2018-2019 Lecture Series: Appraising Maps
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April 1, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Sculpture Court
New York City

Appraising Maps: A Pictorial Guide
and Relevance in the Marketplace.

Printed maps, whether from woodblocks, engraved
copper plates, or lithographic processes are intended
to be multiples. The presumption is that there is
always another example, even if we haven’t found
it yet, i.e. Waldseemuller’s ‘Universalis Cosmographia’
of 1507, to compare it with. The appraised value of a map
often corresponds to scale, condition, subject, color,
and of course the story that the map reveals 
and the very subjective concept of beauty. 

This talk will shed light on all of the above,
with particular reference to the current market,
and highlighting practical tools
available to every appraiser.

Speaker: Kate P. Hunter
Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Wine and cheese reception to follow lecture.

1.5 CE credits


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PLEASE NOTE: Jeans are not permitted, and men are required to wear jackets at the National Arts Club. For more information on the dress code, please visit the National Arts Club's website.


Kate Hunter is currently the senior specialist at the New York gallery
of Daniel Crouch Rare Books, (est. London 2010), and since August
of 2016, has also been curator of the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla.
In October of 2018, The Natural History Museum of Santa Barbara
mounted an exhibition, ‘The Kingdom of California’, on the history
of mapping of California, which Kate co-curated, and which is still on view.

Kate has extensive experience in appraising material for permanent
collections and temporary exhibitions, for both Insurance,
and Fair Market Value purposes. She has conducted appraisals,
on both a small and large scale, on behalf of private, public and
educational foundations; for booksellers and individuals.

Kate began her cataloguing and bookselling career in London
with Barbara Grigor-Taylor at Cavendish Rare Books, specializing
in Travel and Mountaineering books. From 1988 she worked for
the distinguished firm of Maggs Bros., Ltd. In 1994, Kate started

her own small business in Cambridge, before bringing her family
to New York in 2004. 
In 2007 Kate joined the Books and Manuscripts
department at Christie’s. 
From January of 2009 to July of 2016
Kate was the curator of the library at Arader Galleries in Manhattan. 

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