Choose between French calf leather, produced by Jullien et cie in Paris, and Harmatan Finest Nigerian Goat skin, produced by Harmatan Tannery in Northamptonshire.
Click here to see photos of the bookbinding process at The Book Works.
Ribbon markers in complementary colours are included.

Head & Tail Bands

Head and tail bands are strips at the head and tail of the book between sections and the spine covering. Leather bands come as standard and add a quality finish to the atlas, but for extra luxury choose hand embroidered silk bands.

End Papers

Our beautiful marbled end papers are produced by Jemma Lewis Marbling & Design. The 6 options below are a small selection of those on offer.

Gilt Edges

For that extra luxury feel, choose to have the pages' edges gilded in gold. This specialist technique adds a superb finish only seen in top quality books.

Front Cover Branding

Hand printed gold type on the front gives your world atlas that special personal finish. Choose to show the Times logo, and add your family crest (subject to approval of artwork).

Inside Page Personalisation

Your personal atlas includes a specially designed title page, with a name dedication, date and lat-long coordinates of your choice - all hand letterpress printed on the finest paper.


Add your initials using hand printed gold type to give that personal touch. 'Atlas of the world' is included as standard on the spine.

Front Cover Personalisation

To make your atlas truly unique, add your name (maximum 22 characters on one line) and location coordinates. These are hand printed using gold type on the front cover.


To add that final touch, protect your superb atlas with a specially designed slipcase box. Choose between silk douppion with open edges covered in leather trim, or black Japanese book cloth.

Cover Head & Tail Bands End Papers Gilt Edges Front Cover Branding Inside Page Personalisation Spine Front Cover Personalisation Slipcase Atlas of the World Marble 1 Marble 2 Marble 3 Marble 4 Marble 5 Marble 6

Submit your selection

Thank you for your interest in a Special Edition Times Atlas. We will contact you in the next few days to discuss your choices .

Thank you for your interest in a Special Edition Times Atlas. We will contact you in the next few days to discuss your choices. If you do not hear from us soon, please click here to email us directly.


We do not need to take payment details yet, but will contact you to discuss your selection within a few days

"If you want to see the world, buy the Times Comprehensive Atlas a goldmine of information and for a traveller, irresistible temptation." Michael Palin
"The place where all my adventures begin..." Bear Grylls
"The ultimate starting point for planning any adventure or expedition... by far and away the greatest book on earth." Sir Ranulph Fiennes
"I love maps and atlases, and the Times Atlas is the best for the clarity of the cartography, its layout and variety and richness of information. I not only use it constantly for reference, but also delight in browsing through it as I dream of future trips." Chris Bonington
"The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World has been an essential part of my travelling life for many years. It is the whole world in a single volume." Paul Theroux
"The Times Atlas is a total adventure. You can wallow, or you can target. It remains one of those prized possession which even the age of the internet can never upstage. For me, it is a book for all seasons, all ages and all reasons." Jon Snow