impressive collection of original maps, engravings,
lithographs, and watercolors.
Photograph by Ben Hoffmann
ForbesLife Magazine conducted an insightful interview with Graham Arader about his 40-plus years of experience in the map and rare book world. Beginning with a tour of the Rare Books Vault located in the New York Gallery, Mr. Arader presents an inside view into his world of collecting and dealing rare maps, books and prints and discusses those in his profession who have taken their love for rare maps too far.
"Maps combine art, power, psychology, history, commerce, and fantasy" states Mr. Arader from his gallery at 29th
Arader Galleries is proud to announce that its founder and namesake, W. Graham Arader has gifted
“The Arader Galleries Collection has enhanced our course in a tremendous way,” said Dean Van Den Abbeele. “By giving students access to these works, we have quite literally brought history into the classroom. The pieces we’ve acquired from the nation’s leading expert on historically significant maps underscore Mr. Arader’s support of cultural institutions and his commitment to making these bits of history available to a greater audience.
“Dean Van Den Abbeele and Professor Schlossman have created an innovative curriculum that delves deeply into the historic relationships between early exploration and trade, and the beauty and science of nature, technology and art,” Arader said. “Arader Galleries and I are thrilled to provide
It is a great pleasure to announce Arader Galleries third annual charity auction in
The auction will be held on June 25th and 26th, 2011 and will include over 65 of John James Audubon’s iconic aquatints from the Elephant folio Birds of America, published in London by Robert Havell between 1826 and 1838. The aquatints of birds by John James Audubon are true masterpieces of natural history art from the last 500 years and the iconic images are brilliant in their flawless artistic composition, the way they depict the life and movement of the bird, as well as providing scientifically accurate Linnaean detail.
Other highlights of the auction are the first imperial folio edition of Audubon's famous work The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, complete in three volumes and with 150 fine hand-colored lithographed plates, and works from other 19th-century natural history artists including John Gould, Daniel G. Elliot and John Robert Thornton. A selection of fine maps and other color plate books from our collection will also be included.We have chosen Neal Auction House to hold this auction because they have always been honest, helpful and accurate in their transactions with us over the last 15 years. We assure you that all purchases made by you at the sale will be delivered to you promptly, professionally, and at the lowest possible price. Also as a bonus please note that most of these pieces have been framed in elegant gold leaf moldings to full museum specifications.
Arader Galleries is pleased to announce a syndicated distribution of authentic hand-colored lithographs from John Gould's
most famous work: A Monograph of the Trochilidae - the Hummingbirds. These beloved images were published between
1849 and 1881, based on specimens in Gould's own magnificent collection and from his travels.
These engravings are renowned for their use of mineral inks that duplicate the natural iridescence that makes these birds so special. This is the finest natural history coloring of all time, nothing else before or since compares. These 418 beautiful, hand colored lithographs in superb condition will be distributed at 1:00 pm on March 12, 2011 at our gallery in New York
at 1016 Madison Avenue.
A syndication is a wonderful opportunity to build or add to a collection at tremendously discounted price. 83 shares consisting of five lithographs are available at $4,800, or $960 each. The order of selection will be determined in
three rounds by a random lottery.
For more information about the John Gould hummingbird syndication,
please contact our