AbeMaps stands for Auction, Buy, Explore antique MAPS.
Find historical auction results of 10,000 and more maps.
Large online map galley with 1000's of maps
available for immediatesale.
A grading system can help the starting collector to set his focus. We realize that such a grading system is subjective and to some extent, vary between the types of maps graded.
In a nutshell, four key items determine a map's value: historical importance, beauty, condition and -rarity.
Sales of many Antique Map dealers are now-a-days done over the internet. Unfortunately not all buyers placing online orders are paying their bill for one or another reason.
Registered bona fide map dealers can add and have access to the MapBan advisory banlist of antique map buyers with unpaid invoices.