Books & Maps

We sell books and maps throughout the year with specialist valuers on hand to sort the wheat from the chaff. Any singular lots of high merit get held back from our weekly Home Furnishings & Collectables Sales to be placed into our international specialist books, maps & antiquarian prints section.

Our highest sale price over the last decade has come by this very means when we offered on the World market a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1493), photographed below. Only a handful of copies exist of this early form of printing and at auction it fetched over £100,000 (including buyers premium)

Gerard Coughlan is our map valuer, having many years handling some beautiful examples including rare productions from the world famous cartographer John Speed, including this example from back in 2014 which sold for £4,500 (including buyers premium).