Finding Charles Pearson at West Norwood Cemetery, which is especially rich in dead members of the map trade.
Pioneering large-scale statistical maps might sound dry as dust, but as Iain Sinclair writes in his foreword to this volume, they have a ‘morbid beauty’. Sinclair is an inspired choice to lead us in to Charles Booth’s London.
Everyone’s a sucker for ‘lost’ or ‘abandoned’ tunnels, and we at Bryars & Bryars are no exception.
‘Tube Map Travels’ is about the unofficial maps of the London Underground, the ones which were not produced by TfL or any of its predecessors and which, in fact, TfL might like to suppress if it were possible.
From our How To Read Maps series: how do you map something that might not be real?
We must let you know about a fantastic recent development in our collective knowledge of maps.
From our How To Read Maps series: why do mapmakers leave blank spaces?
It was with genuine pleasure that we received an invitation to the launch of Jonathon Green’s latest book on slang, ‘Sounds and Furies’. Green has been working in this field for over 40 years, and there can be few people with his depth of knowledge.
Two of our interests combine on this 1937 lunch menu: liner dining and pictorial maps. It was used by diners on the RMS Queen Mary, and its cover features Macdonald Gill’s art deco map of the north Atlantic.
From our How To Read Maps series: we look at depictions of the sea.