Recent coverage of Daniel Crouch Rare Books and rare maps and atlases in the media.
27 March 2021
BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers’ Association, ran a virtual schedule through lockdown but is returning to physical events.
19 March 2021
This exceptionally rare, gilt brass astrolabe helped orient travelers toward Mecca.
29 January 2021
From an early Renaissance list of statutes stipulating the amount of wine that every man, woman, and child of Bologna would receive daily, to a chunky twentieth-century cocktail ring, you’ll hear about wacky objects and the wild stories behind them from some of the Winter Show’s most irreverent dealers: Daniel Crouch (Daniel Crouch Rare Books), Carrie Imberman (Kentshire), and Keegan Goepfert (Les Enluminures).
Listen to the podcast here.
3 November 2020
The National Museum of the Royal Navy hopes to raise £600,000 to stop the export of a group of hand-drawn Armada maps to an overseas buyer.
30 October 2020
Nearly 450 years after the historic battles, a new war is raging over the fate of the treasured documents to stop them leaving the country
14 August 2020
The golden age of the comic and serio-comic maps extends from the middle of the nineteenth century to the dawn of the Second World War. Spurred by revolutions and wars, satirists and cartoonists channelled the contemporary political climate into maps that transformed countries into a variety of stereotypes, often in the form of animals and parodied political figures. The clever and witty exchanges between these caricatured figures on the map offered an entertaining visual representation of current events that had a broad appeal. These caricature maps carry two distinct yet intertwined functions — to educate us with their insightful depictions of political relationships while also entertaining us by presenting these relationships in a humorous way.
6 March 2020
From a Hellenistic sculpture owned by Andy Warhol to an astronomy book from Mary, Queen of Scots, these incredible works of art boast illustrious histories.
31 January 2020
If antiquarians are often considered men and women of a certain age, Thursday’s Young Collectors Night at the Winter Show, which lures a mass of well-heeled 20-somethings to the Park Avenue Armory, certainly challenged that notion. Not only did the 700-plus attendees browse art and antiques from the world’s most preeminent galleries, but they also had some serious fun in the process.
28 January 2020
NEW YORK CITY – Diversity has long been the watchword of the Winter Show, which this year signaled its inclusiveness in ever more ways. The fair, which previewed on January 23 and continues at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, has always favored quality over quantity, seeking to offer the best of the best from the ancient to the contemporary. If anything, it was even broader this year.
27 January 2020
Our pick of the highlights from this week’s fairs and auctions