Stanford’s Folio Smaller Railway Map of the United States (1876)

The Stanford’s Smaller Railway Map of the United States is from a fascinating series of reproductions from our Edward Stanford Cartographic Collection archive. This map was originally published in 1876, the year the United States celebrated its centennial. Read More Stanford’s Folio Smaller Railway Map of the United States (1876)

5 Book Recommendations for Mothers’ Day

It’s probably down to wonderful parenting that you’ve become the well read, adventurous soul you are today. We know you’ve been brought up well enough to not need reminding that this Sunday is Mothers’ Day, but we thought we’d give you some suggestions anyway. Our Marketing Manager, Jude Brosnan has selected five books from our Be More Adventuress promotion that your mum might like. Read More 5 Book Recommendations for Mothers’ Day

We wish we were on the Inca Trail in Peru

Always near the top of any wanderlust wish list, Peru‘s Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu welcomes hundreds of people every day. 500 per day to be exact, as that is the amount of daily permits issued. Read More We wish we were on the Inca Trail in Peru

Mappy Monday- Art Deco London Map

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Art Deco London Map £8.00

This new map from Blue Crow Media features London’s finest Art Deco buildings including lots of Piccadilly line tube stations, Battersea Power Station, Arsenal Stadium, Brockwell Lido, Hoover Building, The Savoy and The Grampians. Read More Mappy Monday- Art Deco London Map

A view of some loos- Lonely Planet’s Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide

Have you ever been to a different country and found yourself completely baffled by their bathrooms? From toilets in Tokyo with buttons to warm the seat and control water pressure to long-drops in Tanzania, this book covers a lot of loos around the world and even one set for space.

Here are just a few examples from Lonely Planet’s Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide.

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Mappy Monday- Alice Tait’s illustrations

Here is an illustrator that certainly puts the ‘art’ in ‘cartography’.  Alice Tait’s drawings have been featured on book covers, in magazine articles and on home products ranging from tea towels to lemon juice. We are especially fond of her London range as it features a beautifully illustrated map of central London capturing some of the most famous streets and landmarks.   Alice told us a bit about herself and her illustrations. Read More Mappy Monday- Alice Tait’s illustrations