We carefully consider pricing when we acquire new inventory. We begin by grading our antique prints and maps on the following variables:
1. Artist/engraver – Is the artist famous for their skill or their place in art history? Does the print or map show something for the first time?
2. Aesthetics - Is it a fabulous image? In general, the larger, showier works command the highest prices in the marketplace.
3. Condition - This can be crucially important. The value of even the rarest print is dramatically decreased by tears, relining, modern coloring, and staining.
4. Rarity – How many impressions of the original print were created?
We are proud of our ability to purchase the best pieces at the best prices. When we purchase something at a low price, we pass the savings on to our customers. After all, we are in the business of selling, not storing, antique prints and maps! When you browse our website you will see what we mean.
Hollie Powers Holt and Denise DeLaurentis