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Books Maps Prints – Mantua

September 16th-17th, 2023. The fair market for ancient print and book lovers

Mantua Books Maps Prints - Lombardia - Italy
16 Sep 2023 - 17 Sep 2023 Lombardia -Mantua  Art-Culture-History | Festival-Fairs | Hobby

On September 16th and 17th, 2023, Mantua Books Maps Prints (Libri Mappe Stampe) is the fair market for book lovers and paper collectors, but also for connoisseurs and curious,

Books, Maps, Prints is organized in Mantua, in the cloister of the former Augustinian monastery of Sant’Agnese, now Francesco Gonzaga Museum.

The fair was first organized in 1975 with the name of “The Frontispice”, and is the longest-running Italian fair-market dedicated to the world of book antiques and paper collecting.

Every year the fair welcomes over 50 exhibitors from Italy and abroad, including specialized dealers, antique bookshops.

What visitors can find: valuable books, such as the sixteenth century’s ones that came out of the presses of famous printers, rarities and bibliographic curiosities from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, ancient geographical maps, books and old prints, maps, atlases, topographical views and plans, collections of engravings by great masters such as Albrecht Dürer, Marcantonio Raimondi, Giorgio Ghisi.

The event takes place twice a year, in May and September

Free admission

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