Catalogues

Browse, download, and buy our printed catalogues specialising in rare maps, atlases, globes, and planetaria. You may also browse our occasional digital short lists, and fair catalogues here.

Catalogue XIV: Data Visualization

Published: 15 January 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Catalogue IX

Published: 29 September 2016

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Catalogue IX, released for both the opening of our New York gallery and the inaugural TEFAF fair in New York. Fittingly, many of the items in the catalogue deal with new frontiers, from a copy of the terms of Columbus’s journey to America to a globe showing one woman’s plans for a socialist utopia on Mars.

Catalogue VIII: Views of London

Published: 14 September 2016

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In 2011, Daniel Crouch Rare Books produced a catalogue of maps showing London from 1574 to the present day. In 2016, we return to the capital, but this time, with a catalogue of prints.

Catalogue VII

Published: 9 October 2015

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Welcome to Catalogue VII, published on our fifth anniversary. To mark this occasion we have selected from our inventory the most spectacular examples in each of the fields in which we specialise – atlases, maps, globes, voyages, and scientific instruments. Each item is distinguished by its historical interest, rarity, or beauty. The most exceptional combine all three, like the pair of Blaeu globes made for Schloss Baldern in Germany (item 46). All represent pinnacles of human achievement, created by the most gifted scholars and craftsmen of their time.

Catalogue VI

Published: 4 April 2014

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Catalogue VI represents something of a departure for Daniel Crouch Rare Books. In the year that marks 300 years since the passing of the Longitude Act, and the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, we thought it a good time to put together a collection of calculating machines from the first information revolution.

Catalogue V

Published: 15 March 2013

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Welcome to the fifth catalogue from Daniel Crouch Rare Books. The catalogue comprises a selection of the items that we will be exhibiting at the 26th European Fine Art and Antiques Fair in Maastricht and, as a consequence, it has an undeniably Dutch feel about it.

Catalogue IV

Published: 1 March 2012

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In celebration of The European Fine Art Fair’s 25th anniversary, we are proud to present 25 spectacular items from the first four hundred years of the history of printing.

Catalogue III: Mapping London

Published: 1 November 2011

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Welcome to the third catalogue from Daniel Crouch Rare Books. Within these pages you will find 100 plans showing London’s rapid development, from the Tudors to the Windsors. You will see London the glutton, purged by fire, the home of the rich as well as the poor, and a refuge and opportunity for strangers; a city not dissimilar to the one we inhabit ourselves.