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Top Shops: Lone Star Legends

Like many people, Graham Arader was profoundly influenced by his college experience. When he was an undergraduate at Yale, Arader met Alexander Orr Vietor, the curator of the university’s map collection. Vietor mentored the aspiring collector on the complexities of map collecting, and it didn’t take long for Arader to put those lessons to use. By the end of his senior year, Arader had sold $100,000 in antiquarian maps. These days, Arader’s reach is decidedly broader. Based on news reports published in 2011, the collector’s inventory of rare prints, books, maps, and atlases is estimated to be worth at least $600 million. Much of that inventory is dispersed among five galleries, including the W. Graham Arader III gallery (www.aradergalleries.com ) in Houston, which specializes in original Audubon prints as well as antique maps and atlases focusing on that region of the count...

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