The Times Books

Regarded as the world's most authoritative atlases and maps, The Times world maps and atlases range has been trusted by governments and international organizations since its first atlas, simply known as 'The Times Atlas', was launched in 1895, published by the Edinburgh engraver Bartholomew since 1922. Today a range of atlases, books and maps is published with the same reputation for quality, authority and prestige, whilst driving forward new innovations and techniques in mapping and cartography.


The Times Concise Atlas of the World

Concise Atlas

A fully revised and updated thirteenth edition of this major world atlas. This beautifully designed atlas has all the information you need, whether planning a trip, keeping in touch with world news, solving quizzes and crosswords or just exploring the world from your armchair.

  • Comprehensive reference mapping with 155,000 place names providing an amazingly detailed view of the world.
  • The illustrated thematic content covers the most important geographical issues.
  • Historical maps of the world show the political make-up of the world over the last 150 years.
  • The atlas includes plans of 41 of the world’s major cities.
  • A satellite imagery section contains an overview image of each continent, and is complemented with a detailed image.
  • Produced in a quality finish the world atlas comes in a protective slipcase / hardcover.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008183769
  • Craenen code: TIMES.A.CONCISE
  • Hardcover
  • 13th Edition
  • 448 pages
  • Size: 270 x 366 mm

The Times Universal Atlas of the World

Universal Atlas

The authority and accuracy of a top range Times World Atlas at an affordable price. Fully updated with extra information next to each map, making this a perfect reference tool for exploring the world.

Fully updated mapping with thousands of changes reflecting recent geopolitical and geographical change around the world.

Main Features:
  • A fascinating collection of maps from the last 150 years of world atlases included in an expanded historical mapping section.
  • Satellite image shown for each continent along with textual description.
  • The latest satellite images from around the world showcased in the imagery section.
  • Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for all the world’s countries.
  • Over 50,000 index entries.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008138844
  • Craenen code: TIMES.A.UNIV
  • Hardcover
  • 3th Edition
  • 360 pages
  • Size: 260 x 312 mm

The Times Mini Atlas of the World

Mini Atlas

A pocket-sized Times Atlas of the World packed with the essentials, fully revised.

Main Features:
  • 117 pages of authoritative up-to-date mapping of the whole world.
  • Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world’s states and territories.
  • Statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including population, cities, climate and the environment.
  • Over 20,000 index entries.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008262501
  • Craenen code: TIMES.A.MINI
  • Hardcover
  • 7th Edition
  • 256 pages
  • Size: 100 x 150 mm

The Times Reference Atlas of the World

Reference Atlas

A new edition of this popular atlas. This seventh edition contains the latest satellite images and fascinating historical images, and contains the breadth, scale and detail to make it an ideal reference resource for school, home and business.

The fully up-to-date reference maps give exceptional detail and provide accurate, accessible and attractive coverage, helping you explore the world.

Main Features:
  • 104 pages of authoritative mapping of the whole world.
  • Plans of 44 of the world’s major cities.
  • Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world’s states and territories.
  • Statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including earthquakes, population, cities, climate and the environment.
  • The latest images of the earth from space.
  • Historical mapping of the world from 1858 to the present day.
  • 45,000 index entries.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008262495
  • Craenen code: TIMES.A.REFER
  • Hardcover
  • 8th Edition
  • 272 pages
  • Size: 242 x 333 mm

The Times Desktop Atlas of the World

Desktop Atlas

An excellent world atlas for everyday use at home or work, representing broad coverage at a great price. Clear, authoritative Times atlas mapping fully updated.

Fully updated detailed maps provide balanced, systematic coverage of all parts of the world. Each continent is introduced by a political map showing individual countries, followed by regional maps showing towns and cities, roads, railways, international boundaries and topography.

Main Features:
  • Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world’s states and territories.
  • Statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including population, cities, climate, the environment and telecommunications.
  • Unique 16 pages full of thousands of world facts and figures.
  • Over 25,000 index entries.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008104986
  • Craenen code: TIMES.A.DESKTOP
  • Hardcover
  • 4th Edition
  • 240 pages
  • Size: 189 x 246 mm

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World

Comprehensive Atlas

The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.

  • contains over 200,000 place names.
  • Even small villages are included in the index and on the maps.
  • A treasured possession, our world as it is today in one single volume.
  • Independent apolitical and neutral.
  • Elegant and endlessly fascinating.
  • Elegant packaging in an attractive slipcase.
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper

This is the perfect wedding, retirement or anniversary present for anyone looking to explore the world.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780007551408
  • Craenen code: TIMES.A.COMPR
  • Hardcover
  • 14th Edition
  • 544 pages
  • Size: 316 x 456 mm

History of the World in Maps

History in maps

From Babylonian tablets to Google Maps, the world has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which we see it. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, over 70 maps give a visual representation of the history of the world.

Every map tells a story and this book tells the incredible history of our world through maps, and includes many famous examples of cartography, along with some that deserve to be better known. See countries and cities come and go, empires rise and fall, significant geographical discoveries, and key historical events unfold.

Key maps shown include:
  • Babylonian clay tablets, c.2300 BC and c.600 BC some of the world’s oldest surviving maps.
  • Waldseemller World Map, 1507 the first map to use the name America’ for the New World.
  • Waghenaer chart, 1584 a forerunner to modern nautical charts.
  • Abel Buell map of North America, 1782 the first map of the newly independent United States that was produced in America by an American.
  • The Scramble for Africa, 1852/1898 maps of new colonies being created.
  • Ypres, 1918 map of the aftermath of the First World War.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 map used by President John F. Kennedy during the crisis.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008147792
  • Craenen code: TIMES.HIST
  • Hardcover
  • 2nd Edition
  • 256 pages
  • Size: 264 x 360 mm

The Times Map of the World

Map of the World

This folded world map has been fully revised and updated to include the latest political changes. The map contains politically colored mapping which shows individual countries and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly.

Local name forms are used for all towns and cities with the English or historical alternative shown in brackets e.g. Mumbai (Bombay), Sankt Peterburg (Leningrad) where space permits. This makes the map readily accessible to the general reader who needs an up-to-date map to follow reports of world events in newspapers, on radio and television. It is perfect for the home and office.

  • All recent political changes carried out to mapping.
  • Changes to international dateline.

All of the world, centered on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions.

Scale 1:30 000 000; 1cm to 300 km; 1 inch to 474 miles.

Product details:
  • ISBN: 9780008158538
  • Craenen code: TIMES.MAP
  • Sheet map, folded
  • 12th Edition
  • Size of world map unfolded 637 x 1016 mm
  • Size folded: 138 x 256 mm

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