Each map follows the same design standards in colour choices and composition. The principle aims were to design a map based on antique cartographic styles, but updated with contemporary design choices and to create a map that is both beautiful to look at, incredibly detailed, accurate and informative.
Where the style diverges most from antique cartographic styles, is in the use of white space around the map. Many maps are very crowded. Here I wanted to give room for the map to breath and take centre stage.
The level of detail is quite dense but scaled so you can enjoy the map and read details from across the room, but as you get closer more and more detail and information becomes apparent.
To add greater value, all the maps are populated with what I have called 'Sites of Significant Historical & Cultural Interest'. These are researched from the National Trust, Historic England, English Heritage & Britain Express. The entries are written by myself highlighting the salient and interesting historical facts from each site. Reading and researching about an area will often reveal important sites that are not attached to the above institutions but included on their obvious merit.