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Who drew the 1970 S&A Puffin paperback maps?


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Posted by Magnus Smith on September 27, 2016 at 00:57:20 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: where to enjoy AR posted by Owen Roberts on September 26, 2016 at 16:15:40:

Change of topic: we're now on MAPS.

Owen said: Stephen Spurrier’s endpapers still adorn S&A – I wonder why they were never replaced?

This made me go check my shelves. The Puffin paperbacks of the 70s definitely had a re-drawn map, not Spurrier's, and the odd thing is that I don't think it is an AR map either!

The way in which woods are depicted with little trees are very Spurrier-like, totally different to the woods AR draws in the Swallowdale map (curvy shapes to denote multiple trees at once).

The second map which shows just Wild Cat Island has also been given the same treatment. They are both neater and sparser than Spurrier, though the lettering is not AR, and the compass rose is not how either of them would draw it.

Who is this mystery cartographer? The book's credits do not name him/her. It happened between 1966 and 1970 (Puffin only) according to the books I can lay my hands on.


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