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Top 10 Gifts for Map Lovers this Christmas

Posted on 28th October 2019 by Mark Skinner

From fictional archipelagos to geographic brain-teasers, we present a selection of the finest map-themed books for all those crazy about cartography.   

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Revelling in the fascinating facts and ephemera of our planet, Brilliant Maps is a graphic triumph that combines cultural, political and historical trivia with the traditional geographic data. Immensely stylish and tremendously engaging, Wright’s book helps us to understand the world in new and exciting ways.
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A pioneering cartographical achievement, Charles Booth’s Victorian mapping of poverty in the capital is reproduced in full for the first time in all its colour-coded glory. As striking as the designs are, the real bonus is the first-hand accounts from contemporary Londoners which give a real flavour of the time and place.
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A colossal bestseller in its 2018 edition, The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain returns with a mind-bogglingly inventive array of posers, conundrums and teasers. Work your way around the British Isles in forty regional maps, answering questions that test your geographical knowledge, mathematical acumen and lateral thinking.
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This updated version of Foer’s delightful volume adds even more tantalising destinations as well as a fold out ‘road trip’ map with more colourful suggestions for places to visit. Atlas Obscura will open your eyes to diversity and difference of the world.
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To mark the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe, Archipelago shipwrecks a ‘who’s who’ of international illustrators in an island of imagination. Complete with beautifully crafted cartography and enchanting prose description, this bravura collection of fictitious islands is a volume to treasure forever.
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With a number of different levels ranging from broadly accessible to fiendish difficult, The Times World Atlas Puzzle Book delves into just about every area of global geography that you can imagine. From analysing pie charts on world telecommunications to testing your knowledge of regional climates, this puzzle book has it all.
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Authors including Philip Pullman and Frances Hardinge explore the maps that have shaped their imaginations in this exquisite book perfect for bibliophiles with wanderlust. Beautifully constructed and packed with illustrations, The Writer’s Map is a volume to lose yourself in.
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A marvel of design and illustration, this special edition of Maps unveils sixteen more cartographical wonders, liberally sprinkled with famous residents and quirky places of interest. Covering everywhere from Switzerland to South Korea, this is another spectacular collection to immerse yourself in.
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Clad in wonderfully vintage packaging, the Adventurer’s Compass is an essential aid to navigation and orienteering that recalls the halcyon days of outdoor activities and camping in the wilderness.
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Create your own personal colour-coded map with this beautiful record of holidays and travels past. With a foil layer that peels off to mark visited destinations, the Scratch Map is the perfect present for anybody overwhelmed by wanderlust.
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