All good adventures begin with a map’

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-94

Petersfield

Petersfield

Extract from an original map published under my Illuminated Scribe imprint

The Alexander Trilogy

The Alexander Trilogy

An extract from the original map drawn for 'The Alexander Trilogy' by Mary Renault. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

Colditz Castle

Colditz Castle

An extract from the original plan drawn for 'Colditz: The Full Story' by Major P. R. Reid. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

Britain's Inland Waterways

Britain's Inland Waterways

An extract from an original map, unpublished

The Rise of Rome

The Rise of Rome

An extract from the original map drawn for 'The Rise of Rome' by Polybius. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

The Swiss Confederation

The Swiss Confederation

An extract from the original map drawn for 'Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700' by Diarmaid MacCulloch. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

The World of Late Antiquity

The World of Late Antiquity

An extract from the original map drawn for 'The World of Late Antiquity' by Peter Brown. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

An extract from the original map drawn for 'Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path' by Simon Armitage. Reproduced by kind permission of Faber and Faber

The Battle of Madrid

The Battle of Madrid

An extract from the original map drawn for 'The Spanish Civil War' by Hugh Thomas. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

The Western Front, 1914-18

The Western Front, 1914-18

An extract from the original map drawn for 'The Great War and Modern Memory' by Paul Fussell. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

England at the Time of Richard III

England at the Time of Richard III

An extract from the original map drawn for 'Richard III: England's Black Legend' by Desmond Seaward. Reproduced by kind permission of The Folio Society

Hand-crafted, bespoke and characterful illustrative maps by Kevin Freeborn

These are drawn in pen and ink, with care and sensitivity to the subject matter and with consideration to presentational style in accordance with clients’ requirements. All maps are hand-lettered and can be hand-coloured, and are usually supplied as single pieces of original artwork sized to customer specification. For enquiries and commissions please use the contact page