The atlas in front of me has quite a story. Published at the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars, this is a British-produced pilot book. It’s a marine atlas with charts, coastal profiles and descriptive text, which in this case covers the French and Italian coastlines as far south as…
Allegory, symbolism and stunning colour in Blaeu’s map of the river
It’s not pizza, it’s a map.
A successful business built on strong values: it’s game night with the Dartons.
The London labyrinth and the origins of the Metropolitan Railway
Whip it good: colour-coding the Underground
Cherish your bookbinders: it’s even harder than it looks.
No-one ever got rich from maps: a cautionary tale
Everybody loves a good flow chart…
Artist and pictorial map maker Kerry Lee created two distinctive maps of London, both of which were revised and adapted over a 20 year period, between the late 1930s and mid 1950s. (Read our two posts about Kerry’s life and work here and here) ‘London Town’ was Kerry’s first foray…