Old Map of Scotland in 1611 by John Speed - Orkney, Shetland, Highlands, Skye, Loch Ness
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This old, full colour and exceedingly rare map shows "The Kingdome of Scotland" as it was in 1611. Created by one of Britain's most famed mapmakers, John Speed, the map was based on an earlier map by Mercator, engraved by Jodocus Hondius, and originally published in Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine".
This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 18x24 (45x60cm) and beyond. It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes like 24x36 inches (60x90cm). I can print this map at sizes up to 70 inches (180cm) wide. Get in touch if you're looking for very large or customised maps.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
The fifth listing image shows you an example of this map with personalisation.
Many of the towns, villages and cities in Scotland are already visible in this map. In the top right there is an inset engraving of the Orkney Islands. Inset are engravings of various royals, such as King James of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Queen Anne and Prince Henry. A later version of the map would see the royals replaced by commoners. The Shetland Isles, Hebrides, Skye, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Mull of Kintyre... they're all here.
This is one of the most beautiful and decorative maps of Scotland ever made. It's one of my personal favourites. If you're going to get one old map of Scotland, this is the one.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown!
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Scotland or who has the Highlands 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.