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Antique Maps Price Guide

Antique Map Price Guide on Flash Drive

2019 edition now available, tenth year of publication. The only reference work to list maps of all countries in the world, from 1472 to 1850. More than 15000 colour images. If you don't know the title of a map, you can't search for it! 

THE ONLY CATALOGUE that lists the current values of maps. Values are for maps in 'fine' condition. This enables their values to be compared. ('Fine' is 'not' mint condition.)
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 £27.50 including airmail postage worldwide. Plugs into many devices, strong, waterproof. Order Antique Map Price Guide here.
INCLUDES Works by Academics, Collectors and Dealers.

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, map collectors need to know the complete range of antique maps available in any region. Without knowing the titles of these maps, collectors cannot search for them. Many of these maps have not even been documented for many regions and time periods. For example, no reference works make separate lists of regional maps of Africa, countries in Africa, sea charts of the African coastline and individual African islands. Local museums are no better. They usually have a few maps of the whole of Africa, perhaps a map of the world, and a few regional maps. The same applies to all the other regions of the globe. How many collectors are aware that some of the most beautiful maps and charts are of the Azores, the Caspian Sea, Syria, Venice and West Africa, to mention a random sample?

                                

*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.