The beauty of hand-drawn maps has never been surpassed and they are part of a long tradition of cartography going back to the Middle Ages. Several of the calligraphic maps illustrated have been commissioned by authors who seek elegance in the presentation of visual material in their books. Other maps here are computer-generated but continue to draw on the calligraphic tradition. Please click on the images for enlarged views.
Fleet Street in de Worde's Day for Wynkyn de Worde: Father of Fleet Street by James Moran republished by The British Library, London 2003 (Gerald Fleuss)