TOP IMAGES LISTED
01 Osbert Lancaster Draynflete Revealed, John Murray London 1949 22 x 29cms,
02 anon, Nursery Rhyme Land, London c1925
03 04, George R.Stewart's US 40, CROSS SECTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Houghton Mifflin Boston 1953, illustrations by Erwin Reisz
05 Donald Foster / John Wood/ Quietest Under the Sun , Museum Press London 1944; 21 x 27cms; an illustrated Guidebook to Mercia and Mid Wales for the literate rambler.
06 Geoffrey Robinson/ Hockley Clarke/ The Unfolding Year, Salisbury Square, London, 1947/ 22 x29cms. the Village of Twyfield recorded during twelve calendar months.
07 Geofrey Wales/ Janet and John Hampden/ Sir Francis Drake's Raid on the Treasure Trains, Folio Society, London 1954 21 x 28cms. A map of the Caribbean where incident and cartographic conventions rather put into the shade the geographical details of the coastline.
08 Arthur Ransome/ Arthur Ransome/ Missee Lee, Cape, London, 1941 20 x27cms; a children's fictitious adventure set off the coast of China; here with clear colour coded tracks that correspond exactly with the narrative.
09 Harold Jones/M.E.Atkinson/ Mystery Manor, John Lane, Bodley Head, London 1939, 20 x 26cms; and the most logical excuse for the endpaper map - the Who Dunnit. A detective book for children with beautiful drawings by Harold Jones.
10 Richard Herrick/ Malcolm Saville/ Jane's Country Year, Newnes, London 1946, 24 x 36cms , back end paper of the country around the farm described in the book.
11 Joan Hassall/ Frances Brett Young/ Portrait of a Village Heinemann London 1937, 21 x 30cms. "I take this opportunity of declaring that no village like it [Monk's Norton] has ever existed outside my imagination..." FBY
12.A.M.Highes, J.K.Stanford, Bledgrave Hall, Country Book Club, London 1953, 20 x 27cms., and an account of efforts to encourage avocets to breed in the marshland around Bledgrave Hall.
13 Melville Colley/Melville Colley/The Bamboo Bird, Press, London 1947, 25 x 35cms. an illustrated book for children , a Bamboo Bird hatches and saves Chinese twins from an Evil spell.
14 George Him/ Ann Thwaite/ The Day with the Duke, Brockhampton Leicester 1969; an illustrated book for children about a girl and a boy who spend the day at a Stately Home - and are driven home in the carriage at the end of the Day. For George Him, see Archive
15 . Robin Tanner/Helen Tanner/ Wiltshire Village, Collins, London, 1939. The classic visual and literary study of an English village with illustrations of great beauty. In so many ways the map is a model of what it should be.
16 . Rockwell Kent/ Rockwell Kent , Wilderness A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska, Blue Ribbon, New York 1920, 28 x 34 cms. Not so much a bird's eye view but that of one of Kent's idealised spirits.