The Channel Islands have always enjoyed an importance out of all proportion to their size, from Neolithic times, through the Roman Empire, to the Venetian traders of the middle ages and beyond. The strategic importance of, and trading opportunities in the islands has meant that they have been mapped for over half a millennia.
The legacy of that interest is a wealth of stunningly beautiful maps, which chart both the world’s changing perceptions of the islands and their actual development. We have assembled over 100 of those maps in a new work to be published after Easter 2019.
The Cartographic History of The Channel Islands will be published as a limited edition of just 275 copies worldwide and hand bound in navy blue quarter leather with raised bands to the spine. The covers will be a specially commissioned marble paper based on an old map of the islands and the finished book will measure an impressive 500 x 325 mm. It will contain some 200 pages, including foldouts of the larger maps printed on 170gsm, acid free, archival quality paper using the latest, cutting edge, digital technology.
Please look through the gallery of images on this page to see a small sample of the maps.