Caleb Kiffer is the Specialist of Maps & Atlases at Swann. The department covers an exceptionally wide range of material including maps, atlases, globes and navigational instruments; natural history books, prints and drawings; American and foreign books with plates; decorative graphics; and ephemera from the fifteenth through the early twentieth century.
Prior to his position at Swann, Caleb was director of the Manhattan gallery of premier map, book and print dealer W. Graham Arader III.
Caleb earned his BA in Art History from Penn State University in 2001, primarily focusing on fifteenth and sixteenth century Dutch painting. As his interest in old books and printed material developed, Caleb completed coursework in the field at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School and NYU’s School of Continuing Education. Outside of Swann, Caleb’s interests include fishing, small-scale farming and North American Indian studies; he collects books and illustrations relating to these fields.
Caleb on our blog:
On A Previously Unknown First State of de Wit's Map of the Netherlands
The Endless Mountains: A Map That Promised More
What Sets A Chart Apart?
Updated July 12, 2018