Old World Map, 1570 - The First World Atlas - by Abraham Ortelius
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This is a very fine example of the very first world map, first published by Dutch cartographer Abraham Ortelius in 1570. This map was originally handcoloured almost exactly 450 years ago and has been lovingly restored by The Unique Maps Co.
Back in 1570, our understanding of the world wasn't quite what it is today. Parts of North America look right... but Canada... well, it's a little bit distorted. And South America looks very weird indeed.
Australia and New Zealand hadn't been discovered, of course. And neither had Antarctica.
This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x18 inches (30x45cm) to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 (45x60cm). It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes like 24x36 inches (60x90cm) and beyond. I can print this map at sizes up to 70 inches wide - 175cm.
This world map would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel or explore, or it would look great as wall art on your own walls! It's a beautiful piece of wall art that would make a good housewarming gift.
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, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger map sizes.
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.