Travel and Atlases

Rare Travel Books and Atlases at Forum Auctions represents one of our most traditional and popular areas of rare and collectable books. Mankind’s insatiable appetite to discover (and often lay claim to) every corner of the globe has long been a source of fascination with rare book collectors, appealing equally to private collectors and noble institutions, who appreciate the unique insight into our evolving understanding of the world around us rare Travel Books and Atlases can offer.

Our specialists have many years of experience in these fields and are available to provide valuations and advise best path to market for any rare Travel Books and Atlases you may have, as well as advise on probate and insurance valuations for single items or collections. Please view the Experts section below for more information.

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Rupert Powell

Rupert Powell

Deputy Chairman, International Head of Books

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Dido Arthur

Dido Arthur

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Max Hasler

Max Hasler

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Rhiannon Spence

Rhiannon Spence

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Hester Malin

Hester Malin

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Cosima Benson-Colpi

Cosima Benson-Colpi

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Lydia Gardner

Lydia Gardner

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Leo Hessian

Leo Hessian

Trainee Cataloguer, Books and Works on Paper

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Simon Luterbacher

Simon Luterbacher

Consultant, Books and Works on Paper

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Do you auction 19th & 20th century Atlases?
It is sometimes believed that, due to the upscale in atlas production in the 19th century, atlases from that period would not be especially valuable or collectable. This is true in many cases, especially if compared to the atlases of greater antiquity; however, the expanding role of science and economics in the 19th century also many specialist atlases being created, which are highly important records of their time. Even into the 20th century there are collectable atlases of, for example, meteorological and demographical interest. Contact us for advice on any rare maps you may have.
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