The Map That Came to Life.
- Author: DEVERSON, H.J. and LAMPITT, Ronald
- Publication place: Oxford
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication date: 1948.
- Physical description: Printed book, several small tears to first pages, original dustjacket, some tears, bookplate from Twyford School.
- Dimensions: 220 by 280mm. (8.75 by 11 inches).
- Inventory reference: 10867
A children’s book telling the story of two siblings who navigate their way to a county fair using an Ordnance Survey map, learning how to use it and read the symbols in the process. John and Joanna set out for Dumbleford and on the way the map ‘comes to life’ as they learn how it relates to the actual countryside, and throws up several adventures on the way.
"the great prose epic of the Elizabethan period" with both the Wright-Molyneux world map and the rare suppressed 'Voyage to Cadiz'
Rare complete set of "the most valuable 18th-century source on Jesuit activities in frontier regions throughout the world" (Hill, 'Collection Of Pacific Voyages').
4 Bury Street, St James’s,
PO Box 329, Larchmont, NY, USA
Opening hours, London Gallery
Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: by appointment
Closed: all bank holidays and 1-31 August
We are closed from 17:00 on Thursday 22nd December 2022, and reopen at 10:00 on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
Opening hours, New York
By appointment only