W. Graham Arader III, a noted art dealer and collector specializing in prints, maps and rare books generously donated seven richly illustrated books to the Frick Art Reference Library. The gift included the lavish facsimile edition of Joan Blaeu’s Atlas Major, the most comprehensive atlas at the time of its original publication in 1665, as well as a reproduction of the 1660 Harmonia Macrocosmica, a collection of celestial maps by Andras Cellarius. Mr. Arader is committed to further enhance the library’s collections, particularly in the areas of maps and natural history illustrations.
Theoria Solis per eccentricum sine epicyclo from Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica (image courtesy of Arader Galleries)
--Christina Peter, Head, Acquisitions, Frick Art Reference Library