About

Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Our carefully selected stock also includes a number of fine prints, globes, planetaria, scientific instruments and a selection of cartographic reference books.

Our particular passions include rare atlases, town plans, wall maps, and separately published maps and charts. We strive to acquire unusual and quirky maps that are in fine condition.

Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a limited liability partnership founded in 2010 by Daniel Crouch and Nick Trimming. In 2011 we opened a gallery in St James’s, London, and in 2016 we established the New York office.

We are members of the following trade associations: The Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association (ABA); The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA); Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA); The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB); The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD); and The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF).

Daniel is currently Treasurer of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, and chair of its Export Committee. Daniel also serves as an Expert Advisor to the Department of Culture, Media & Sport’s Reviewing Committee for the Export of Works of Art.

Daniel and Nick are also both members of The Company of Art Scholars, Dealers, and Collectors. Daniel is a member of the Grolier Club, and the Association internationale de bibliophilies.

Noteable sales

The team at Daniel Crouch Rare Books have been responsible for the sale of the 1531 Maggiolo planisphere — the most expensive map ever sold on the open market; a 1477 Bologna Ptolemy – the first printed atlas; a 1475 Rudimentum Novitiorum – the first printed maps; several portolan atlases, including The Harrisse Codex” by Batista Agnese; the Doria Lafreri atlas; the De Barbari map of Venice (sold to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2011); and Matteo Ricci’s 1602 map of the world (sold to the James Ford Bell Library in 2010). 

Sales have been made to many major international institutions, including The British Museum, The British Library, The Library of Congress, USA, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Rijksmuseum, Netherlands, The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Singapore National Archives, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and university libraries at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, among many others.