Our house is nearly back to normal after last year’s flood. This bedroom was absolutely crammed with furniture & boxes of books (refugees from the ground floor!!). The room’s now been cleared and we’ve actually got round to adding a bit of wall decoration!
We decided to hang these vintage school wall maps. They’ve got a great look and they always draw you in for a closer browse. You learn something new every time you enter the room!!
This row of three features North America, South America and Australasia.
They were produced by George Philip & Son and date from the 1960s.
If you like the look of these vintage maps, we recently got hold of one that’s available to buy – photographed below. It’s actually older than the Philips maps and was produced by W. & A. K. Johnstone. It’s a physical relief map of the British Isles. The hills & mountain ranges are the main feature; but cities, rivers and major rail routes of the time are also marked.
There are a few small areas of paper loss, but it’s still very striking visually and measures just over 4 feet high! We’re going to hang it in our antiques centre shop when a bit of wall space becomes available.