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Daniel Crouch Rare Books Will Monumental City Maps at the Winter Antiques Show

5 December 2017

Daniel Crouch Rare Books will bring maps of three of the most exciting cities in the world to the Winter Antique Show, which runs from 19 — 28 January in New York’s Park Avenue Armory.

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See What London Looked Like 600 Years Ago

5 October 2016

There’s a rare chance to see drawings of London dating back 600 years this week, as 200 images of London past go on display.

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Daniel Crouch Rare Books presents Mapping London’ as part of the programme for Totally Thames

4 September 2014

LONDON.- From the 4th — 14th September 2014 (preview 3rd September) the London-based dealer will host a pop-up selling exhibition at the Oxo Tower’s gallery@oxo, featuring some of the most important large-scale printed surveys of London ever produced – including ground-breaking maps of Georgian London, an exceptionally rare trade card map of Islington and a contemporary map of the bunkers and tunnels of subterranean London.

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Money no object

1 June 2012

An extremely rare 16th-century map which a Dutch cartographer celebrates English adventures.

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Acquisitions

23 February 2011

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minnesota. Jacopo de Barbari, map of Venice, 1500. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has purchased a rare edition of Jacopo de Barbari’s 1500 map of Venice from UK book dealer Daniel Crouch for £lm. The three-metre-wide map which was in the Massèna (Duc de Rivoli) collection, is one of only 14 examples.

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A World of Wonder

14 June 2021

Jenny Oldaker explores the enduring appeal of antique maps, and the compelling stories that reside within them…

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Brexit-themed booth

3 February 2017

The British rare maps and books dealer Daniel Crouch is preparing a Brexit-themed booth for his stand at the Tefaf art fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands city made famous for its role in the European Union’s recent history. Crouch, who opened a new space in New York in January, says his fair booth will explore the myth of boundaries and the nation state”.

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British Library to put very big royal atlas online

31 December 2015

The British Library in London is a quarter of the way through a major project to re-catalogue, digitise and conserve a 50,000-strong map collection assembled by Britain’s famous collector-king, George III (1738–1820). Among the objects to be digitally photographed is the world’s second largest atlas, which measures a huge 1.8m by 2.3m. The Klencke Atlas, named after the Dutch sugar merchant Johannes Klencke, who presented it to Charles II in 1660, contains 41 large-scale maps made in the 1620s and 1630s, a period known as the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The maps were intended to hang on the wall, but were bound into one giant book.

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British Book Dealer Discovers Rare Maps of Houston That Predate the City

29 October 2013

When looking through old books, it is a good idea to pay attention and know something of cartography. In the case of Daniel Crouch, a book dealer in England, he was both attentive and knowledgeable when he found a handful of rare maps of Texas drawn by scientist Jean Louis Berlandier in the early 1800s. The maps depict the Texas Gulf Coast, specifically Brazos Santiago, a town destroyed by hurricanes in the area near Galveston Bay. This was well before any urban development and about five years before the Allen Brothers hoodwinked a bunch of people into settling in Houston.

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Going Long

3 January 2012

The Rudimentum Novitiorum, 1475, centred on the Holy Land, is the world’s first printed map (all previous being manuscripts). From: crouchrarebooks.com

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