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'The Art and Beauty of Old Maps' Yasha Beresiner Monday 09 October 2017

Yasha Beresiner was born in Turkey of a Russian father and a Greek mother. He spent much of his working life in Latin America and qualified as a lawyer from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before settling in England in 1968. He is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and is a City guide and Editor of City Guide Magazine.

The world of maps extends from BC3000 to Harry Beck’s London Underground map of 1931, and England played an important part in these developments.  Christopher Saxton in 1579 was the first cartographer to publish a regional Atlas of any country whilst John Ogilvy takes credit in 1670 for the first road atlas. ‘Since time immemorial man has enjoyed walking on his fingers.’