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Re: h.p. kraus


  • Subject: Re: h.p. kraus
  • From: Oxclove <oxclove@ulster.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Aug 98 07:37:47 -0500

-- [ From: Oxclove * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

Dear Jaron...I believe old HP has passed away about 12 years ago.  I think 
that it is  his nephew who runs Ursus Books and Prints, ltd so I imagine
that many things are in good hands.
---Anna   


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Date: Wednesday, 12-Aug-98 04:02 PM

From: Jaron Davis              \ Internet:    (jckd@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu)
To:   maptrade@raremaps.com    \ Internet:    (maptrade@raremaps.com)
cc:   Jaron Davis              \ Internet:    (jckd@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu)

Subject: h.p. kraus

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 globes.

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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