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

Here Are 9 Treasures That Caught Our Eye at TEFAF Maastricht—From Antique Playing Cards to a Rediscovered Ambrosi Sculpture

17 March 2023

One of the biggest art fairs in the world, TEFAF Maastricht, in its 2023 edition, brought together some 270 dealers from around the world, collectively offering 7,000 years of art history in nearly every conceivable medium, from grand Old Master paintings to African tribal art to fine jewelry. Sifting through the countless gems is an overwhelming proposition, with treasures everywhere you turn your head.

Here are nine of our favorites.

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Sneak preview of five TEFAF Maastricht highlights

2 March 2018

Daniel Crouch Rare Books brings a celestial atlas by Andreas Cellarius (c.1596–1665). Published in 1661, the Harmonia Macrocosmia was published in Amsterdam. It contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of classical and other constellations.

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Daniel Crouch Rare Books at the Inaugural TEFAF New York

11 October 2016

As the inaugural TEFAF New York this autumn brings an art world establishment to America for the first time, Daniel Crouch Rare Books will bring items relating to the discovery of America and the New World.

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The greatest hits of London cartography: Mapping London’ at Oxo Tower Wharf

12 September 2014

There’s been a glut of map-related exhibitions in London recently, but this small free exhibition at the Oxo Tower makes a fine diversion. Tightly curated, it offers a sort of greatest hits’ of London cartography, showcasing the chart-toppers from John Rocque and Harry Beck to Stephen Walter.

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Blurring the Lines Between Book and Art

16 January 2013

Daniel Crouch had been dreaming of his own stand at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) ever since he first attended the annual event ten years ago, as an employee of Shapero Rare Books in London. And so when he received the coveted invitation for his own Daniel Crouch Rare Books, barely a year old at the time, to exhibit in spring 2011, he knew exactly what to bring to the table.

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The Round-up of the Little Big things

1 April 2011

De Barbari’s Map of Venice Sold for Seven Figure Sum.

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BADA Friends returns to in-person events this summer

27 March 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers’ Association, ran a virtual schedule through lockdown but is returning to physical events.

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TEFAF 2019: The talking points

11 March 2019

The influence of its new international iteration in New York and the demands of collectors mean that the venerable Maastricht art fair is inviting and embracing change. Malcolm Cossons looks at the key developments at this year’s edition

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Will American buyers show up to Tefaf Maastricht?

10 March 2017

With two new New York editions, and US collectors curtailing international travel for economic and political reasons, some dealers are sceptical—but remain hopeful

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Peak Bard

22 April 2016

I took a tour of Shakespeare’s England yesterday morning – without leaving central London.

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Old maps: stories in cartography

28 March 2014

Maps from centuries past served a dual purpose. They had a practical use as guides for explorers and navigators. But maps also highlighted places unknown to populations curious about what lay beyond their shores. Daniel Crouch specialises in antique maps, atlases and sea charts. He founded his company Daniel Crouch Rare Books in 2011 and has a collection of some of the world’s oldest and rarest maps. Crouch says: People have a fascination in exploration and discovery. Maps are not only beautiful works of art but scientifically fascinating and historically interesting.”

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London on the map

23 January 2012

Maps offer slices of the history of our ever-changing capital and Daniel Crouch has myriad rare examples on offer, says Godfrey Barker.

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Value set at more than $600K

2 February 2011

It began with a stunning discovery last year in the attic of a Scottish estate: a previously unknown, 312 year-old hand-drawn map of Canada by John Thornton, one of the leading cartographers of 17th-century Europe.

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