20th Paris Map, Globes, Scientific Instruments Fair

Saturday 6 November 2021

11h00 - 18h00

Free entry

Hôtel Ambassador

16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris - France

info tél.: +33 (0)1 84 88 45 86 - +33 (0)6 11 80 33 75 


Friday 5 November 2021

Cocktail reception in Hotel Ambassador 7PM

On Friday night a cocktail reception in Salle Mogador of the Ambassador Hotel, 16 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris will be held which is open for visitors and participating dealers. The reception will feature a premium open bar. The reception starts at 7 PM and will last for one hour.

This is a great opportunity to meet all of the dealers in an unwinded atmosphere before the fair. 

Hôtel Ambassador, Salon Mogador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris

Free entry - by reservation only.

Saturday 6 November 2021

Map, globe and scientific Instrument Fair 11AM - 6PM 

20th Salon de la Carte Géographique Ancienne, du Globes & de l'Instrument Scientifique 

Hôtel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris

Free entree

Free estimation of your maps, atlases, globes and instruments

Exposition :  " Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine. "

The 20th edition of the Paris Map-fair will be taking place on November 6th 2021 and will opens its doors for the visitors at 11am, again in Hotel Ambassador, in the heart of Paris, just 2 minutes from the famous Opera Garnier and the major department stores.

The fair is organized by Librairie Loeb-Larocque and Le Zograscope.

The fair includes antique maps, atlases, globes, scientific instruments and travel books.

Specialist antique scientific instruments dealers as Iris Globes and Le Zograscope will be showing a fine selection of globes, surveying and other scientific instruments.

Librairie LeBail, Loeb-Larocque, Daniel Crouch, Gonzalo Fernández Pontes Libros y Mapas antiguos are only some of the 40 dealers who will be showing atlases, maps, town views and travel books  from all parts of the world.

The map dealers Barry Ruderman, Neatline Antique maps, RD Rare Books and Maps and Geographicus from the USA and TMecca from South Korea are our non European participants much adding to the international character of the fair.

A small but interesting expo is included : "Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine", with maps showing diseases over the last 400 years.

33 International map dealers

Paris : Librairie Le Bail, Librairie Loeb-Larocque, Le Zograscope, Pingel Rare Books, Rogers Turner Books,

England: Daniel Crouch Rare Books - London, Altea Antique maps - London, IMCoS.

U.S.A. : Barry Ruderman - La Jolla CA, Geographicus Rare Antique Maps - Brooklyn, Rdraremapsandbooks - Pasadena, Neatline Antique Maps - San Francisco, Boston Rare Maps - Southampton.

The Netherlands : Paulus Swaen Europe - Amsterdam, Paul Peters, Iris Globes - Almen, Paul Bremmers Antiquariaat - Maastricht, deRoo Rare Books - Zwijndrecht.

Belgique : Sanderus - Gent, CartaHistorica - Tervuren,  Il Labirinto - Gent Sint-Denijs-Westrem, The Brussels Map Circle - Bruxelles.

Germany : Norbert Haas - Bedburg,  Stampe Antiche Enotria Antiqua - St.Wendel 

Italy :Old Times - Perugia, . Studio Bibliografico Morghen - Rome, Leg Antiqua Ossola - Gorizia.

Cyprus : Eosphoros Antique Books & Images Ltd. - Nicosia.

Spain : Gonzalo Fernández Pontes Libros y Mapas antiguos - Madrid, Bolivar Old Prints - Barcelone, M. Moleiro Editor, S.A. - Barcelone.

South Korea : TMecca - Seoul.

 [see details of participating dealers here]

Dealers who want to participate at the Fair, or who want to have more details for participation may click here for more dealer info or register now.

Cocktail reception open for vistors and dealers

A cocktail reception will be held open for visitors and participating dealers. The reception will feature a premium open bar.

The reception starts at 7.00 PM Friday November 5th and will last for one hour.

This is a great opportunity to meet all of the dealers in an unwinded atmosphere before the fair.

Reservation is needed.


Please have a look at our joint catalog offering maps, atlases, scientific Instruments, globes available for immediate sale.

Click here to go to catalog >>>>


Three points why you should visit Paris

1./ Make your visit more profitable and visit one or more of the 20 shops of Paris who are offering maps, prints and travel-related books or the hundreds of other book shops and bouquinistes along the River Seine.

Paris is still one of the best places to buy your maps and prints.

2./ Or just relax a few hours or days following the fair and visit the Louvre, the map collection of the Bibliothéque Nationale, the Eifel Tower or the Moulin Rouge.

3./ Getting to Paris is from many European cities very easy with the super fast trains Thalys (when ariving from Netherlands, Belgium and Cologne) and Eurostar (when arriving from London).

Check the TGV French train system. Check out all Premium trains of Europe.Air France is linking the rest of the world with Paris.

The fair will be held in the center of Paris, Hotel Ambassador,16 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris.

45 minutes from Airport Charles De Gaulle and Airport Orly.

Mètro: Chaussèe d'Antin (lines 7+9) - Richelieu Drouot (lines 8+9) - Opéra (lines 3+7+8)

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

The cocktail and fair will take place in Hotel Ambassador Opéra and staying at this hotel makes it very comfortable visiting the fair and the auction rooms of Drouot.

The hotel Ambassador is offering a rare combination of charm and character from French tradition, with modern facilities and great comfort.

Originally built in 1927, the hotel was the vision of the influential architect Baron Haussmann who was commissioned to reshape Paris' streets and architecture.

The property has an illustrious past as host to royalty, politicians and visiting heads of state along with important historical figures such as Charles Lindbergh and Gustave Eiffel. The Hotel Ambassador stands nearly on top of the site of the Hotel Tetebout where Thomas Jefferson, his daughter, Martha, and his slave,

James Hemings, spent most of their first year in Paris. It was at the Hotel Ambassador that Charles Lindbergh was feted after he made the first solo flight across the Atlantic from a rainy airstrip on Long Island to Paris in 1927.



The most comfortable way of visiting or participating at the fair is staying in Hotel Ambassador Opéra, you have all under one roof.

The hotel is known for its service and therefore does not come cheap. Rooms are starting at 240 euros and tend to go up to 280euros nearing the fair date. Superior room EURO 275 - DeLuxe room EURO 395 - Suite EURO 1045

Check for availability hotel reservation form

Reserve a room at Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel and visit the Paris Map-Fair.

Search for other hotels in the Opéra region.

Check availability in the Milenium hotel, situated next door to the Hotel Ambassador, and rooms starting at 200 euros.