Map Roman is an elegant titling serif based on the cartorgraphic lettering of noted British illustrator Max Gill. In 1914, Gill created his best-known work, the Wonderground Map that was credited with saving the London Underground. Map Roman’s variable width axis is inspired by Wonderground’s 1922 successor, In the Heat of the Summer, which is notable for how it packs narrow letters into a compact space while preserving their liveliness and authority.