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Antique Maps Price Guide

Antique Map Price Guide for £25 on Flash Drive

2019 edition now available, tenth year of publication. The only reference work to list many parts of the world e.g. maps of the world to 1850; all parts of Italy; all parts of the Pacific Ocean etc. etc. More than 15000 colour images. Please note: The 2019 and future editions of Antique Map Price Guide are no longer available in book format. 

THE ONLY CATALOGUE that lists the current values of all* printed maps. Values are for maps in 'fine' condition i.e. maps that are undamaged and unrestored. The Flash Drive format enables the catalogue to be updated constantly.*

THE ONLY CATALOGUE that comprehensively lists antique maps in date order, from 1472 to 1850, and by region, state, county etc. so you get the complete* picture of the antique maps market, with many images, including variant editions.

ARRANGED in 23 regional files covering all parts of the world, plus an Index. The index lists all the maps alphabetically by Cartographer and Map Title. If desired, single searches can be carried out across all 24 files.

NOW ON FLASH DRIVE (Memory Stick) for only £25 including airmail postage worldwide. Plugs into many devices, strong, waterproof. Order Antique Map Price Guide here.

Until the 1840s, most maps were produced by engraving copper plates or wood blocks. These were expensive processes and only a few hundred impressions could be taken before a plate or wood block needed re-engraving. Today, most of these maps have been destroyed, so the survivors are rare and valuable.This is why collectors need to know how much they are worth, based on their rarity, importance and beauty etc.

Just as important, a new breed of 'global' map collectors needs to know the complete range of antique maps available in a collecting field that has not been documented for many regions and time periods. For example, a few reference works exist for maps of the continent of Africa. But no reference works include maps of the individual regions and countries in Africa, not to mention maps and sea charts of the individual islands and seas surrounding this continent. The same applies to all the other regions of the globe. And how many collectors are aware that some of the most beautiful maps and charts are of the Azores, the Caspian Sea, Syria and Venice, to mention a random sample?


*No Antique Map catalogue claims to list all maps. Some of them have produced separate Addenda at a later date. An advantage of Antique Map Price Guide's Flash Drive format is that it can be constantly updated.

*Antique maps that have not been selected for Antique Map Price Guide include diagrammatic route maps, antique maps of parts of counties, states or capital cities, different editions of the same map, maps made in the Far East, maps of proposed developments, globe gores, puzzle maps, Ptolemaic maps printed after the year 1570 and maps of such rarity that none are known to exist in private hands. Topographical views of capital cities are not included unless they give ‘birds eye’ views of a whole city.