Most map collectors start out by filling a blank wall at their home or office,and as their knowledge and interest grows, move on to collecting in earnest.
The team behind Bartele Gallery, which is situated on the 2nd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is happy to introduce you to the fascinating world of antique treasure maps, prints and books. Their in-house specialist Dr. David Parry will be happy to explain to you how to be able to recognise a valuable map. With his advice, it will be easy to start collecting immediately.
Why invest in antique maps?
The beauty of old and rare maps can be enjoyed as well as the joy of investing in a valuable antique. Antique maps are among the most affordable, under-valued and attractive antiques that are readily available to the public. Many Asian maps have doubled their value over the last few years.
A visit to Bartele Gallery at the Mandarin Hotel feels like having the opportunity to gaze through these amazing windows into Asian history. The maps and prints on offer are all over a 100 years old and are sold with a certificate of authenticy.