A-Z Maps blog

This is the home of ramblings from the inside of the iconic brand that is A-Z. On our blog you will find out how to get from A to Z and a lot more in between.

80th Anniversary

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Adventure Atlas Series – South West Coast Path – Shawn

Here at A-Z, we have been working closely with people who enjoy walking. Not professionals, just people who enjoy a leisurely walk in their spare time. Rather than keeping this to ourselves, we have decided to create a guest blog series to share their adventures. You can use these articles to… Read More

Celebrating our 80th Anniversary

Times may have drastically changed for the mapping industry, but A-Z’s commitment and passion for helping the UK find their way around remains unshaken. Over the last 80 years, A-Z has grown from its humble beginnings to become the largest independent map company in the UK. 2016 marks the 80th… Read More

History

80 years of Geographers’ A-Z Map Company Ltd. Although the history of A-Z spans 80 years, the story of the company began in 1900 when a young Hungarian, Alexander Gross moved to London seeking his fortune (and avoiding conscription). Alexander founded Geographia in 1908, and produced a series of… Read More

Timeline

Early History                                                            Our history begins with the birth of Phyllis Pearsal’s parents. 1879 Alexander Grosz born in Csurog, Austria-Hungary (now part… Read More

Which is your favourite 80th anniversary post?

We have searched high and low, delved into boxes, opened dusty folders and explored the archives in our quest to present 84 posts over the past 80 days. We’ve photographed, scanned and output images; recalled, investigated and verified details – and reminisced quite a lot too! We have loved seeing… Read More

A-Z is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,
registered in Scotland, Company No.27389.
Registered address: Westerhill Road,
Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 2QT.