Bespoke Hand-Made Maps for Country Estates

The Financial Times looks at bespoke hand-made maps for country estates:  map artists like James Byatt, Anthony Pelly and Simon Vernon are commissioned to create one-of-a-kind illustrated maps for fairly wealthy clients (prices start in range of thousands of pounds). [WMS]

Consider this another data point, along with hand-made, hand-painted globes and map collecting in general, showing that maps have become a serious luxury/wealth marker.

Author: Jonathan Crowe

I blog about maps at The Map Room, review books for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and edit a fanzine called Ecdysis.