22nd Paris Map, Atlas, town view & Globes Fair

Saturday 4 November 2023

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 3 November 2023

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 4 November 2023

Map, atlas, town views & globe Fair 11AM - 6PM 

22eme Salon de la Carte Géographique Ancienne, plans & du Globes 

Hôtel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann - 75009 Paris

Free entree

Free estimation of your maps, atlases, globes and instruments

Exposition :  "Down to Earth - Geological Maps" . - See Expo | See Metaverse version

The 22nd edition of the Paris Map-fair will be taking place on November 4th 2023 and opens its doors for 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..

The fair includes antique maps, atlases, globes, city views and travel books.

Loeb-Larocque, Librairie LeBail, Pingel Rare Books, Pingel Rare Books, Sylvie et Roland Rossignol, Gonzalo Fernández Pontes Libros y Mapas antiguos are only some of the 34 dealers who will be showing atlases, maps, town views and travel books from all parts of the world. Specialist antique globe dealers Bart DeRoo and Paulus Swaen Europe will be showing a fine selection of globes and surveying instruments.

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.

Expo "Down to Earth - Geological Maps" . - A small but interesting expo is included showing 18th - 20 century Geological maps.

Geologic maps represent the distribution of different types of rock and surficial deposits, as well as locations of geologic structures such as faults and folds. Geologic maps are the primary source of information for various aspects of land-use planning, including the siting of buildings and transportation systems. 

The world’s oldest geological map ever found was drawn around 1150 BC to document an expedition by a pharaoh to retrieve building stone in Egypt.

It is considered that the first attempt to make a geological map was proposed by Jean-Étienne Guettard in his book “Mémoire et carte minéralogique sur la nature et la situation des terrains qui traversent la France et l'Angleterre” (A mineralogical survey and map of the type and location of terrain underlying France & England) in 1746. It was not until the 19th century that the first major advances occurred with a sketch of a geological map of the Paris basin on a scale of 1:800,000 made by Jean-Baptiste Julien d'Omalius d'Halloy in 1816.

You may already visit the expo in a 3D Metaverse version here !.

39 International map dealers

Paris : Librairie Le Bail, Librairie Loeb-Larocque, Pingel Rare Books, Sylvie et Roland Rossignol.

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

Canada. : Vetus Carta Rare Maps - Ottawa.

The Netherlands : Paulus Swaen Europe - Amsterdam, Bart de Roo - Zwijndrecht, Paul Bremmers Antiquariaat - Maastricht, Dat Narrenschip - Middelburg.

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

Germany : Norbert Haas - Bedburg, Enotria - Sankt Wendel, Adina Sommer - Munich. Götzfried Antique Maps - Tettnang.

Italy :Old Times - Perugia,  Sergio Trippini - Gavirate, LEG Antiqua Ossola - Gorizia, Studio Bibliografico Morghen - Rome, Sante Trinca - Albano Laziale 

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

Spain : Gonzalo Fernández Pontes Libros y Mapas antiguos - Madrid.

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

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

The reception starts at 7.00 PM Friday November 4th and lasts 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.