What Should I Pay for an Antique Map?
When purchasing maps always buy from an established and reliable dealer. Ask the antique map dealer how long they have been in business. Most dealers are honest and would never try to deceive a customer.
The nearest thing to a price guide is the biannual publication of “Antique Map Price Record and Handbook” by Kimmel Publications. You may order a copy through this web site by clicking here. We have the current 1997-2001 price guide as well as the following years, 1993, 1995, and 1996.
We also have other reference books available, Click Here
Please e-mail us for quotes, but please be sure to be specific about your interests – we have too many maps to quote all of them.
In any case, it is best to buy from established dealers. Reputation and a long history in the business is your best guarantee of a fair price.
- What is Meant by the Term “Antique Map”?
- Condition of Maps & Prints
- Sizes of Antique Maps
- Coloring of Antique Maps
- Map & Print Collecting Terms
- Factors Affecting a Map’s Value
- What Should I Collect?
- What Should I Pay?
- The Care of Maps & Prints
- How to Detect Reproductions
History of Print Making
- Wood Block
- Line Engraving
- Stipple Engraving
- Aquatint Engravings
- Color Prints