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…
This little clutch of maps and guides was acquired in 1936 by a British tourist in Stalin’s USSR. Some of them bear the original owner’s dated inscription, ‘W. Hackett, 22.12.36’. I’ve encountered some of these publications individually before, and discussed them here. The star of the show for me might,…