Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

A gallery talk by Daniel Crouch will give an overview of the history of the cartography of the British Isles which came into its own in the 16th century with John Speed’s atlas, the first world atlas published by an Englishman, and Christopher Saxton’s map of the British Isles, as seen underneath the feet of Elizabeth I in the Ditchley Portrait. The talk will then explore the influence of the prize of £100 offered by the Royal Society of Arts for county maps on a scale of one inch to the mile, initiating a flurry of offerings from native cartographers, going on to the “map that changed the world” (William Smith’s geological map), and the foundation and works of the Ordnance Survey.


This event has been organised by the London Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

4 Bury Street, London, London, SW1Y 6AB

Entry details

£25 (includes wine and nibbles)

To book, please contact London Events Committee on london@artfund.org.uk

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