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The Harisse Codex

Published: 3 February 2020


A magnificent portolan atlas by Battista Agnese in its original binding, inscribed and attributed to Agnese by the eminent bibliographer Henry Harisse.

The Atlas Le Mire/​Cobenzl

Published: 17 January 2020


An unique, 20 volume monumental grand composite atlas in magnificent condition, compiled by Pierre Jean le Mire (d1753), Canon of the Collegiate Church of Saint Vincent de Soignies in Hainaut.

Catalogue XX: Globalization

Published: 6 January 2020

Price: £15 + P&P

The globes within these pages are far more than guides to geography and astronomy; they offer a glimpse into history. Observe how land, sea and stars shift over the course of 500 years, as human endeavour and ingenuity gradually uncovered more about the world around us.

Catalogue XIX: The Middle Kingdom 中國

Published: 31 January 2019


Our first bilingual catalogue, and the first dedicated to China: The Middle Kingdom 中國. The catalogue presents an eclectic collection of maps, charts and books related to China spanning the thirteenth to twentieth centuries, reviving different perspectives of Chinese scholars and cartographers, Jesuit missionaries and representatives of the British Empire

Catalogue XVIII: X Marks the Spot

Published: 8 November 2018


The catalogue examines the role of pirates, privateers, buccaneers and freebooters in the tumultuous relationships between European countries as they expanded their trade and territories beyond their borders.

Catalogue XVII: The Big, the Beautiful, and the Baroque

Published: 4 October 2018

Price: £15 + P&P

The eighteenth century baroque town plan. The collection comprises massive wall maps of Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Rome, St Petersburg and Venice.

Catalogue XVI: Mapping Japan: The Jason C. Hubbard Collection

Published: 20 March 2018

Price: £100 + P&P

Daniel Crouch Rare Books is pleased to present our catalogue of the Jason C. Hubbard Collection. Jason Hubbard bought his first map in 1971. Since then, he has built up a collection of material relating to Japan, including not only maps of Japan, but also maps of the continent and neighboring countries, sea charts, and books and travel accounts. Because of the considerable breadth of the collection, the catalogue is split into three parts: pre-1800 maps of Japan; post-1800 maps of Japan and sea charts; maps of Asia, China and Tartary, the East Indies, regional maps of Japan and books.

Catalogue XV

Published: 8 February 2018

Price: £15 + P&P

The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind” (Thomas Paine, Common Sense’, 1775–1776). Welcome to catalogue XV, published to coincide with the first anniversary of the opening of our shop in New York; hence the distinct American flavour — or should we say flavor — with almost a third of the items pertaining to the New World.

Catalogue XIV: Data Visualization

Published: 15 January 2018

Price: £15 + P&P

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”

Catalogue XIII: The World in the Palm of Your Hand

Published: 25 October 2017

Price: £15 + P&P

A collection of English pocket globes from the long eighteenth century.

Catalogue XII: The John W. Galiardo Collection of World Maps

Published: 23 October 2017

Price: £15 + P&P

The earliest printed maps condensed and edited information from three traditions” of map-making: Christian iconography, classical cartography, and contemporary charts.

Catalogue XI: The Myth of the European Nation State

Published: 9 March 2017

Price: £15 + P&P

In this catalogue we have selected 28 items – one for each of the states of the current European Union – that explore the history and idea of the European nation state. In his introductory essay Professor Colin Crouch argues that territorial sovereignty is rooted more in political expediency than in natural borders or cultural identity. Advances in mapmaking technologies not only preceded the birth of the modern European nation state, but were also necessary conditions for its creation.

Catalogue X: The Vesconte Maggiolo Planisphere of 1531

Published: 3 October 2016

Price: £15 + P&P

The 1531 planisphere signed and dated by Vesconte Maggiolo is a remarkable survival: a monumental early sixteenth century portolan chart of the known world, in astonishingly good condition, with rich decoration, vibrant colours, and heightened in lapis lazuli, gold, and silver.

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