For all your mapping needs

“They were maps that lived, maps that one could study, frown over, and add to; maps, in short, that really meant something.” Gerald Durrell ‘My Family and Other Animals’ 

Maps have been part of our offer for many years – whether that be small scale maps for ramblers, large scale maps for architects or even historical maps for the insufferably curious. The maps that we sell come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. With Christmas fast approaching we thought that we would share with you just some of the variety of maps that could be the perfect gift for a loved one of yours.

CassiniOxfordA set of three matching Cassini maps from three different periods, designed to appeal to anyone who wants to discover the hidden history of their local landscape.
Cassini Old Series Maps first published between 1805 and 1874
Cassini Revised New Series Maps first published between 1896 and 1904
Cassini Popular Edition Maps first published between 1919 and 1926

These maps are taken from Ordnance Survey’s Old Series, Revised New Series and Popular Edition maps. Each map in the Box Set has been carefully scanned, digitally re-projected and enlarged to match the present-day Ordnance Survey Landranger® series. The maps are also directly comparable with the corresponding Ordnance Survey Landranger® and use the same sheet number and grid references, so enabling the past and the present to be compared with ease and accuracy.

Cassini’s Landscape History 3-map Box Sets have the same name, reference number and coverage as the appropriate Ordnance Survey Landranger®. Presented in a handsome box set and a snip at only £24.99

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Bespoke maps: Available as a Flat or Folded Map these are centred on a post code or place name that you provide and, perhaps best of all,  you are able to give the map your own title and sub-title. Scales available are 1:25,000 ideal for walkers and 1:50,000 ideal for motoring and cyclists. The customer gets to give is their own Title and Sub-Title. Cost of them is £19.99 and we require 24 hours to produce them.

underhillsOxford’s first ever punting and boating map offers a bird’s-eye view of a much-loved stretch of the city’s two rivers. The panorama covers the three miles of the Cherwell and the Thames between the Victoria Arms and Folly Bridge, the most favoured area for punting. Hand-drawn by local artist Francesca Shakespeare, it captures the traditional flavour of a quintessentially English pastime and of the unchanging riverside landscape. The accompanying text not only identifies the principal sights along the riverbank but also offers tips on punting technique, a guide to the rivers and a brief history of punting. The map measures 670cms by 25cms, and has seven panel folds and costs only £3.99

crumpledcitymapsIf you are planning to travel further afield then you should consider packing the relevant Crumpled City map.

Unlike traditional paper maps which can be awkward to deal with, the Crumpled City™ Map can be easily crammed into your pocket, backpack or the carrying pouch provided. without having to worry about refolding it along the original creases. Moreover, the maps are printed on special technological material that makes them the lightest and most resistant maps on market, as well as 100% waterproof.

The collection includes some of the most interesting cities on the globe. Each map provides details about a large part of the city, including streets, monuments, museums, art galleries and much more.

Crumpled City maps include a sightseeing index and a list of unique “Soulsights”. The City Maps cost £10.

Of course we also carry a full range of OS Maps and Road Atlases and Globes – do come and visit us whatever your mapping needs are. Our Maps department can be contacted directly on 01865 333677 or maps.ox@blackwell.co.uk

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