Recent coverage of Daniel Crouch Rare Books and rare maps and atlases in the media.
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.
20 October 2017
Before the iPhone and Google maps, the must-have portable geographical gadget was the pocket globe.
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.
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.
30 January 2017
Daniel Crouch Rare Books opened launched its New York City premises on Wednesday with a Burns Night celebration.
4 December 2015
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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.
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.
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.