Diverting, decorative and practical presents for anyone with any interest in the past.
Personalised maps centred on the location of your choice.
• Ideal gifts for Christmas
• For your friends or relatives or even for yourself!
• Maps for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
• Folded Maps, Deluxe Framed Maps, Classic Frame, Canvases, Downloads, Town Plan Maps, Parish Maps, Mugs…
Use coupon code C-Nov17. Simply enter the code when prompted during checkout.
Cassini Maps is offering 30% Off all maps on their www.cassinimaps.co.uk website Personalised historical Maps are available from 1805 to the 1940’s.
Whether you are tracing the history of your family or just interested in the local history of the area where you live, reliable conclusions are based on quality sources and Cassini historical maps have an important part to play in discovering where and how your ancestors lived.
Cassini Maps also make diverting, decorative and practical presents for anyone with any interest in the past. For weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or Christmas; for your friends, your relatives – or even for yourself. Ideal as business gifts centred on your company location.
To get 30% of all maps from Cassini simply enter the code: C-APRIL-30 when prompted during the checkout process. P&P applies as normal. Offer available until the 3rd May 2013.
It all began in 1898. Mr. Reginald Bray, a clerk from Forest Hill in South London, bought a copy of the Royal Mail guide that proudly proclaimed they would deliver anything as ‘small as a bumblebee and as large as an elephant’. Bray viewed these rules as a challenge and spent the next 40 years of his life experimenting with the limits of the British postal system.
He started with postcards. His first postcard was addressed to ‘any house in London’. He followed this with envelopes knitted from wool. He even tried sending two postcards with two addresses hoping for them to be forever forwarded from one address to the other.Bray then switched to parcels. He mailed, amongst other objects, a bowler hat, a turnip with the address carved on it, a rabbit’s skull, a pipe, a bicycle pump, a clump of dried seaweed and even his faithful Irish terrier, Bob.
Not satisfied with that, he had himself delivered, not once but three times, including being sent, along with his bicycle, by registered mail. An official form acknowledges ‘Delivery of an Inland Registered Person Cyclist’ to Bray’s home address for a charge of 3d a mile.
This is certainly not a facility provided by the Royal Mail today. However, one of the few living creatures still permitted to be sent through the postal system are live bees. It’s good to see that at least part of their original slogan ‘as small as a bumblebee and as large as an elephant’ still holds true.
Cassini Maps have just launched a series of rare and beautiful historical maps carefully selected from the British Library Map Collection and now available as high quality framed prints from the Cassini Maps website.
Some of these maps, such as Rose’s Octopus Map of Europe, have been featured extensively in BBC Four’s recent TV programme, The Beauty of Maps.
The British Library’s Map Collection is a remarkable treasure trove brimming unique examples of some of the finest maps ever made.
The Collection includes Saxton and Speed British county maps from the late 16th and early 17th centuries as well as many historical British, European and world maps made by the finest cartographers of the day.
The maps are fascinating and important historical documents in their own right but really come into their own when framed and presented as highly decorative works of art.
Cassini is proud to bring you the chance of owning your own selected map print. The map will be printed, framed and sent to any address in the UK. Classic works of art delivered to your door.