Maps & Prints Co., Ltd., Bangkok is in the business of buying and
selling classic maps, prints, engravings, books and bonds generally
printed before the turn of the 20th century and dealing with Asia,
particularly the countries of South East Asia, namely Thailand (Siam),
Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
Old Maps & Prints, a duly registered company under Thai law, is home-based in Bangkok for almost 5 years and owned by two German expatriates with together 35 years of Asia experience. The company is guided and operated by Joerg Kohler, an experienced Antiquarian, who worked in the "Print Capitals" of the world before making Bangkok his home.
Joerg Kohler was born near Duesseldorf, Germany. He studied History of Arts at the University of Bochum. In 1977 he joined the Antiquarian Book- and Print shop of Hans Marcus in Duesseldorf as a trainee. There and at the Amsterdam branch at the Keizersgracht he got a comprehensive and hands on introduction to old maps and engravings, including colouring, paper and paper restoration, bookbinding and picture framing. In 1980 Joerg was recommended to Robert Douwma (Prints & Maps) Ltd, London. He had the honour to work under Tony Campbell and learned about valuation and cataloguing. In London he made friends in the antiquarian print business and many of them are today regular suppliers of Old Maps & Prints.
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