A map of Lymington, Hampshire, showing the three phases of development of the Borough of New Lymington.

Borough of New Lymington

A map of Lymington, Hampshire, showing the three phases of development of the Borough of New Lymington.

A close-up view of a section of the map.

A close-up view of a section of the map.

A better look at the illustrative tree symbols used on this map.

A better look at the illustrative tree symbols used on this map.

Borough of New Lymington

Client: St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

This map of Lymington (Hampshire, UK) is based upon historical mapping from the mid 19th Century. Produced for inclusion in a museum display case, this map illustrates the three phases of development of the Borough of New Lymington from the 13th Century onwards.

The design of this map was inspired by old Ordnance Survey town plans from the 19th Century. Often employing design flourishes, such as little tree illustrations and other symbolic features, maps from this previous era have influenced the style we've used for this particular map.

Partly to reflect the historical mapping, upon which the design for this map has been based, but also to enable the featured information to stand out more clearly against the background, we've used a subdued and restricted colour palette in the design of this particular map.

Ed Merritt
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About

Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities, media organisations and businesses. My work has been included in books published by Dorling Kindersley, National Geographic, Pearson, Penguin Books, Oxford University Press, Taschen, Laurence King Publishing, Millennium House and Weldon Owen. I've also created maps for a wide range of other companies and charities, including the Royal Horticultural Society, Smithsonian Institution, Best Western, The Greenbrier Companies, Fastmarkets, Bright Horizons and Cycling UK.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

For more information on how Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project, please send me a message or make contact via the information displayed above and throughout the site. I look forward to hearing from you.

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