News results for ‘atlases’
04 October 2017
Bring on autumn huntingCountry Life
As masterpieces become harder to locate, London’s October fairs offer rarities aplenty
01 October 2017
Curiosities and cabinetsFT Weekend
Frieze Masters | The fair is expanding beyond fine art to include artefacts, tribal art, ceramics, rare books and textiles. Emma Crichton-Miller reports
31 December 2015
British Library to put very big royal atlas onlineThe Art Newspaper
The British Library in London is a quarter of the way through a major project to re-catalogue, digitise and conserve a 50,000-strong map collection assembled by Britain’s famous collector-king, George III (1738-1820). Among the objects to be digitally photographed is the world’s second largest atlas, which measures a huge 1.8m by 2.3m. The Klencke Atlas, named after the Dutch sugar merchant Johannes Klencke, who presented it to Charles II in 1660, contains 41 large-scale maps made in the 1620s and 1630s, a period known as the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The maps were intended to hang on the wall, but were bound into one giant book.
02 March 2015
Las curiosidades que esconden los tesoros de Tefaf Maastricht 2015Revista de Arte
Quedan menos de dos semanas para que comience TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2015, que este año tendrá lugar del 13 al 22 de marzo. Esta gran feria del arte y las antigüedades, la más importante del mundo, contará con la presencia de más de 270 galerías procedentes de una veintena de países. Cinco de ellas son españolas: Deborah Elvira, Artur Ramon Art, Galería Caylus, Galería López de Aragón y Coll&Cortés Ltd. Una sexta, Elba Benítez, asistirá como invitada a la nueva sección Night Fishing, comisariada por Sydney Picasso y dedicada a la escultura postmoderna.
03 October 2012
Mapping the price of atlasFinancial Times
Old atlases have often been cut up to make framed maps - but this has actually increased their rarity value
01 May 2012
Spectacular Maps and Other Cartographic Items from Daniel Crouch Rare BooksAE Montly
Daniel Crouch Rare Books,the London-based merchant of maps, atlases, and other high-end cartographic items, recently released their Catalogue IV. This is a thick, 127-page tall volume offering just 25 items. Naturally, these are all very special selections. With an average of five pages each, the descriptions are thorough, the illustrations copious. For anyone who collects maps at the highest level, the catalogue is a must. Here are a few of the pieces being offered.