New maps for new appellations: the story of the first national wine atlas
Recent posts about the lives of some of the less well known makers of London Underground maps generated a flurry of very pleasant correspondence. Thank you! This piece is all about encouraging even more of it, especially if you have any information about anyone who made maps for London Transport…
A tentative investigation into a pavilion symbol that keeps turning up on maps with no explanation…
From our How To Read Maps series: the depiction of great estates as a distinctive and prominent feature of English county cartography
An exegesis of the use of antiquarian maps in James Bond films
A deeper dive into the life and works of Harold F Hutchison, a London underground map designer mostly famous for sacking Harry Beck. We’ve done our share of Hutch-shaming over the years, so consider this a mea culpa…
Let’s look at three names which appear on maps of the London underground: WE Soar, JC Betts, and EG Perman. These names are familiar but normally catalogued (by me and everyone else, including the Transport Museum) with surname and initials as given, without further elucidation. Who were they?
Our latest challenge for our lovely bookbinder Alison Heath was a 300 year old ‘Thumb Bible’, a mere 3.5 cm tall.
From our How To Read Maps series: mapping unexplored coastlines.
A closer look at ‘Hark, Hark! The Dogs do Bark!’, one of the better known satirical maps published shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914.