Auction House Details

Swaen Map Auction

Auction House Name Swaen Map Auction
Site URL http://www.swaen.com
About Us Paulus Swaen specializes in maps of all parts of the world, atlases and globes, illustrated books and medieval manuscripts. Paulus Swaen Internet Auction, first offered in 1996, was the first internet auction to specialize in old maps. It is a unique place for buying and selling antique maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts. Sales are conducted in February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November. The firm has an ample stock of maps of all parts of the world produced by renowned cartographers, such as Ortelius, Mercator, Blaeu, Janssonius, Hondius, Visscher, de Wit, as well as dealing in atlases, globes, travel books and medieval manuscripts.A certificate of authenticity is provided with each lot. The firm was founded in 1978 in the Netherlands and the Gallery was housed until the middle of 1997 in a lovely old building. Beginning in 1996 we began to offer catalogues on the Internet. A map auction division was added the same year. Today the business is managed from both Florida, USA and London
Who do I contact if I have questions?
City Indian Rocks Beach
State Florida
Country United States
Zipcode 33785
Contact Number (727) 687-3298
Buyer's Fee The buyer pays, on top of the hammer price, a premium of 12% on the first $30,000 and 8% on the excess. Buyers from within the State of Florida pay a 7% sales tax on the hammer price plus buyer's premium and shipping cost.
Consigner's Fee Commission rates for consignors depend on value: 12% for items that sell for $5,000 and below, 8% for items that sell for more than $5,000.

AUCTION LIST


  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.