Antique Maps at the Map House of LondonOsprey Publishing is an Oxford -based publishing company specializing in military history. Predominantly an illustrated publisher, many of their books contain full-colour artwork plates, maps and photographs, and the company produces over a dozen ongoing series, each focusing on a specific aspect of the history of warfare. Osprey has published over 2, books. They are best known for their Men-at-Arms series, running to over titles, with each book dedicated to a specific historical army or military unit. Osprey is an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. In the s, the Brooke Bond Tea Company began including a series of military aircraft cards with packages of their tea.
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Listed below are dozens of map dealers, mainly of antique maps, but also some who specialise in Ordnance Survey maps. I have no affiliation or link with any of these, and I am not endorsing them in any way, but I can say I have used several of them and have always found them very helpful and fast to respond. Albion Prints have a great deal of prints and some maps.
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Click to view prices in other currencies. Portobello, in Notting Hill, was not just an antique market but an area where swinging London was much in evidence but I also found myself attracted to the piles of old maps to be rummaged through on general stalls and particularly the displays of dealers such as Eric Taylor, Edna Whiteson, the Burrs and Avril Noble — dealers who not only tolerated the fact that I might occasionally only spend pocket-money amounts but also would ask questions and occupy their time. My interest continued, as a very minor collector rather than from an academic viewpoint throughout my teens and became very useful in starting a career when I began working at Sifton Praed, now better known as the Map House in Knightsbridge but then in St. James Street, London. I began working there in as I needed a daytime job in London whilst I pursued a Geography Degree course at Birkbeck in the evenings. The Map House left: St James's, c.
The Historic Towns Trust produces folded historical maps of towns and cities featured in its atlases, or meriting a map in their own right. Each map shows a fascinating summary of the city or town's history, combined with an interesting introductory text, and a gazetteer giving brief details of the main features shown on the map, or street directory in the case of the Map of Tudor London. The gazetteers also carry illustrations in the form of engravings, watercolours or early photographs. Each map is presented in a card cover like an OS map , carrying an introduction to the map and a summary of the history of the featured town. The maps are available to buy through local booksellers and other outlets in the cities featured, or by ordering through any bookshop or on-line book retailer.