Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell reproductions?
All maps listed on our website are authentic antique maps that were drawn or painted on or about the date listed in the products description. Any map or print that could not be described as original is clearly labeled.

Do you offer a Certificate of Authenticity?
We will provide certificates of authenticity with any purchase upon request. If you would like to receive a certificate of authenticity with your online purchase, please indicate so in your order notes and we will make sure one is provided.

Do you buy maps and prints?
Yes. You can find more information regarding sales and appraisals on our "Sale and Appraisal Inquiries" page under the "more" tab.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Currently we cannot fulfill online orders internationally but will be able to soon. If you would like to order a piece to be shipped outside of the United States, please call us at 713 622 7531 and place your order over the phone. We are working tirelessly to continue improving our digital infrastructure.

How do you ship antique maps and pieces?
Depending on the size, we either ship in flat padded packages or in thick tubes. Globes and other oddly shaped pieces are packed in multi-layer boxes with padding in between. We have years of experience shipping the rarest of maps and globes around the world.

Are shipments insured?
Yes, all pieces are fully insured to their purchase price. If the piece arrives damaged a full refund will be issued. View our policies links at the bottom of the page.

Can I return a piece I am not satisfied with?
Yes, we certify that all items are guaranteed as described. Any purchase may be returned for a full refund within 10 working days as long as the item is returned in the same condition and is packed and shipped correctly. View our policies links at the bottom of the page.

Can I have a piece I purchased online framed with The Antiquarium as well?
Yes, framing consultations can be done through video-chat platforms if you are not located in the Houston area. To view information on our framing services, click on our "framing" tab at the top of the web-page and include a note in your order to indicate you would like to explore framing options before shipping.