09 February 2011
Works with pen, needle and scissors. Finely drawn maps, detailed tapestries and hand-cut-out…Country Life
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.
05 February 2011
Venetian dream for DanielAntiques Trade Gazette
Some weeks ago, I wrote a name to note for 2011 was rare maps and atlases dealer Daniel Crouch, who set up on his own last autumn. Following a London debut exhibition in December he has made his first sale to a museum, with The Minneapolis Institute of Arts paying around £1m for Jacopo de Barbari's 1500 map of Venice. A delighted Daniel, at present Oxford-based but seeking a London gallery, said: "We are extremely pleased to execute this type of transaction when we have only recently launched."
04 February 2011
Weekend LifePioneer Press
Venice, anyone? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts scores a magnificent traveling exhibit of Italian Renaissance art from the great Venetian painters, with Titian in the spotlight.
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.