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

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His nonfiction has been published by AE, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen and Tor.com. His sf fanzine, Ecdysis, was a two-time Aurora Award finalist.