Antiquariat Daša Pahor GbR

Antiquariat Daša Pahor, was established 17 years ago, in Munich, Germany, and specializes in sourcing and researching unusual, unique and academically significant maps, books and archives, and providing them to libraries, museums and private collectors.  We are a member of ILAB and are pleased to count many leading institutions, on five continents, as regular customers.

From 2006 to 2020, we regularly exhibited at major events such as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, Firsts London, Frankfurt Book Fair, Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair, London Map Fair, Paris Map Fair, Mantua Map & Print Fair, Milan Map Fair, Amsterdam Antiquarian Book Fair, and the Warsaw Art Fair.

However, since 2020, we have been taking a hiatus from trade fairs to dedicate our focus to improving our knowledge and the quality of our research, as well to curate new arrivals and maintain closer contact with our clients worldwide.

Our premises are located in the charming Schwabing neighborhood of Munich.  We invite you to visit us (by appointment only, as we do not have a shop), including on weekends.

Daša Pahor (*1977 in Slovenia) specializes in cataloguing and curating books and maps relating to the Ottoman Empire, Middle East, Slavic languages, Central Europe and items connected with data visualization and the history of art. 

Daša holds a PhD in the History of Art from the University of Ljubljana, focusing upon 16th and 17th century architecture in Central Europe.  She has also authored several peer-reviewed articles, and during her archival research into 16th century sources in German language she developed and an interest in antiquarian books.

As a keen flea market goer since her teenage years and a collector of mid-century Yugoslav design and vintage clothing, going into antique books did not seem like such a leap.

After attending German and International antiquarian book fairs for several years, both as a private collector and as an assistant to professional book dealers, Daša founded Antiquariat Daša Pahor, in Munich, in September 2006.

Daša is also our business manager, and she will be happy to answer your e-mails and attend to your orders.

Alexander (“Alex”) Johnson (*1977 in Toronto) holds a PhD in History from the University of Exeter, England.  His doctoral thesis became the basis for a ground-breaking book on scientific cartography in the U.S.A. and Canada, The First Mapping of America: The General Survey of British North America Johnson (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017).

Alex’s career in the antiquarian world began at Christie’s, London, in 2005, where he conducted the research for the sale of the Waldseemüller Globe Gores (1507), the ‘Birth Certificate of America,’ and a world auction record for a single-sheet printed map.  He subsequently held positions with leading dealers in New York and California.  

Alex has spearheaded several international projects and curated museum exhibitions on historical cartography in the United States, United Kingdom and India.  He has also authored several academic articles, most notably as part of The History of Cartography, Volume 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (2020). 

In September 2014, Alex joined his wife, Daša, at Antiquariat Daša Pahor, where his main fields of expertise are maps, books and archives regarding the West Indies & Latin America, South and East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Alex is a longtime collector of maps and books relating to Jamaica, a country to which he has strong family connections.  Like Daša, this experience gives him an insight into the other side of the business, as being a client and curator.

Antiquariat Daša Pahor GbR
Dasa Pahor & Alexander Johnson

Jakob-Klar-Str. 12
80796 München

Tel / Fax: 089 27-37-23-52
VAT-nr.: DE 300219701