or 19.00 Amsterdam, meet in The Map Bar at Meta4Maps.com, a metaverse meeting point with plenty of antique maps on the wall to have a chat with other map enthusiasts.
The Curated Collection
This is a collection of carefully selected old and rare maps which are all graded with 8-10 stars in the HiBCoR grading system
This carefully selected list of old and rare maps, atlas and books have all in common that they are extraordinary items that make a difference to any collection.
Paulus Swaen maintains an archive of sold items, including HR images. Most of our maps images are not restricted by copyright and can be used freely as most images are in the public domain. These historically achieved prices can be of help to understanding the pricing development of old maps and help with placing bids.
Read our short articles
If you are interested in the backgrounds of antique maps, prints, mapmakers, etc. then you should read our short but informative articles >>>>
Or other subjects such as posters, old prints, Nuremberg Chronicle, optical prints, medieval manuscripts, trading companies, etc.