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
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.
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.