Fireside Reading: Atlas: A World of Maps from the British Library

Atlas: A World of Maps from the British Library by Tom Harper is a brilliant gift for any adventurer.

Tom Harper has brought together 100 rare maps chosen from the British Library’s collection and tells the story behind each one giving a fascinating insight in to how we have travelled and explored over hundreds of years. Two bespoke maps have been created especially for the book too. 

By looking at old maps and getting to know their stories we can be transported back to the times in which they were made. Our favourite is a 1682 pirate map of Guatemala.

An ideal gift for map enthusiasts, adventurers, art connoisseurs or those interested in global history.

Available from here for £30.

You can also buy an annual membership to access the British Library and its reading rooms from just £80 per year here

The annual membership scheme allows individuals to experience everything the Library has to offer, from five-star exhibitions to high-profile talks and events, alongside a wide range of other exciting benefits. Showcasing brilliant literary, historical, scientific and artistic works from all over the globe and every age of written civilisation, Europe’s largest library holds over 150 million items and boasts historical pieces dating back as far as 2000 BC.

About Author

Dan Tye Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after realising there wasn't a single publication focusing on adventure. He has been a pilot in the RAF, a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as journalist for motorcycling, flying and adventure magazines.

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