All items in our on-line catalogue are offered exclusively “subject to prior sale”. Orders are dealt with in strict order of receipt. All items offered are genuine and authentic antique maps guaranteed to have been printed (or hand drawn, or painted, or manufactured) at or near the given date (c.), mostly 16th and 17th century. Else mentioned

A certificate of authentication is provided on request. Dimensions are given in centimeters (height x width). “Original colour” means that the item was coloured by hand at or around the time of publication; “old colour” means early but probably not original; “coloured” means the item was coloured later and at any time in the last 100 years. Each item is in good condition unless otherwise noted in the description, allowing for the usual minor imperfections of antique material. Care has been taken in noting serious flaws.

Prices and payment are in Euros only.  ONLY FOR YOUR INFORMATION, we also indicate US$ and £ prices on the basis of a currency converter which we manually update from time to time. However and again, such US$ and £ figures are for your general information only. Payment is always in Euros only with no exit or entry bank costs on our side. All bank costs sending and receiving are at your charge.

Depending on our own purchase an additional based on the applicable rate of your home country may be payable by customers residing in the EC, unless they can provide a VAT registration number. Payment for purchases may be made by you via credit card (such as VISA or MasterCard, but only if you have the home facility to do so. We do not have the facility to process your credit card information.

All items are offered are subject to prior sale and remain the property of CartaHistorica until payment has been received in full.  Maps will be shipped via Fedex upon receipt of your payment. All orders will be sent fully insured by registered mail at the customer’s expense. Overseas orders will be sent by express courier.

According to Belgian law: Any item may be returned within fourteen days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price, provided that the item is returned to us by the method it was shipped and in the same condition as received, properly wrapped and insured. Refunds are limited to the original purchase price, including initial delivery costs and will be applied once the goods have been received back and are in the same condition as originally sent.

Since we are based in Flanders (Belgium), we can also communicate with you in Dutch, French or German.


Until your purchase, we retain an exclusive monopoly right to any paper and digital copy of the map, view or atlas.

After purchase, the buyer of a map, view or atlas is granted a copy right (digital and on paper) of the purchased object. However, this right is not exclusive towards CartaHistorica. We always also retains a copy right for any purpose we consider fit.