9th | 10th May 2020

The oldest book and map fair in Italy, established 1975


Mantova Libri Mappe Stampe antiques fair carries on a tradition started in 1975, when the first event in Italy entirely dedicated to antique prints, maps and books was held in Mantua.

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 prints (always original and garanteed 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, topographic maps.

Some antique dealers, specialized in ancient graphics, expose collections of works by "noted engravers" (Grandi Maestri) such as Durer, Raimondi, Ghisi.



[Next edition 19 | 20 September 2020]
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Saturday 9th may |  9.30 am - 6.30 pm

Domenica 10th may |  9.30 am - 1 pm


For traders

Friday 8th May from 3 pm

Museo Diocesano F. Gonzaga

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 e Stampe is organized by Blu Nautilus srl a company specialized in events such as

 C'era  una volta... Antiquariato e

C'era una volta... Il Libro at Cesena Fair. 


Museo Francesco Gonzaga

Museo diocesano di Mantova

Organized by Blu Nautilus srl


Person responsible for the project

Elisabetta Casanova

tel +39 333.3308106

Press Office Agenzia Prima Pagina