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The next auction will be March 16 - 23, 2021.
Quality consignments of maps, prints and posters accepted.
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From Old Master prints by Rembrandt, maps by Willem Blaeu to Twenty century prints by Chagal and Miro. By Paulus Swaen Auction and Gallery you will find five centuries of grafic art.
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HiBCoR grades a map or print 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 or print 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 or print in fine original colours grades higher than one in modern colours and valuates double in price !
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The town & harbour of Sevastopol with the batteries & approaches. . .
London, March 27th, 1854
Price: $ 300

De Haven en Straat von Gibraltar, Niewlyks getekend, en in`t licht gebracht door Johannes Covens en Cornelis Mortier tot Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, 1710
Price: $ 1,000

(Lübeck) Lvbeca vrbs. imperialis libera. civitatvm. Wandalicarvm. . . .
DIEBEL, E. after
Germany, c. 1855
Price: $ 5,000

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