Arader Galleries

Arader Galleries Rare Maps, Rare Books, Fine Art, Prints, Antiques, & Natural History
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Arader Galleries proudly celebrates over 40 years in the business of important, antique works on paper, paintings and rare books. W. Graham Arader III began his collection of rare maps, atlases and Americana while an undergraduate at Yale University, and today that passion has grown into one of the world’s largest privately held collections of natural history artwork. Our mission is one of constant discovery and enlightenment for our community of friends, clients, educators, students, and colleagues; as such, works of art can give the most poignant understanding of the times from which they originate. To us, nothing is more enthralling than a map, a document, a book or a painting that literally and figuratively illustrates history, bringing the past into the present with vivid power. It is our intention to sell the highest level of quality. We encourage comparison and using us to define levels of condition, quality of color and degrees of restoration. Our galleries are located in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Join us on Thursday, February 6th at 5PM for a special book signing of former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, four Sta...
01/16/2020

Join us on Thursday, February 6th at 5PM for a special book signing of former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, four Star Admiral Stavridis’s new book, ‘Sailing True North’. Please for details and to RSVP.

Our Winter Auction takes place on January 24th!                                              LINK IN BIO.               ...
01/09/2020

Our Winter Auction takes place on January 24th! LINK IN BIO. This auction features stunning examples from John James Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrupeds of North America, as well as natural history prints and watercolors by noted artists such as Gould, Lear, Brookshaw, Redoute and Menaboni. There is also an outstanding offering of rare books, atlases, maps and views, including Western Art and Americana.

Nice example of Jaillot's map of Hudson's Bay, Canada, the Great Lakes, and the regions then controlled by French Missio...
01/03/2020

Nice example of Jaillot's map of Hudson's Bay, Canada, the Great Lakes, and the regions then controlled by French Missionaries and Traders.

A number of Forts are located in and around Hudson Bay. These would be the forts recently seized from the English Hudson Bay Company in 1686 an which at the time of the publication of the map were the subject of active conflict between the French and English forces in the region. LINK IN BIO #CANDIANMAPS #frenchfurtrade #UPPEREASTSIDE #nycartgalleries

Le Moyne was among a rare and exclusive group of artists who specialized in the creation of florilegia. Most examples we...
01/02/2020

Le Moyne was among a rare and exclusive group of artists who specialized in the creation of florilegia. Most examples were printed, following in the tradition of the herbals of such authors as Leonhart Fuchs, but a few original painted florilegia were commissioned by wealthy amateur botanists and aristocrats who wished to have pictorial records of the valuable plants to be found in their gardens. The superior quality of the present work is, however, unquestionable. Le Moyne was among a rare and exclusive group of artists who specialized in the creation of florilegia. Most examples were printed, following in the tradition of the herbals of such authors as Leonhart Fuchs, but a few original painted florilegia were commissioned by wealthy amateur botanists and aristocrats who wished to have pictorial records of the valuable plants to be found in their gardens. Shown here is The Dog Rose and Caterpillar from this series. #botanicalillustration #frenchartist #florilegia #rennaissance #uppereastside #nycartgallery

We are now the proud owners of a complete set of John James Audubon’s Birds of America.  LINK IN BIO #johnjamesaudubon#r...
12/30/2019

We are now the proud owners of a complete set of John James Audubon’s Birds of America.

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#johnjamesaudubon
#rarebooks
#americana
#finerarethings
#birdsofamerica
#uppereastside
#nycgalleries
#madisonavebid @ Arader Galleries

BRIGHT, Harry (Fl. 1867-1892).Cockatoo.Watercolor on paper.Britsh, later 19th Century.
12/21/2019

BRIGHT, Harry (Fl. 1867-1892).
Cockatoo.
Watercolor on paper.
Britsh, later 19th Century.

Pierre Joseph Redoute is widely accepted as the greatest botanical artist who elegantly married the fields of science an...
12/13/2019

Pierre Joseph Redoute is widely accepted as the greatest botanical artist who elegantly married the fields of science and art. This stipple point engraving of a vibrant red amaryllis is an example of his unrivaled talent.

A stunning and unique Christmas gift, you can learn more through the LINK IN BIO

REDOUTÉ Pierre-Joseph (1759-1840). Plate 9, Mexican Lily/ Queen's Horse-Star Amarylis reginae

Consider a rare map of the Caribbean as a very fine gift for a map lover on your holiday shopping list.          LINK IN...
12/10/2019

Consider a rare map of the Caribbean as a very fine gift for a map lover on your holiday shopping list. LINK IN BIO
A New and Correct Chart of the Trading Part of the West Indies. Part of the West Indies. London, [1760]. One of the finest Hand-colored engraved chart of the Caribbean, Central America and the Southern States, 470 x 820 mm. With compass roses and rhumb lines. lightly browned. Matted. #holidaygiftguide #uppereastside #raremaps #historyofthecaribbean #caribbean

Do you have a Texan on you holiday gift list? This 1814 map of Spanish North American would surely be a special gift.LIN...
12/07/2019

Do you have a Texan on you holiday gift list? This 1814 map of Spanish North American would surely be a special gift.
LINK IN BIO John Thomson

Spanish North America

Edinburgh / 1814

Large detailed English language map of Texas and the Southwest, published in Edinburgh by Thomson.

The map is largely based upon the explorations of Humboldt and Long in the Rocky Mountains and the West. It includes extensive notes along the lower Missouri and Lower Mississippi Rivers and remarkable detail in the Southern Rocky Mountain regions. There are two Salt Lake's and a mysterious river connecting them. Nice detail in Arizona and along the Colorado River and a nice early projection on Baja California. Pike's explorations in the region are also in evidence. #holidaygiftguide #raregifts #uniquegifts #mapsoftexas #texashistory #nycartgallery #uppereastside #madisonavenue

An idea for a unique gift for someone special on your map is a Map of the World. You will find this world map in our #ho...
12/04/2019

An idea for a unique gift for someone special on your map is a Map of the World. You will find this world map in our #holidaygiftguide and through the LINK IN BIO. #worldmap #holidaygifts #raregifts #uniquegifts

Our gift guide contains an outstanding selection of European watercolos such as this Italian watercolor on vellum.  LINK...
12/03/2019

Our gift guide contains an outstanding selection of European watercolos such as this Italian watercolor on vellum. LINK IN BIO #giftguide #cattrani #nycartgallery #botanicalillustration #botanicalart #italianart

A glimpse into our #giftguide reveals this stunning star chart of ‘canis major’   LINK IN BIO                           ...
11/27/2019

A glimpse into our #giftguide reveals this stunning star chart of ‘canis major’ LINK IN BIO Johann Bayer (1572-1625)
Canis Major
From Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata...
Published: Augsburg, 1603
Copper-plate engravings with hand-coloring #celestialgift #madisonavenue #uppereastside #nycartgallery

A peek into our #holiday gift guide: Perhaps the greatest image to emerge from the picturing of the American West, and c...
11/24/2019

A peek into our #holiday gift guide: Perhaps the greatest image to emerge from the picturing of the American West, and certainly Bodmer's most famous, this highly-charged portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ("Two Ravens") presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa in a way that encapsulates the vanished era of the Plains Indian. KARL BODMER
Pehriska-Ruhpa. [Minatarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Dance.]. Tab. 23.
From Travels in the Interior of North America
Hand-colored aquatint engravings Paris, 1832-1843. #nycartgalleries #uppereastside #madisonavenueart #americanwest #dogdancer #karlbodmer

We are beginning to pull together a fabulous collection for our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!                                Featu...
11/22/2019

We are beginning to pull together a fabulous collection for our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE! Featured here:
Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665)
Theoria Solis Per Eccentricum Sine Epicyclo
From Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica
Published Amsterdam, 1708 Cellarius's chart illustrates the Ptolemaic theory of the Sun's orbit around the Earth. It attempts to explain the differences between the interval from the Autumnal equinox to the Vernal equinox (187 days) and the interval from the Vernal equinox to the Autumnal equinox (178 days). #giftguide2019 #cellarius #fineartgifts #celestial #holidayshopping #raregifts #uniquegifts #uppereastside #madisonavenue #nycartgallery #holidaydecor

Our November auction is this Saturday.                                                  LINK IN BIO.                    ...
11/13/2019

Our November auction is this Saturday. LINK IN BIO. Featured here is lot 33 - AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).
Louisiana Heron, Plate 217.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. #audubon #naturalhistoryart #fineartauction #madisonavenue #uppereastside #newyorkartgallery #americana #americanaart

Our November #naturalhistoryart #auction is this Saturday. Lot 7 is very elegant depiction of the extinct #passengerpige...
11/12/2019

Our November #naturalhistoryart #auction is this Saturday. Lot 7 is very elegant depiction of the extinct #passengerpigeon by #johnjamesaudubon Our auction takes place at 1pm at our #uppereastside #madisonavenue #gallery.

Our next auction will take place in November 16th. Lot 30 is the iconic Great Blue Heron. LINK IN BIO.  AUDUBON, John Ja...
11/02/2019

Our next auction will take place in November 16th. Lot 30 is the iconic Great Blue Heron. LINK IN BIO. AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).
Great Blue Heron, Plate 211.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
38 3/8” x 25 1/2” sheet.

Look at this stunner!!                          Lot 57 in our November 16th auction. LINK IN BIO.                       ...
10/21/2019

Look at this stunner!! Lot 57 in our November 16th auction. LINK IN BIO. DIETZSCH, Barbara Regina (1706-1783).
A Wild Poppy, A Fly on one Leaf.
Body color on prepared vellum and black ink framing lines.
Inscribed: No.3.
10 3/4" x 8" sheet, 21" x 17 3/4" framed. #wildpoppy #artauction #watercolor #botanicalillustration #dietzch #fineart

Our November auction is LIVE! Click the link in our bio to view all of the treasures that we have included. #audubon #na...
10/15/2019

Our November auction is LIVE! Click the link in our bio to view all of the treasures that we have included. #audubon #naturalhistoryart #artauction #rarebooks

As the temperatures drop and we settle into Fall, we leave you with this ‘Of The Season’ pheasant watercolor on paper by...
10/11/2019

As the temperatures drop and we settle into Fall, we leave you with this ‘Of The Season’ pheasant watercolor on paper by Basil Ede. #pheasant #naturalhistoryart

Hanging from the top floor of our Madison Avenue gallery are two tapestries that are among the finest and most important...
10/10/2019

Hanging from the top floor of our Madison Avenue gallery are two tapestries that are among the finest and most important Baroque tapestries by the Gobelin manufactory. Their provenance adds further significance: they were in the home of the parents of Carla Bruni, the wife of the current president of France. The tapestries are from the first of eight editions which Maurits of Nassau referenced when he wrote to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marquis de Pomponne. In his letter of 1679, he announced his present, that the tapestries would show all the mirabilia of Brazil, so that it would not be necessary to cross the Ocean (Koninklijk Huisarchief, The Hague. @ Arader Galleries

Come visit us @sffallshow
10/05/2019

Come visit us @sffallshow

Come see this beautiful depiction of the great horned owl in our booth @sffallshow
10/04/2019

Come see this beautiful depiction of the great horned owl in our booth @sffallshow

We are in SF for the Fall Show with a strong collection of Audubons Birds of America.  Come visit us #sffallshow @sffall...
10/03/2019

We are in SF for the Fall Show with a strong collection of Audubons Birds of America. Come visit us #sffallshow @sffallshow

Known as a ‘forest floor still life’ this dark and sumptuous painting represents lot 116 in our auction tomorrow!       ...
09/27/2019

Known as a ‘forest floor still life’ this dark and sumptuous painting represents lot 116 in our auction tomorrow! Link in bio to learn more! WITHOOS, Alida (1661-1730).
Forest floor still life with butterflies and lizard.
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower right; 'Alida Withoos'.
17 1/2” x 13 3/8”, 25” x 22” framed.
Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 17 November 1989, lot 31
Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 19 December 2010, lot 202
Sale, Dorotheum, Vienna, 12 October 2011, lot 704. "We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD for confirming the attribution to Alida Withoos on the basis of colour photographs."
#stilllife #artauction #naturalhistoryart

Our Fall auction takes place this Saturday. Featured here is just one of the many fine natural history works in the sale...
09/26/2019

Our Fall auction takes place this Saturday. Featured here is just one of the many fine natural history works in the sale. Follow the link in our bio to view the entire sale.
BROOKSHAW, George (c. 1751-1823).
Black Antigua, Plate 55.
Aquatint with stipple engraving, printed in colors and finished by hand from Pomona Britannica.
London: T. Bensley for the author, published by White, Cochrane and Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804]-1812. #brookshaw #rarebookauction #rarebooks #naturalhistoryart #artauction

Come visit us next weekend in San Francisco! #SFFallShow #SFWanderlust2019 #wanderlust #SFFallShow2019 #SFFS2019 #Enterp...
09/25/2019

Come visit us next weekend in San Francisco! #SFFallShow #SFWanderlust2019 #wanderlust #SFFallShow2019 #SFFS2019 #EnterpriseforYouth #enterprise50 #thefutureatwork

Lot 7 in our Fall auction:     AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Ruffed Grous, Plate 41.Aquatint engraving with origina...
09/24/2019

Lot 7 in our Fall auction: AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).
Ruffed Grous, Plate 41.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
38 3/8” x 25” sheet.
Comparable: Arader Galleries, 2018 - $73,200.
State Bird of Pennsylvania.
On the ground, where the Ruffed Grouse spends a large portion of its time, its motions are peculiarly graceful. It walks with an elevated, firm step, opening its beautiful tail gently and with a well-marked jet, holding erect its head, the feathers of which are frequently raised, as are the velvety tufts of its neck. It poises its body on one foot for several seconds at a time, and utters a soft cluck, which in itself implies a degree of confidence in the bird that its tout ensemble is deserving of the notice of any bystander. From Audubon's Ornithological Biography vire the whole sale in the link in bio #naturalhistoryart #audubon #birdart #artauction

Our Audubon Distribution takes place tomorrow at our Madison Avenue gallery. We hope you have a chance to stop by to see...
06/21/2019

Our Audubon Distribution takes place tomorrow at our Madison Avenue gallery. We hope you have a chance to stop by to see the stellar collection of Audubon’s Birds of America. There are still a couple of shares left should you wish to participate. Contact us should you wish to learn more.
#audubon #birdsofamerica #naturalhistoryart @ Arader Galleries

A distribution of a collection of 222 fine aquatints from JJ Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ will take place on June 22. Ge...
06/11/2019

A distribution of a collection of 222 fine aquatints from JJ Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ will take place on June 22. Get in touch with us to find out how to participate. Click the link in the bio to view the entire collection. #audubon #birdsofamerica #naturalhistoryart

On view now in our Madison Avenue gallery are 220 pristine aquatint engravings from JJ Audubon’s #birdsofamerica They wi...
05/28/2019

On view now in our Madison Avenue gallery are 220 pristine aquatint engravings from JJ Audubon’s #birdsofamerica They will be sold on June 22nd in 55 shares entitling each shareholder to four of these masterpieces. There are still some shares left! To learn more, click the link I our bio, or contact one of our specialists.

‘Gold-winged Woodpecker’ from John James Audubon’s iconic American publication, ‘Birds of America’. This pristine exampl...
05/27/2019

‘Gold-winged Woodpecker’ from John James Audubon’s iconic American publication, ‘Birds of America’. This pristine example, along with 220 additional aquatint engravings will be sold in a distribution of 55 shares on June 22. Please click the link in the bio to learn more, or reach out to one of our specialists. #audubon #birdsofamerica #americanart

A collection of 220 aquatint engravings from John James Audubon’s famous 19th c publication, Bird of America will be sol...
05/25/2019

A collection of 220 aquatint engravings from John James Audubon’s famous 19th c publication, Bird of America will be sold on 55 shares on June 22nd. They are from the family of the famous American banker, Kenyon Vickers Painter and have been owned by this family for the last 120 years.
To learn more about the sale, please click the link in our bio.

‘Exactly as Audubon intended for his audience to see’. •On June 22nd a collection of 220 aquatint engravings from JJ Aud...
05/23/2019

‘Exactly as Audubon intended for his audience to see’.

On June 22nd a collection of 220 aquatint engravings from JJ Audubon’s Birds of America will be distributed to 55 share holders. There are still some shares left! If you would like to participate in this opportunity or learn more, click our link in the bio, or get in touch with one of our specialists.

The centerpiece of Ortelius’s unprecedented atlas was this map, the 'Typus Orbis Terrarum'. Publication of this famous w...
05/13/2019

The centerpiece of Ortelius’s unprecedented atlas was this map, the 'Typus Orbis Terrarum'. Publication of this famous world map marked the beginning of the golden age of Dutch cartography.

A selection of 223 of the finest Audubon aquatints from The Birds of America will be sold on June 22nd. There are only 5...
05/06/2019

A selection of 223 of the finest Audubon aquatints from The Birds of America will be sold on June 22nd. There are only 55 shares which entitles each buyer 4 aquatints. Contact the gallery to learn more!

A very special offering of the original aquatint engravings by JJ Audubon will be coming up this June!!! Reach out to on...
05/03/2019

A very special offering of the original aquatint engravings by JJ Audubon will be coming up this June!!! Reach out to one of our specialists to learn more about this once in a lifetime chances.

Repost from @geddesulinskasarchitects showing the beautiful Wabi Sabi Soak Room @sfshowcase featuring our Japanese Iris ...
05/01/2019

Repost from @geddesulinskasarchitects showing the beautiful Wabi Sabi Soak Room @sfshowcase featuring our Japanese Iris wood blocks

05/01/2019

Our Japanese Iris hand painted woodblock prints featured in @geddesulinskasarchitects Wabi-Sabi Soak Room @sfshowcase

Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was destined for a career in the church, but while at Trinity College, Cambridge he fou...
04/30/2019

Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was destined for a career in the church, but while at Trinity College, Cambridge he found inspiration in the botanical lectures of Thomas Martyn and switched to studying medicine. He went on to lecture in medical botany at Guy's Hospital. Conceived on a grandiose scale, Thornton's work was to comprise three parts: a dissertation on the sexual reproductive cycle of plates; an explanation of Linnaeus's plant system, lavishly illustrated with botanical plates and portraits of botanists; and "The Temple of Flora" which was to have no less than seventy large plates of exotic plant species arranged according to the classification system of Linnaeus. Each species was to appear in its native environment.

Tennis was a widely played sport in France since the Middle Ages, and became particularly popular between 1550 and 1700,...
04/29/2019

Tennis was a widely played sport in France since the Middle Ages, and became particularly popular between 1550 and 1700, a period when no less than two hundred and fifty courts in Paris could be counted.

The oil, probably painted around 1792 and likened to Laneuville's work by Pierre Rosenberg, imposes itself as a superb icon of the sport. Its similarity with the portrait of Michaud (#17) is quite striking -- some gray background, same direct presence -- but the intricate, almost affected costume in the Michaud oil is obviously very different from the freer, more natural appearance of the sportsman in this oil, shown here as if he had just stopped playing.

The bright red jumper, typical of Laneuville, is particularly striking, with its dark and elegant lining that echoes the cheekbones and lips of the model. The rolled-up sleeve is also extremely well rendered.

Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California Published by Thomas Copperthwait Philadel...
04/24/2019

Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868)
A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California
Published by Thomas Copperthwait Philadelphia, 1846 (1849)

Samuel Augustus Mitchell, born in Bristol, Connecticut on March 20, 1792, got into publishing after he was disappointed by the inaccurate and outdated school atlases he taught with as a school teacher. Hoping to rectify this, he moved to Philadelphia, the publishing capital of the US.

The political timing for such maps was also priceless in aiding in the success of the Mitchell company. With the Oregon Trail in full swing (1841), the US on the brink of war with Mexico (1846-1848), Brigham Young leading his group of followers to Utah (1846) and gold recently being found in newly acquired California (1849), the country had a great sense of Manifest Destiny and desire to create a bicoastal country. Travel books were flying off the shelves and into homes, businesses and schools. Mitchell’s maps included many expedition routes including the caravan route to Santa Fe, the Oregon Trail, Lewis and Clark’s trail, and Fremont’s expedition.
This 1849 edition of Texas, Oregon and California shows the region west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, from the Rio Grande to southern Canada. Also included is a booklet with “Accompaniment” text that describes California and Oregon in 76 pages (including appendix). Highlights include wildlife reports of residents in Oregon and soldiers’ letters describing the on- going gold rush in California.

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