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AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced an online database for its entire Kraus map collection.

The 36-map collection, acquired in 1969 by Harry Ransom from the New York antiquarian dealer Hans P. Kraus, features a wide range of individual maps of Europe and America, atlases, a rare set of
New York—A three-sheet map of Connecticut and parts adjacent, New Haven, 1777, far exceeded its pre-sale estimate to become the top lot at Swann Galleries’ Maps & Atlases auction on June 2. The map, which was estimated at $3,000 to $4,000, saw a great deal of preview interest, was fought over by buyers in the auction room and on the phone, and ultimately sold to a round of applause for a


Guest Blog by Jeffrey Murray, former senior archivist with Library and Archives Canada and FB&C Fine Maps columnist