Old Map of Lincolnshire in 1611 by John Speed - Lincoln, Grimsby, Grantham, Boston
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This old, full colour and exceedingly rare map shows the ancient county of Lincolnshire as it was in 1611. It was created by John Speed and engraved by Jodocus Hondius, and originally published in Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine".
The natural size for this map is 18x24 inches (45x60cm) but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 37x50 inches (100x125cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
The fifth listing image shows an example of my map personalisation service.
I also have the same map, but in the original monochrome copperplate engraved form. It may better suit your tastes or room decor.
Many of the towns, villages and cities in East Midlands county of Lancashire are already visible in this map. In the bottom left corner is a detailed engraving of Lincoln, then (and still) the capital of this ancient county.
Most of Lancashire's most populous towns and cities have already popped into existence by the 1600s - with the notable exception of Scunthorpe, which didn't exist until the 1850s. You can see the villages that would be absorbed and become Scunthorpe though: Frodingham, Crosby and Bottesford.
Some of the towns, villages and places clearly visible in this old map of the county of Lincolnshire include: Lincoln, Grimsby, Grantham, Boston, Cleethorpes, Immingham, Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough, Stamford, Sleaford and many more. But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain Lincolnshire town or village is on this map.
On the left side of the map are the coats of arms of the Earls of Lincoln, and also an interesting engraving that details the Battle of Lincoln in 1141 between King Stephen of England and the forces loyal to Empress Matilda.
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Lincolnshire or Lincoln or who has Lincolnshire in their heart.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.