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 XVII: The Big, the Beautiful, and the Baroque

Published: 4 October 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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.