Pierre Joppen is the founder of Paulus Swaen Old Maps & Prints and started selling old maps and prints in 1978 in the Netherlands. When Paulus Swaen started with fully online auctions in 1998 we were the only auction house specializing in old maps and prints doing so.
What is new in 2022
A lot has changed on the web in the last 28 years since we started our first online auction. With the arrival of the metaverse and web3, we think we are at a crossroads with new opportunities to sell our maps and connect with collectors and map lovers.
We have decided to say good buy to the online auction format and since June 22022 we started to organize monthly “Buy or Bid” sales.
So from now on you decide the price for which amount you want to buy an item. In this sale, the items will be listed for 7 days and you may purchase an item at the buy price at any time and the sale for this item has closed.
If you do not wish to pay the buy price you may also bid/offer lower on any item.
There is no set reserve price so you may offer what you wish.
Items that do not sell at their buy price will be made available at the highest accepted bid after the close of the sale.
So from now on you decide the price for which amount you want to buy an item. READ MORE
The Map Bar
Take a break and pop in at The Map Bar, the metaverse meeting point, with plenty of antique maps on the wall. Each Tuesday 1.00 PM EST (7.00 PM Amsterdam) you meet and speak with other collectors or you will have a chat with a stranger about other things in life. (and you can access it through a browser, so no headset is required). POP IN AT THE MAP BAR AND HAVE A LOOK NOW
What was born as an idea from science fiction has long since become reality. The metaverse is more than just virtual reality, augmented reality, extended reality, or cyberspace – it’s all of those things at once.
Walk around in one of our metaverse galleries and discover our maps of the Ukraine, World, Hong Kong and Africa.
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Paulus Swaen Europe b.v.
Gerrit van der Veenstraat 112 Hs, 1077 EN Amsterdam
Tel. +31 (0)20 2255198
Paulus Swaen Inc
901 North Hercules Avenue, Suite A
Clearwater, Florida 33765, USA
Tel. +1 727 687 3298