Informations générales
pour les participants

16e Salon de la Carte Géographique Ancienne

du Globes & de l'Instrument Scientifique

Samedi 4 Novembre 2017

11h00 - 18h00

Entrée LIBRE

Hôtel Ambassador

16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris - France

info tél.: 01 84 88 45 86 - 06 11 80 33 75 

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Map fair dinner / reservation

Hotel Ambassador

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Metro/ TGV/Euro Star/Thalys museums

Old maps of paris




Saturday November 4, 2017, from 7.00 - 11.00 h


Please collect immediately at arrival on November 7th your badges at the Map-Fair registration desk in the lobby of the Hotel Ambassador.

Please wear your badges all day. They are the only way our staff can recognize you and let you in and out.

During set-up hours (7.00-11.00) the organization will allow only those persons who are registered. The mapdealer may not have assistants who are map dealers in their own right or who represent map businesses other than that of the registered dealer. 


We will be providing guards throughout the day, who will patrol the entrance doors during set-up hours, and ensure that visitors' small packages and bags are checked in to the cloakroom on arrival and that on leaving the hall all visitors' purchases are marked with a "Sold" sticker.


A wrapping desk is available providing packing paper for packing your sold items. At a nominal fee of 5 EURO hard tubes with plastic closings are available for purchase. 


We have reserved some parking lots in front of the hotel on Friday after noon and Saturday from 7.00-9.00h for unloading your car. After you are finished unloading you have to remove your car immediately. The nearest car parking is at Drouot and Galeries Lafayette. During break-down hours we have reserved also 5 parking lots and you are requested to remove your car immediately after finishing. We have valet parking; after unpacking your car, an hotel employee can park your card for you.Hotel bell-boys are available to assist you by carrying items in and out the hotel, or in and out your hotel room. 


The mapfair opens to the public Saturday November 4, at 11.00 The closing will be at 18.00 h.

30 International map, globe and scientific instrument dealers

from France, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Cyprus and USA are participating.[ details of dealers ]


- Area dimensions for a Standard stand are 2x2 meters. Stands are composed of a covered table (180x80cm or 80x80cm), chairs and a dealer's name board. (Euro 975 + TVA *)

- Area dimensions for a De Luxe stand are 3x3 meters. Stands are composed of a covered table (180x80cm or 80x80cm), chairs and a dealer's name board. (Euro 1425 + TVA *)

- Table, one table of 180x80cm, there is no space for printrack, including chair and a dealer's name board.(Euro 525 + TVA *)

* Dealers outside France but within the EU with a valid VAT number are exempt from paying TVA .


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

Reservation is needed.

Your booth fee include participation at this reception, and you may invite guest as well.

Afterward, dinner is arranged individually at one of the many delightful restaurants that the district has to offer.


Rear screening for displaying maps of 2 meters wide; by 2.30 meters high is optional and must be ordered before October 20th. Extra costs are EURO 150 for 2 meters wide.

De Luxe stands may order 2 or 3 metros rear screening. (Cost for 3 meters screen is EURO 225).

If you do not order rear screening, you can not display items in the rear. It is not allowed to stitch items on the Hotel wall.


We offer three sizes of showcases :

100 x 45 x 180cm. at EUROS 310,00 (excl. TVA)

Orders need to be placed before October 1st.


If you are traveling light and you still want to present your maps in a print rack we have good news.

For EURO 45,00 we offer a print racks for rent. In a standard size stand (2x2meters) you can rent one print rack when you have decided for a 80x180cm table. In case you choose for a 80x80cm table you can have two print racks.

Offcourse you are free in using your own print racks.


Participants are requested to pay the due amount in EUROS before September 15th.



Dealer who have not yet filled in the registration form are requested doing so as soon as possible.

Participants who have not yet submitted their passportnumber/drivers license numbers and registration number of their business at any official registery (for Americans EIN or Sales Tax Nr) have to do so as soon as possible. European dealers need to provide their VAT numbers. French dealers need to provide their "No récépissé de revendeur d'objets mobiliers" and "Numero de registre du commerce".

European dealers:

A dealer from within Europe has to provide a valid European VAT registration after which he does not have to pay TVA on exposition costs.

Non-European dealers:

A non European dealer and a French dealer are charged 20% VAT / TVA on the exposition invoice.

MAP / ATLAS AUCTION of Loeb-Larocque (more)

Do not miss the viewing and Map and Atlas Auction of Loeb-Larocque on Friday 4th, 2016 at Drouot-Richelieu, 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris.

The auction will be taking place at Drouot-Richelieu, 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, on November 4 th. 2016, starting at 14.00h.


Hotel Ambassador - 16, Blvd Haussmann - 75009 Paris - France

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

Superior room EURO 275 - DeLuxe room EURO 395 - Suite EURO 1045

Check for availability hotel reservation form

Or check out BOOKINGS.COM with often even better rates !

This late 20's style, very centrally located hotel on boulevard Haussmann, is a first class, four star historic hotel featuring a truly Parisian atmosphere, with crystal chandeliers, paintings and antiques. The property has a renowned gourmet restaurant and piano cocktail bar. The Hotel Ambassador stands nearly on top of the site of the “Hotel Tetebout” (in today's Ninth Arrondissement) 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.


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.


Surrounded by Baron Haussmann's celebrated boulevards, the Hotel Ambassador is in a quiet oasis for business and leisure. A pharmacy, post office, newsstand, and many interesting small shops and restaurants of all sorts are within a few minutes walk of the hotel. 

Attractions within one mile/3km: Champs Elysee, Notre Dame, Opera Garnier, Place Vendome, and the well known traditional grands magasins (department stores) Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps, and the Stock Exchange. The Louvre Museum is a 15-20 minutes walk south and the charming Montmartre area is a 10 minute walk north (the view of Montmartre's monumental Sacré Coeur from the corner of Rue Laffitte and Boulevard Haussmann, just east of the hotel, is breathtaking). 

There are also a number of early 19th century Passages/Galeries (arcades), including the extensive Passage des Panoramas, near the hotel. As the Eyewitness Travel Guide to Paris says: "At the time of their construction, the Galeries represented a new traffic free area for commerce, workshops and apartments. They fell into disuse but were dramatically revamped in the 1970s and now house an eclectic mixture of small shops selling anything from designer jewelry to rare books. They have high, vaulted roofs of iron and glass."


Nearest tube/metro station - Opera-Chausee D'Antin (opposite hotel). Walking distance to

  tube/metro station - 300 meters/ 3 minutes.

•Nearest bus stop - Opera (opposite hotel). Walking distance to bus stop - 2 blocks.

•Nearest rail station - Gare St. Lazare. Walking distance – 10 minutes.

•Distance from airports - 24 kilometers (Charles de Gaulle) / 17 kilometers (Orly) 

• Public Parking - 5 minutes walk, 80 French Francs per day 

•Valet parking 

Reserve a place now, space is limited! 


We do or best to make this first edition of the Paris map fair a success for all of us. We will be placing ads in Caert-thresoor, IMCoS Journal, La Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, Aladin, etc. 

In recent years we have got editorials in MapForum, IMCoS journal, Brussels Map collectors Circle.

3500 examples of a flyer are included in the auction catalogue of Loeb-Larocque, 1000 examples are distributed at French dealers, 200 are included in the journals Caartthresor and BMCC, 30 full-colour posters are distributed at Paris Book and Print shops, Bibliotheque National, etc.

If you need flyers/invitations please advise (tel. +33 1 44248580)


Getting to Paris is from many European cities very easy with the super fast trains

Thalys (when arriving 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.

Getting around in Paris:

Hotel Ambassador,16 Blvd Haussmann, 75009 is located in the center of Paris:

30 minutes from Airport Charles De Gaulle and 45 minutes from Airport Orly.

Metro: Chaussée d'Antin (lines 7+9) - Richelieu Drouot (lines 8+9) - Opéra (lines 3+7+8) (Click for Metro map in PDF)

RER: link with AUBER.

gem Other interesting things to see and do in Paris

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.

Our just relax a few hours or days following the fair and visit the Louvre, the map collection of the Bibliothèque National , the Eifel Tower or the Moulin Rouge.

All museums of Paris. An interactive map of Museums and Monuments of Paris 

Other hotels located close to Map fair in Hotel Ambassador.


Vendredi 3 novembre 2017

Vente aux enchères, à Drouot-Richelieu

Exposition publiques 11h à 12h.

Vente aux enchères à Drouot, à 14h

Expert : Béatrice Loeb-Larocque (détails)

Cocktail 19h

Comme les années précédentes, nous organisons un cocktail le vendredi soir 4 novembre, afin de réunir marchands et amateurs.

Le cocktail est ouvert aux visiteurs et aux exposants mais nécessite une réservation. C'est une excellente occasion de rencontrer tous les collectionneurs et les marchands dans une atmosphère détendue avant le salon.

La réception comportera un bar ouvert haut de gamme et des hors-d'œuvre légers et commencera à 19 heures et dure une heure.

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

Sur réservation seulement.

Samedi 4 Novembre

Salon de 11h00 à 18h00 

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

Hôtel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris

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