Daniel Crouch Rare Books, internationally renowned specialist dealer in maps, atlases and rare books, is to open a gallery in New York, enabling the business to expand its operation into the United States.
The gallery will be at 24 East 64th Street, in the heart of New York’s Upper East Side. The premises will include exhibition space and offices and will open on 25 January 2017. The launch is timed to coincide with the Winter Antiques Show (20 – 29 January) and Bibliography Week (23 – 28 January) – two leading events in New York’s cultural calendar.
Daniel Crouch and Nick Trimming, partners in Daniel Crouch Rare Books, have appointed Noah Goldrach to manage the New York gallery for them. Daniel Crouch said, “We are delighted to expand our business further into the US market. We have exhibited at fairs in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, San Francisco and Los Angeles for several years and believe that the time is now right to have a permanent space in the US. With premises in both London and New York we are better able to find wonderful items for collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. We prefer to think of ourselves less as “Brexiles”, and more as “Englishmen in New York”.”
Crouch added, “Noah Goldrach is knowledgeable, young, enthusiastic, and well known in New York. He has gained impressive experience in both the auction and dealing sectors before joining us this year”.
Daniel Crouch placed many great maps and atlases in both private and institutional collections, including both the first and second most expensive atlas ever sold: the 1477 “Bologna Ptolemy” for £2.14m in 2007, and the “Doria Atlas” for £1.5m in 2005, as well as the (then) second (now fourth) most expensive printed map ever sold: the 1602 “Ricci” map, which he sold for $1m in 2009.
The company’s interest in the field isn’t just commercial: Daniel Crouch Rare Books gives a fixed proportion of its profit to charity, and recently paid for the digitization of the atlases in the King’s Topographical Collection at the British Library.
Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The carefully selected stock also includes a number of fine prints and globes, and a selection of cartographic reference books. The company is particularly celebrated for stocking unusual and quirky maps that are in fine condition.