Herb Lester Maps


I’ve been a big fan of Herb Lester maps and have been meaning to post about them for ages. I had a few in my own collection, and the team at Herb Lester kindly sent over a few other samples. The great thing about these maps is that they’re beautiful and a keepsake even if you’re not going anywhere. It’s a pity that tourist shops only sell cheap tsotchkes rather than beautifully illustrated maps. And don’t be fooled by these maps – they are most affordable too at  £4.00 each, or a city set of 4 for £14.00. They make perfect gifts too. I know just who I’m sending the new Miami map. The other nice thing is that each map has a personality of its own to reflect the location, and the author and illustrator is clearly credited – or should I say celebrated – on the back of each. Even though I don’t have kids of my own, I was excited to see the Paris en Famille map for family friendly ideas in the city. I think it’s the perfect way to help teach kids about maps, and it’s far lighter than carrying around a heavy guide book. And after browsing the site again, I’m realizing I want them all!

pretavoyager-herblester-paris1Paris en Famille. Note: I would totally go all these places as an adult too!

pretavoyager-herblester-6cityMy collection now includes: It’s Nice to Be Alone in Paris, Paris for Pleasure Seekers, When We Think of Berlin, Paris en Famille, Copenhagen the Good Life, and Distinctively San Francisco. There are so many more maps too: New York, London, Rome, Barcelona and more!

pretavoyager-herblester-cph1Unfolded: Copenhagen the Good Life

pretavoyager-herblester-sf1Unfolded: Distinctively San Francisco

How cool is this? They also offer a subscription to their 10 latest maps. WANT. NOW!

Don’t see a map for your city!? Sign up for my Skillshare MAP MAKING class to make your own :)



  • Again, I like your shoesies in the pic. Especially the top one, the mustard yellow is spot on. I need to get my hands on the It’s nice to be alone in Paris map! The little introvert in me would be so happy :)

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