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Recent coverage of Daniel Crouch Rare Books and rare maps and atlases in the media.

Public cash call to help keep Armada maps in the UK

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.

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Daniel Crouch Rare Books to Offer a Collection of Pocket Globes at TEFAF NY

20 October 2017

Before the iPhone and Google maps, the must-have portable geographical gadget was the pocket globe.

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Why Frieze refuses to stand still

3 October 2016

Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London) focus on the history of the capital with their prints exhibition Eternal but ever changing: 200 images of London charting 600 years of the City.

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Mapping London, Oxo Tower Wharf

20 August 2014

Daniel Crouch Rare Books presents exhibition as part of the programme for Totallly Thames.

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Works on paper

10 March 2012

This year, forthe second time, London drawings dealer Stephen Ongpin is one of the 17 exhibitors in the upstairs TEFAF Paper section, which was introduced three years ago and encompasses books, maps and photography as well as watercolours, prints and drawings.

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Works with pen, needle and scissors. Finely drawn maps, detailed tapestries and hand-cut-out paper collages in the Polish folk art tradition spice up the winter.

9 February 2011

This year’s 20/21 Art Fair at the Royal College of Art February 17–20 justifies the International’ now included in the title by having assembled art from at least 10 countries, as well as Britain’. Unlike the same organisers’ Works on Paper fair in the autumn, this event is not limited by medium, and offers modern and contemporary photographs, ceramics and sculpture beside oil paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints.

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Abu Dhabi First Manuscripts Conference and Exhibition

17 January 2019

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising the first-ever conference dedicated entirely to manuscripts in the UAE capital.

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Daniel Crouch launches in New York with Burns Night celebration

30 January 2017

Daniel Crouch Rare Books opened launched its New York City premises on Wednesday with a Burns Night celebration.

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Astral Time

4 December 2015

In an age when wearable and portable technology has removed the practical necessity for any of u to wear a mechanical watch for purely time-telling purposes, there is a conservative trend that looks back co the industry early origins, to its scientific root in the 18th century as if in reply co the hypothetical threat pose by Apple, Samsung and the rest.

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International Events

17 October 2013

This year at the International fair, Daniel will exhibit four ink and watercolour wash manuscript maps of the site of Houston before its foundation, dated 1829–30, printed by Jean Louis Berlandiers, an anthropologist, geographer, historian, meteorologist and naturalist. Each map shows a separate section of the Texas coast, from Galveston Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande, and they are for sale as a group priced at £250,000.

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Antique maps chart London’s journey through history

10 December 2011

According to Jonathan Potter, doyen of British antique map dealers, a collection of London maps alone would involve hundreds of different publications regardless of variant editions of one map”. There are small-scale maps, showing the Cities of London and Westminster in the context of the surrounding counties; there are sectional maps and ward plans; there are bird’s eye panoramas; there are large-scale surveys, giving streets and houses; and there are descriptive maps and diagrammatic plans, such as Booth’s 1889 Map of London Poverty or Harry Beck’s classic 1932–33 Underground Railways of London.

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TREASURE MAP

21 January 2011

When thinking of likely places to find a rare piece of Canadian history, the attic of a North-east home would not seem the best spot.

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Time travellers are packing their suitcases for New York this week

21 January 2020

The Winter Show, which gets underway in New York this Friday, is a celebration of world cultures, from antiquity to the present.

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