Ordnance Survey Map: Lake District

Ordnance Survey Map: Lake District

Ordnance Survey Map: Set

Some time ago, whilst wondering around Charity shops in Norfolk, I came across some rareish Ordnance Survey maps from the early 1960′s with attractive illustrated covers. Bargain price too. The maps themselves were of National Parks or traditional hiking areas of Britain, popular with the emergence of early motoring breaks. The content is somewhat dated now, but I like the fact that they feel unique.

Ever since, I have been trying to establish more about the series. For example who the illustrator was, how long were they published for and the other areas that were featured. Needless to say, I have failed to uncover anything interesting until a few weeks back when I was once again wondering around a bric-a-brac shop near Sudbury in Suffolk. I randomly came across a single map of the same series and it was at half price,  so I rapidly swooped on the purchase there and then.

I only opened the map yesterday and was horrified to discover half of it was missing. Hence the ironically cruel price tag. I thought I would post it anyway, in the vein hope that it may shed some more light on the series. But I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to the shop I bought it from. I love half a map I do.

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    1. extrastereo wrote:

      Great taste ! I love these maps too. If you want to find out more, buy this excellent book, which documents the series in full. Map Cover Art (Ordnance Survey), by John Paddy Browne >
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Map-Cover-Art-Ordnance-Survey/dp/0319002349. I’ve managed to collect the whole series, including the very rare original Lake District map ( different from the one pictured here ) which was mistakenly printed backwards and withdrawn. Have fun…

      • pixelfibre wrote:

        Thanks for the tip off on the book. Looks right up my alley!

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