The map, geography, travel and city inspired adult coloring books below are a great gift for any map lover who already owns an amazing world atlas, a spectacular scratch map and all the best map based strategy board games.
1. City Maps: A Coloring Book For Adults
Description: Did you always want to try coloring your own map? Now you can! With over 40 bird’s-eye view maps to color from all the largest metropolitan areas in the world, you’ll get plenty of cartographic practice.
These amazing city maps feature real building and road outlines at scale, in the correct local map projections, from a filtered and cleaned OpenStreetMap database. This is real map data like you’ve never seen it before.
Close-up locations such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Grand Canal in Venice, and Central Park in New York City are included. Also discover surprising and beautiful locations such as the Lotus Temple in New Delhi and Bidhannagar in Kolkata.
- Color major cities in a unique format with the colors that bring them to life for you.
- Includes 94 pages with 44 maps, many with high levels of intricacy.
- Printed on one side of each page.
- Perfect for travelers, design fans, map lovers, classrooms, and mindfulness enthusiasts.
Publication Date: March 25, 2016
Price (list): $9.99
2. The Great British Coloring Map: A coloring journey around Britain
Description: Color your way around Britain with this exclusive book in association with Ordnance Survey. Based on the accurate maps of Ordnance Survey, the coloring pages explore the coasts, towns, forests, and countryside of England, Scotland, and Wales.
Includes detailed maps of cities and other places of interest such as Britain’s most recognizable tourist and historical locations, plus a stunning gatefold of London.
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher: Ordnance Survey
Price (list): $18.71
3. The Natural Atlas: A Worldwide Adult Coloring Book
Description: Color your way to relaxation and travel the world from the comfort of your front room with The Natural Atlas.
From the intricate hand drawn pen illustrations of Steve Squidoodle Turner comes this unique coloring experience. The Natural Atlas is a high quality coloring book consisting of 25 different country maps, 6 continents and 2 bonus illustrations, all made from intricate detailed leaves, flowers and more.
The individual country pages also have a compass and their national flag. Try to spot the national flower of each country!
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Publisher: Steve Turner
Price (list): $7.99
4. Splendid Cities: Color Your Way to Calm
Description A coloring book that will relax and inspire–all the while transporting you to the world’s most wonderful cities.
The most splendid cities in the world–some real, others imagined–come alive under your hand. Open this book and let yourself be drawn into a world tour dotted with floating kingdoms in the sky and spooky cities, and taking you from the domes of Moscow to the top of the Eiffel Tower. This journey knows no limits!
So take your time, relax, and let your imagination run free! Get out your markers or pens and discover the calming pleasure of coloring.
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Little Brown
Price (list): $16.00
5. Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined
Description: This unique coloring book features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated, Inception-like architectural mandalas.
Artist Steve McDonald’s beautifully rendered and detailed line work offers bird’s-eye perspectives of visually arresting global locales from New York, London, and Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Rio, Amsterdam, and many more.
The adult coloring book’s distinctive large square format offers absorbingly complex vistas to color, the crisp white pages are conducive to a range of artistic applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable.
Complementing the cityscapes are a selection of mind-bending labyrinthine architectural illustrations for still deeper meditative coloring adventures and imaginative flights of fancy.
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Price (list): $14.95
6. Geography Coloring Book
Description: This unique educational tool introduces learners to the countries of the world and the states of the United States. Through active participation, coloring the maps, users gain a broad understanding of the material—and retain that understanding.
Each section begins with a plate containing a political map, a physical map, and regional maps. World Thematic Maps consist of eleven global maps covering climate, rainfall, temperatures, prevailing winds, ocean currents, vegetation, land use, population, racial distribution, languages, and religions—presenting a “global” view of human activity.
Flags and Review of Nations groups flags of the world according to continents, with the illustration of the flag placed close to the country of origin.
For children of all ages—and their parents—who could benefit from a colorful “crash course” —or “refresher” — in geography, and an enjoyable and informative guide to a greater understanding of the world around them.
Publication Date: October 21, 2002
Price (list): $31.40
7. Rand McNally Beautiful Cities Coloring Book
Description: Rand McNally’s travel experts selected more than 60 of the world’s greatest metropolises from Buenos Aires to Paris to Marrakech to feature in the Beautiful Cities collection.
The sophisticated, ready-to-color illustrations include lively street scenes, whimsical maps, culture-inspired patterns, and architectural icons that will nurture meditative coloring on a creative journey around the globe.
- Intricate artwork that’s easy to make and enjoy.
- More than 60 sophisticated urban scenes to color, including 15 extra-wide illustrations.
- High-quality heavy paper reduces marker bleed-through.
- A great way to unleash creativity, reduce stress, and escape from the digital world.
Publication Date: April 11, 2016
Publisher: Rand McNally
Price (list): $11.99
8. City Maps Coloring Book: Architecture and Cartography
Description: Colorists and those with a passion for traveling and architecture will enjoy these worldly city maps. Inside, you will find a variety of designs that cater to beginner and advanced colorists.
There is something inside for everyone! Each coloring sheet is printed on its own individual sheet of paper to prevent bleed through and allow you to cut and frame your artwork!
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Price (list): $7.98
9. Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel Coloring Book
Descrition: Coloring has been proven to improve mindfulness and promote relaxation so color the world’s 100 greatest places, as voted by travel experts at Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher.
There are 100 line drawings for you to color in, and at the back of the book, there are descriptions of each place so you can find out a little more about the most astounding places on earth. This book is guaranteed to exercise your creativity, focus your mind and inspire your inner traveller.
This coloring book has sights that will humble you, amaze you and surprise you. And in these pages, these places are yours to re-imagine however you desire. Let your creativity guide you. Be playful; be inventive. Allow your mind to wander.
Allow it to empty itself entirely. Above all else, be inspired by the extraordinary places our planet has to offer.
Pages: 128 pages
Publication Date: March 16, 2016
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Price (list): $14.99
10. Travel Between the Lines Adult Coloring Book: Inspirational Coloring for Globetrotters and Daydreamers
Description A travel inspired cities coloring book! An adult coloring book with a round-the-world, cities of the world travel theme!
This cities of the world coloring book features hand-drawn cityscape coloring book illustrations created from the original travel photographs of the book’s creators, Geoff & Katie Matthews, permanent world travelers and travel bloggers at wandertooth.com.
Containing 47 beautifully detailed cityscapes coloring book pages and scenes from across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, this travel inspired cities coloring book includes cityscape coloring book pages and street scenes from exotic global cities such as Paris, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and others.
This cities of the world coloring book is the perfect travelers gift book to buy for yourself or for a globe-trotting loved one…. a true world traveler coloring book, created with love by actual world travelers who love adult coloring and travel!
Publication Date: December 18, 2015
Publisher: Wandertooth Media
Price (list): $10.99
11. Travel Inspired Coloring
Description Featuring over 100 stunning designs, this remarkable coloring book is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust in all who color it.
From beautifully detailed cityscapes in Paris and New York to palm tree-studded beaches majestic Asian temples, each page is crying out for some ink. Coloring is a fantastic way to inspire both mindfulness and creativity, improve coordination, and hone artistic skill.
Everyone has an inner artist just waiting to be released, and what could be more satisfying a canvas than a whistlestop tour of some of the most breathtaking spots on Earth?
Publication Date: April 9, 2015
Publisher: Parragon Books
Price (list): $12.99
12. Creative Haven CityScapes: A Coloring Book with a Hidden Picture Twist
Description Twenty-eight dynamic illustrations offer snapshots of cities all over the world, from London, Paris, and Florence to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Hidden pictures make each page worth a second look! Answers are included. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
Specially designed for experienced colorists, CityScapes and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
Publication Date: August 19, 2015
Publisher: Dover Publications
Price (list): $5.99
13. ColorIt – Around The World In 50 Pages
Description Around The World in 50 Pages is a coloring book that will take you on an architectural adventure. Travel with each stroke of your colored pen or pencil to these famous locations: London, Paris, Italy, Greece, and Russia. Color symbolic cityscapes such as New York Time Square, The Las Vegas Strip, Venice Canals, Hong Kong Harbor, or The Golden Gate.
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
Price (list): $19.99
14. Topography Coloring for Grownups
Description Dive into your love of topography with this amazing, stress-relieving coloring book! If you are looking for the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area, you have picked up the right book.
This book is filled with over 20 perfectly lined designs ranging from simple to complex. Grab a glass of wine and fellow lover of surface design and enjoy this topography coloring book!
Publication Date: February 17, 2016
Price (list): $3.59
15. The Magical City: A Colouring Book
Description The Magical City is a brand new colouring book by award-winning illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen, exploring the hidden magic of cities.
Open your mind to the hidden wonder of urban landscapes across the world with this beautifully intricate colouring book. From London to Luxor, follow cobbled pavements through winding streets, look up at skyscrapers soaring to the skies, and gaze over rooftops and dreaming spires.
And as you colour and doodle your way through these illustrations, you’ll find hidden details emerge not only on the page but also in the world around you.
Publication Date: November 6, 2015
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Price (list): $4.97
16. Around the World Coloring Book
Description Ideal for home or classroom use, this entertaining and educational coloring book helps youngsters identify and locate Mexico, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, India, Spain, France, Nigeria, and 23 other countries of the world.
A map of each nation contains names of major cities and is accompanied by ready-to-color pictures of each country’s national flag, landmarks, and natural resources. Engaging facts and statistics highlight the unique features of each country.
A useful learning tool for elementary school students, the Around the World Coloring Book will also provide preschoolers with challenging activities.
Publication Date: March 16, 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications
Price (list): $3.04
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