Etched Leather Map Journal

By Tactile Craftworks


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A modern take on an ancient craft, this Made in the USA etched leather notebook cover showcases your favorite city. The supple leather hides are sourced from a local Milwaukee tannery, then hand cut and laser-engraved with antique, early 20th-century maps of American towns. The included Moleskine notebook is replaceable, so you can always carry your thoughts in something beautiful that’s Made for a Lifetime.

  • Made in the USA: Milwaukee, WI
  • Made for a Lifetime
  • Materials: Full-grain leather, nylon thread, solid brass button
  • Includes lined, removable 240 page black Moleskine notebook and pencil loop with pencil
  • High-quality full-grain leather
  • Laser engraved
  • Features map from 1890-1920s era from the American Geographical Society
  • Solid brass button closure
  • Removable Moleskine notebook
  • Can be reused over and over again
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9" x 1"
  • Weight: 1 lb.

34 Reviews (5 out of 5 Grommets)

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12/9/2018 by Carrie

Wonderful craftsmanship. Arrived quickly, wrapped with care. A beautiful find!


Pictures do not do it justice

10/29/2018 by Rita

The workmanship needs to be seen - it is exquisite! The map has lovely detail and I love the concept of having a map of one's favorite city. Wish they featured St. Paul MNMore > < Less


Beautifully-crafted journal

10/23/2018 by C.b.

This is a beautifully-etched leather journal featuring a map of Austin and its suburbs. They offer other cities as well. It is a lovely journal.


Excellent journal cover

7/26/2018 by Old Gnome

I purchased this to cover my soft-cover Leuchturm1917 notebooks. The Leuchturm has a few more pages than that for which this is designed, but it still works very well.

Excellent workmanship and materials. Please consider manufacturing a version without the brass closure post. That can get in the way of writing on the left-hand page.
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7/26/2018 by Steven

This is an amazingly cool journal. I love it.

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Tactile Craftworks | Etched Leather Map Goods

About Tactile Craftworks

Love of Heritage

A fresh take on a traditional craft, these etched leather notebook covers and passport wallets are built to last a lifetime and pay tribute to your favorite city.

They’re made entirely in America with incredible attention to detail. Makers Sarah Kirkham and Anna Warren, who live in Milwaukee, decided to source their materials and do all manufacturing locally. The supple leather hides come from a local Milwaukee tannery. They are hand-cut and laser-engraved with antique, early 20th-century maps of U.S. cities right in the Maker’s hometown.

Since everything is so close by, Sarah and Anna are engaged at every stage of the process, from hand-selecting the materials to adding the finishing, post-technology touches to their work.

Tactile Craftworks journals come equipped with a removable (and replaceable) Moleskin notebook. So you can fill up as many pages as you want again, and again. Regardless of what you fill them with, these heirloom-quality covers wear beautifully and are worthy of your best ideas.