What makes the Times atlas a luxury item?
The Luxury Times Atlas is hand-made to order by craftsmen who use only the highest quality leathers and finest materials. The atlas is bound in your choice of French calf skin or Nigerian goat skin and is presented in a sleek Douppion silk leather edged or cloth covered slipcase. It can be gold stamped with your name and initials, can include gold page edge, has eight personalised introductory pages and the option of hand marbled endpapers. You choose the finishing options, creating a unique personalized edition.
How long does it take to produce the Luxury Times Atlas?
It takes up to six weeks because the Luxury Times Atlas is of such high quality and hand-made to order.
How big is the Luxury Times Atlas?
In its slipcase the Luxury Times Atlas is 47 cm (18.5 inches) high by 33 cm (13 inches) wide and is 5.5 cm (2.17 inches) deep. It weighs 6.8 kg (15 lb).
Is the Luxury Times Atlas a limited edition?
No, limited editions are usually numbered. You are ordering a customised and personalised product, completely unique to you.
Is the book actually signed by Mick Ashworth?
Yes, it will be signed in person by Mick Ashworth, Consultant Editor to Times Atlases.
Can I speak to someone for further details about the atlas and to advise with my choices?
Yes, we will be happy to help. Please email us or telephone your gift advisor on +44 (0)141 306 3606.
Do I have to order my copy online?
No, you can also order by telephone, although you will need to sign an order form and return to us to confirm your details. To discuss your requirements or order please contact us by telephone on +44 (0)141 306 3606.
When is payment taken?
Your personal gift adviser will phone you to arrange payment.
What should I do if I need the atlas in time for a special event or presentation?
We endeavour to deliver within six weeks. However, delays can occur due to the availability of the leather and other materials. Please see our Luxury Edition Terms and Conditions for more information.
What happens if I have made a mistake on the order form?
Contact us as soon as possible and we will see what we can do to help. However, the atlas is made to order so it will not be possible to obtain a refund if you inform us too late in the book making process that you have made a mistake. See our Luxury Edition Terms and Conditions for more information.
How should I supply artwork digitally? What file format should my artwork be sent in?
Send us a high resolution (300 dpi) file, black only, as a tiff, PDF or Illustrator EPS. We can accept other file formats too. If you need any further details, please use the Contact Us form.
I would like to include a family crest but I only have a drawing, what should I do?
It will be possible to recreate your family crest digitally. We will send you the digital file we use. Please use the Contact Us form for an estimate and more information.
How much should I insure the atlas for?
We are unable to offer any specialist advice regarding the insurance value of the atlas and recommend that you contact your insurance company.
What about delivery?
Delivery and insurance cover during transit is included in the cost of your atlas. You will be able to track the progress of the delivery online.
Can I buy individual pages from the atlas?
This service is offered via Maps International. If they do not have what you require please contact us.
Can I buy matching editions of any other Times atlases?
This may be possible for some editions. For further information please use the Contact Us form.
Where can I find out more about Book Works?
The book is bound by famous bookbinders Book Works visit their website for more details.