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Re: h.p. kraus

  • Subject: Re: h.p. kraus
  • From: Barry Lawrence Ruderman <blr@raremaps.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 22:08:08 -0700

I recall seeing a few in the Streeter catalogue?

At 04:02 PM 8/12/98 -0400, Jaron Davis wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>	I have a couple of bound H.P. Kraus catalogs.  The quality
>of the material offered therein is basically unparalleled: e.g. Mercator
>terrestrial globe, waldseemuller globe gores, Ortelius-Mercator
>correspondence, Blaeu world wall maps, etc.  Yonge's catalog of globes
>conserved in the U.S lists "H.P. Kraus" as the owner of several old
>My questions: 
>(1) Where is Kraus's private collection now?  I walked by an H.P. Kraus 
>print shop in Manhattan one time, so it might tend with reason to assume
>that the collection remains with him.  However, I have trouble simply
>assuming that this is the case because so many of the items are
>absolutlely unique, and, by many interpretations (partially my own) should
>be safeguarded in a public collection.  And anyway it has been over 45
>years since the publication of his earliest catalogs so, without wishing
>to be crass, I am not sure whether H.P. Kraus is himself still alive.
>(2) What happened to all the items that were offered for sale in his
>catalogs.  Are the majority of these items now in (a) private collections
>(b) public collections, or (c) __________?
>Sincerely, --Jaron Davis
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