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Maps of Europe

Antique maps are distinctive for their time-bound perspectives. Early maps made in Europe in particular tell a story about the motivations of the mapmaker. These flawed and inaccurate representations of the world are typically more rare and valuable than a precise model of geography.

Maps were a luxury of wealthy patrons. Therefore, a map was oriented toward the political or religious personal motivations of the person who commissioned it. Collectors may find it amusing to note the falsified political borders, region centrism, and other idiosyncrasies of these maps. European maps from the Middle Ages were made by monks and are consistently religious in nature, placing Jerusalem at the center. Maps made by monks typically feature extensive decoration with monsters and wild animals lurking... Read more

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Große Schwaben-Karte (17.Jh.)

July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM CET
Radolfzell, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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Schwaben (16.Jh.)

July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM CET
Radolfzell, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Baltikum (16.Jh.)

July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM CET
Radolfzell, Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2 historic Berlin Prints

July 23, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Nokomis, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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2 vintage maps of Belgium - WW2 War office & French auto map

July 24, 2016, 10:00 AM AEST
Fyshwick, Australia

AUD20 (1 bid)

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J.-Bte. Bourguignon d'Anville (French, 1697-1782)

July 24, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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1856 Colton Hand-colored Map of Northern Italy

July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Original Antique Maps of Italy & Europe

July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Senex (John) - A New Map of the World, From the Latest observations,

July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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Sinaia - harta a sta?iunii ?i împrejurimilor / Sinaia - a resort map

July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM EET
Bucharest, Romania

€75 (starting bid)

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Turkey in Europe and Hungary / Turkey in Europe and Hungary - map

July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM EET
Bucharest, Romania

€150 (starting bid)

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Sanson Nicolas Illyricum orientis / Illyricum orientis - map

July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM EET
Bucharest, Romania

€300 (starting bid)

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Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania / Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania - map

July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM EET
Bucharest, Romania

€300 (starting bid)

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A needlework map of Europe by Mary Lawrence, Torre School, Torquay, 1859, w

July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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View of Pisa and Italian Map of Russia

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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3 European Maps Including France & England

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Johann Friedrich Walter, Copperplate Map of Berlin, 18th C.

August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€450 (starting bid)

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