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In addition to our auctions, we offer some very fine items in our "Online Gallery", see our most interesting items.
One of the many items available for immediate sale is an decorative set of five wall maps of the world and four continents in very fine contemporary colouring. Each map, prepared by Clouet and published in Paris and Cadiz, by Mondhare 1785-1793.
We guarantuee the authenticity of each lot sold in our auction or gallery. There is no time limitation to this guarantuee.

Please visit our Buy It Now Cataloguecatalogue with World maps - America - Asia - Europe - Africa - Medieval Manuscripts - Prints - Posters, etc.

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Looking for an antique map by a particular mapmaker : Aveline - Basset - Willem   Joan Blaeu - Bowen - Buache - de Bry - Coronelli - Desnos - Doncker - Ferrario - Garnier - J.B.Homann - Henricus Hondius - Johannes Janssonius - Langenes - Levasseur - Lotter - Mercator - Milbert - Pierre Mortier - Abraham Ortelius - Le Rouge - Nicolas Sanson - Hartmann Schedel - Seutter - Isaac Tirion - Vaugondy - Waghenaer - Frederik de Wit

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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 collectors to set their 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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[Atlas de Seutter]
Augsburg, ca. 1750
Price: $ 55,000

Carte des côtes du Golfe du Mexique compris entre la pointe sud de la presqu'Ile de la Floride et la pointe nord de la presqu'Ile d'Yucatan: Dresée d'après le observations et las plans des espagnols, et publièe par ordre du Minstre de la Marine . . .
Paris, 1800
Price: $ 4,500

Portugalliae que olim Lusitania..
Amsterdam, 1628
Price: $ 600

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.
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