August 12, 2015 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - LittleQuest Limited today is proud to announce the release of Vintage London Map & Guide by Wellingtons Travel Co. 1.4.2, an update to their popular travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Do you like history, art, and everything vintage? Download an old style London map on your phone to take with you as you explore the city and annotate it with your own remarks. Listed as a top 10 hand-drawn map by the Guardian, this vintage-looking map took over three years to produce and accurately describes the capital city of London in 2012 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
"As passionate travellers and collectors of art, we started researching and drafting a map in 2008 that could be both beautiful yet relevant to our lives," explained Taige Zhang, founder of London based Wellingtons Travel Co. "Google Maps are practical but emotionless, culture-less. Old maps have a marked allure of romance, adventure, and exploration. We wanted to give that back to modern maps."
This app's London map was inspired by legendary explorers and cartographers from 16th to 19th century such as Joan Blaeu, Captain James Cook, Joseph Cross, Edward Weller, and Ralph Agas.After sketching the work on paper and illustrating many buildings using bird's eye view, the cartographers decided to re-draw it digitally to capture the layers and high fidelity artwork. This took years to master and styles were perfected until it looked authentic.
In 2012, the company unveiled a huge London wall map that spans almost 2 metres. This commemorative edition called the Grand Map of London was modified to include references to the London 2012 Olympic Games. They also made a smaller wall map and a paper version with the same artwork. In 2015, Wellingtons Travel Co. commissioned LittleQuest Limited to reproduce the 2012 map as a free, vintage travel app.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 31.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Vintage London Map & Guide by Wellingtons Travel Co. 1.4.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. The paper version was called "Vintage Travellers London Map" is available on Amazon, and also makes for a fine souvenir.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Wellingtons Travel Co. is the only mapping company that crafts contemporary maps in the historic style, incorporating symbolic and traditional elements of maps used by explorers of past centuries. Their maps are made to enchant anyone who loves history and appreciates art. Some of their renowned customers include City of London, bookshops, galleries and hotels. The company believes in giving travellers the same feeling of romance, awe, and pride that explorers, early diplomats, and merchants felt hundreds of years ago. LittleQuest Limited is a development company based in the UK. All Material and Software (C) Copyright Wellingtons Travel Co. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.