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London-based experts, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, to exhibit rare Sea Charts (inc. Cayman Islands)

image003Daniel Crouch Rare Books, will exhibit rare sea charts of the United States and the Caribbean (including Cayman Islands) in Miami from 7th – 8th February

Leading map and atlas dealer, Daniel Crouch, will bring a selection of rare and historic sea charts to the Miami International Map Fair, 7th-8th February 2015.

Highlights will include a set of rare Dutch sea charts by the renowned cartographer, Arent Roggeveen, who taught the art of navigation at both the Dutch East and West India Companies.

This set includes the first Dutch sea chart of the Texan coastline and the first large-scale Dutch charts of the Bahamas, Florida’s East Coast and of the Lesser Antilles, Cuba and image001-1Jamaica – all part of Roggeveen’s rare publication ‘Het Brandende Veen’, made in Amsterdam around 1680.

CUBA AND JAMAICA ROGGEVEEN, Arent Pascaerte van de Eylanden Cuba en Jamaica ROGGEVEEN, Arent De Cust can Westindien… C

In addition to the Roggeveen charts, Crouch will also showcase a rare hand-coloured and engraved chart of Southern Florida, the Keys, the North Coast of Cuba and the Bahamas by Scottish engineer and surveyor George Gauld. Gauld was commissioned by the British to chart the perilous waters of the Gulf Coast of West Florida, and he did so for nearly 20 years, surveying the coasts and harbours between Western Florida and New Orleans. Gauld was taken prisoner by the image002Spanish during the Siege of Pensacola and was eventually returned to England, where he died in 1782. Gauld’s surveys were published posthumously in 1790.

Daniel Crouch says “We are very pleased to bring such important early sea charts of the region back to where they were created and hope that the map enthusiasts who visit our stand will enjoy seeing representations of these renowned coastlines from centuries ago.”

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 gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm.

The Miami International Map Fair is an annual event showcasing antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world. The fair attracts the finest map dealers in the world, and hosts a series of lectures by experts in the field. The private view will be on Friday 06 February, and the fair runs from Saturday 07 February to Sunday 08 February at History Miami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130.

For further information contact:

Freya Simms/ Elizabeth Dellert/ Emma Double– Gong Muse PR

E: [email protected]


Daniel Crouch – Daniel Crouch Rare Books

E: [email protected]


A: 4 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AB


George Gauld – A Chart of the Gulf of Florida or New Bahama Channel. Part of the West India Islands Atlas by Laurie & Whittle, printed in London by William Faden, c.1802. £65,000.

Arent Roggeveen – Pascaerte van de Eylanden Cuba en Jamaica from his publication Het Brandende Veen., c.1680, £9,000.

Arent Roggeveen – De Cust can Westindien, from his publication Het Brandende Veen. c.1680, £20,000.

All images are copyright to Daniel Crouch Rare Books.


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