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

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.

An additional VAT (6 or 21%) is payable by customers residing in the EC, unless they can provide a VAT registration number. Payment for purchases may be made by credit card (such as VISA or MasterCard).

All items are offered subject to prior sale and remain the property of CartaHistorica until payment has been received in full. 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.