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Buy It Now Gallery 01/27/2021
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The Buy It Now Gallery

When no auction is active; our Buy It Now Gallery catalogue offers more than thousand maps, prints atlases, medieval manuscripts all at a high quality level, very good condition and at affordable prices; all sold with a certificate of authenticity.
The items in the Buy It Now catalog are immediately available and no commission is charged.
Buyers from within the State of Florida a 7% sales tax will be added to you bill.
Shipping fee is $30 per combined shipment, including handling and insurance.

Asia & Australia shipments
During COVID19, delivery with national postal agencies, and most courier services give still delays and insufficient tracking information.
As a result, we will be shifting the majority of our international shipments to Australia and Asia from this auction to Fedex, UPS and DHL. The difference in cost is typically $15-20 depending on the package size and your location.
HOWEVER : - We can not ship to private addresses in Russia, as Russian customs does not allow privates to receive goods.
- VAT and customs fees will be borne by the buyer and may be claimed upon receipt of the goods at the prevailing rate in the country where shipping is to be made.

If you have found an item during an active auction period you can still buy off-line.

The firm was founded in 1978 and an internet map auction division was added in 1996.

Prices are marked in US $. For your convenience a conversion to Euros is shown. If you click on the price in $ a currency converter is available to most currencies.
Payments are to be done in $. Please contact us if you prefer payment in Euros.
We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and bank transfers.

How to buy in the But It Now Catalogue
1./ If you want to buy an item in the catalogue; you need to click on the button on the item page.
If you are already registered with us the item will be added to your shopping card.
(If you are not registered with us you have to register first.)
2./ Visit Your Invoices and select the invoice.
The invoice includes all details, payment options, shipping address.
3./ If you want to order more items, each new order will automatically be added to the invoice.
4./ We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and bank transfers.
You will get an email confirmation of received payments and a pre-shipping notice.
Items are usually shipped out within 2 working days following your payment.

Found a nice map ?
Thinking about buying later on ?
Missed an item.
Keep track of what you want.
With my Wishlist you can save and collect your favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button! You can delete an item from your list any time.

Certificate of authenticityWe warranty the authenticity of each map, print, atlas or medieval manuscript described in this catalogue. There is no time limitation to this guarantee.
Splits, tears, discolouration and other defects are carefully noted. In addition we use a condition rating system help

Any lot differing from the catalog description in such way that it affects the value of the item, may be returned within one week of receipt, for a full refund of the purchase price.
As a general rule we offer maps of a high quality standard

A certificate of authenticity is provided for each acquired map, print, atlas or medieval manuscript.
You are able to download and save the certificate (pdf format) on your computer. After this you can print the certificate at your convenience.
We advise printing an extra copy and keep it with your insurance papers!
You will find a link to generate the certificate on your online invoices. invoice.
If you do not have a printer we are happy to print the certificate for you and include it with your shipment. In this case please follow this link and select "Yes" in "Include printed certificate".

The Swaen Condition rating system
Each item we offer for sale is in good condition, although some have the usual minor imperfections of early material. Individual flaws are noted.
If we do not mention tears, folds, discolouration,; this means there are NONE.
In addition we use our condition rating system.

The Swaen colour code
Maps were originally coloured for aesthetic reasons and to improve readability. If not otherwise stated: Colours have been applied by hand.
Colour on maps may have been applied shortly after first printing (original colour) or at any time subsequently (coloured).
When an item is coloured we indicate if the colours are contemporary or recently applied according to the following colour code.

Shipping Fees
A flat shipping fee of $25.00 is added to each shipment. Multiple orders will be combined to one shipment. This fee covers : International Priority shipping, Packing and Insurance up to the invoice amount.
Shortly before shipment we will email you a notification. The status of your shipment is noted in your invoice page.

Maps are usually shipped in solid tubes, if your item can be shipped in an A4 size envelope, a reduced shipping rate of $20.00 will be added to your bill.
For parcels of more than 1kg an additional fee applies. You are billed at nominal postal fees.
If you have an account with Fedex, TNT, UPS we can send using your account and no shipping fee is added to your bill.
In My control panel My account you can update your shipping wants and ad special instructions.

In your invoice you will find info on how to pay by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, check, or wire.

In your invoice you will find info on how to pay by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, check, or wire.

High resolution zoomable images
Paulus Swaen was one of the first auction houses using high resolution zoomable images.
Click on the icon and you are able to zoom into the image.

Many answers are likely to find in help section.
Click for more details about bidding in our auction

We are happy to answer questions by email or give us a call Tel. +1 727 687 3298 or UK + 44 (0)79 3701 5242
We offer support in English, German and Dutch.

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction & Gallery
is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints.
It is a unique place for buying and selling antique maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts.
We are in the map business for 40 years! Read more

Go to our Buy It Now Gallery catalogue.

Paulus Swaen Old Maps Auction and Gallery
Pierre W.A. Joppen
Paulus Swaen, Inc
901 N. Hercules Avenue, Suite A, Clearwater, FL 33765, USA
Tel. +1 727 687 3298 / +1 727 498 4733

Paulus Swaen, Ltd
London, W1G 9NY, England, Tel. + 44 (0)79 3701 5242