Archival Leather Bound Maps

The road map today is mostly virtual — an electronic image on a screen, at home or in the car, provided by an app or a built-in satellite navigation system. Setting out on a long journey, you could half expect to see the marker pins of a Google map rearing above the highway like giant hat pins, shadowing the pavement ahead.

Perhaps it is the contrast with digital maps that makes old-fashioned road maps seem rich and wonderful again. Those colorful guides once found in every glove compartment are gaining desirability not just as collectibles but as cultural records.

“A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going — in a sense it’s three tenses in one.”

Peter Greenaway

These are not only works of art but also functional pieces, roll it up and throw it on your dashboard during your next road trip… you might be surprised by the conversations it inspires.

• Retouched and restored
• Embossed leather flap
• Printed on museum quality 17mil thickness 380gsm weight canvas using lightfast inks
• Leather hem, hand sewn, aged and oiled by hand
• Complete with pen holder so you can mark it up in the field

 

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