May 9th | 10th, 2020
Antiquarian Book & Map Fair
Mantova Libri Mappe Stampe (Mantua Books, Maps & Prints) antiques fair carries on a tradition started in 1975, when the first event in Italy entirely dedicated to antique prints, maps & books and their collection was held in Mantua.
That event helped spread the passion for antique printed materials.
Over Forty Italian and international exhibitors (including specialist bookshops and professional antique prints and maps dealers) have already confirmed their attendance to this renowned and most awaited fair.
Precious old books, such as the 16th-century printed books by famous printers like Manunzio and Giunta, rare and curious prints dating from the 16th through to the 20th centuries and a large variety of antique maps and decorative prints (always original and guaranteed by professional dealers) attract the interest of enthusiastic visitors and satisfy even the most demanding collectors.
A special section of the fair is dedicated to the extraordinary world of cartography and includes maps, atlases, landscapes and topographic maps.
Some antique dealers, specialized in ancient graphics, expose collections of priceless works by “noted engravers” such as Dürer, Raimondi, Ghisi.
Saturday 9th May | 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday 10th May | 9:30 am - 1 pm
Friday 8th May – from 3:00 pm
Piazza Virgiliana n. 55 - Mantova
Visitors to the fair are entitled to a discount on the ticket to visit the collection of the Museum.
Mantova Libri Mappe & Stampe is organized by Blu Nautilus S.r.l., a company specialized in events such as the big monthly antiques fairs C'era una volta... Antiquariato and C'era una volta... Il Libro at Cesena Fair Centre.