2018-2019 Lecture Series: Appraising Maps

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Sculpture Court Room
New York, New York

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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Free  Associate and Student Members RSVP required
$10   Members
$20   General Admission

If you have previously registered for this lecture or the full series, you do not need to re-submit payment or registration information.

All attendees must register in advance; seats are limited. Registration is accepted only with payment. NO REFUNDS. 

Register online ( https://www.appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=956 ); OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 
 

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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