Welcome to Maps By Annie!
My name is Anneke, and Annie is how family and friends like to call me. When I was a little girl I always was fascinated by the world Atlas and city maps. When I'd visited a new country or city I took the Atlas and localised where I had been. Instead of reading a book, I rather read a map! ; -)
I've a creative job in the fashion industry, and I'm always looking for the latest fashion trends. I make my own graphics, and when I'm not at work I'm making graphics at home, or designing other things. My brain is always in the creative mode. That's why my favourite quote is: “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London.
My son is born in Shanghai, China. And that's one of the reasons why I've designed a world map. I want to show him on the map where he is born. But I want to show him also the roots of his family. His grandmother Ancilla is born in Curaçao, The Dutch Antilles, and she has lived her youth in Surinam. And his other grandmother Carina (my mother) has roots in Italy.
The maps have beautiful and inspiring illustrations from people and animals around the world. My maps are a nice decoration for a child's bedroom. But they are also very instructive, because you can teach children about the world around them and they get their first introduction to geography.
I hope my maps will inspire you as well and will be a good education to learn about other continents, countries, people and animals who inhabit there.
When you have special requests for countries, or you want to have some special illustrations on the map, please contact me. Then I can personlize the map specially for you.
I wish you a pleasant journey through my maps!