03 February 2011
Flip That Map!Geo2web
The 1699 map of North America by John Thornton that sold for something like £200,000 at auction last month is back on the market: the buyer, Daniel Crouch, is bringing the map to the Miami International Map Fair this weekend, where he hopes to sell it for more than twice that price. Via MapHist.
02 February 2011
An ancient view of CanadaThe Windsor Star
Daniel Crouch Rare Books/ A 17th-century map of the Canada hand-drawn by John Thornton, one of the leading European cartographers of the 17th century, which was discovered under a thick layer of dust in the utility room of an old house in rural Scotland. The map is expected to be sold for more than $600,000 at a vintage map fair in Florida in February.
02 February 2011
Value set at more than $600KReginaLeaderPost.com
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.
01 February 2011
Early Canadian map back on auction blockTheMontrealGazette.com
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.
31 January 2011
Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveiling major buyPioneer Press twincities.com
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils a major acquisition when it opens a new exhibition on paintings from Venice next Sunday.
29 January 2011
Bird’s-eye viewsThe Financial Times Weekend
The Art Market: sparkling results at Christie's, online overload and 16th century Venice.
By Georgina Adam