Venetian dream for Daniel

Some weeks ago, I wrote a name to note for 2011 was rare maps and atlases dealer Daniel Crouch, who set up on his own last autumn. Following a London debut exhibition in December he has made his first sale to a museum, with The Minneapolis Institute of Arts paying around £1m for Jacopo de Barbari’s 1500 map of Venice. A delighted Daniel, at present Oxford-based but seeking a London gallery, said: “We are extremely pleased to execute this type of transaction when we have only recently launched.”