Next auction closes November 23, 2021


The October auction is now active and closes on 12 October 2021

We have run now online auctions for 23 years and this is the third time we start a website from scratch.! The old version was used for 10 years and a lot has changed since.

First and most important security; we are now using the latest software versions.  The new software switch made is necessary for you to reset your password. In order to log on and bid you first have to visit the Forgot/Reset Password link and type your Username and Password so the system can send you an email permitting you to re-set your password.

Auction online
Auction is now Online

The auction catalog is now online; offering 1500 maps of the World - America - Asia - Europe - Africa - Medieval Manuscripts - Prints - Posters, etc. Our website is completely redesigned for better mobile browsing and bidding experience.
NOTE : In order to log on and bid you have to Reset Your Password here.
You can retrieve your Username here !
Read more what has changed. Your comments are most welcome.

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See a selection of highlights in the Novemberauction.


See our short, we hope interesting articles, about items we offer in this current auction.

most popular
Most Popular Items

See which items attract the most action in the current auction, or see the latest received bids.

No Reserve

Several items are sold without reserve and they sell for any placed bid.

About Amsterdam office

In 1692 a report states "In Europe are no more than 10 to 12 cities where books are printed in considerable amounts. One of them was Amsterdam". No wonder that Paulus Swaen Europe bv has settled in Amsterdam.
It is here, within two kilometers of  the place where the printshops of Blaeu and Hondius were located, that our office is located.
Paulus Swaen Europe bv.
Roland Boelen
Pieter Lastmankade 2, 1075 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel. 0031 (0)6 51384297

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Help Center & FAQ

Please have a look at our Help center where you can find answers to most frequently asked questions.

Selling your prints and maps
Selling your maps, prints or posters

Do You Have Quality Antique Maps, old master prints or posters in Your Collection?
Not sure who to sell to and where to go to get the best price?
Among our clients are collectors, museums, and dealers from around the world who are constantly looking for fine-quality items.
Paulus Swaen Internet Auction specializes in old maps and prints.
We have been in the map business for more than 40 years and we organize online auctions for more than 25 years !

Tuesday 12 September, 2021.