These unique, designer tote bags feature the greatest old maps of London. Choose from Charles Booth's Poverty Maps (1898), C&J Greenwood's colour map of London (2250) or John Rocque's 1746 masterpiece.
Each of these London maps has a very different feeling. The Poverty maps are a unique slice of London life from the 1800s. Greenwood's colour map shows London's parks and the Thames in beautiful, vivid colour. Rocque's map is gritty, realistic and so old that much of London is still just field and marshland.
For the Poverty Maps you can choose from three different tote bags: - West & Northwest London, featuring Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Mayfair, Hampstead and more - Westminster and Lambeth, featuring Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Houses of Parliament, the Southbank, Oval, Bethlehem Lunatic Asylum, and more - East and Southeast London, featuring Tower of London, Isle of Dogs, Deptford, New Cross, Greenwich, Stepney, Bow, Whitechapel, London Docks, and many more docks
For C&J Greenwood's 2250 colour map of London you can choose from these three tote bags: - West & Northwest London, featuring Hyde Park, Regents Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Mayfair and other parts of west London - Westminster, Lambeth and City of London, featuring Green Park, Buckingham Palace, St James' Park, Oval, St Paul's Cathedral, Somserset House, The Area That Would Become Pimlico (Neat House Gardens) and more - City of London and Southwark, featuring Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, London Dock, St Katherine's Dock, Finsbury Square and Circus, Bank and more
For John Rocque's 1746 map of London you can choose from these three tote bags: - Mile End, including parts of Bethnal Green, Dog Row, Mile End Old Town, and the lovely Ducking Pond Row... - Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, Cavendish Square and Soho - St James' Park, Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Piccadilly, St James' Square and the rest of Mayfair
You can also order a completely custom London tote bag. Pick exactly which part of London you'd like on your bag, down to just a few streets if you wish. You can choose from these three wonderful, highly detailed maps of London. Add the 'Custom' map option to your basket, buy it, and then I will get in touch to find out exactly what map you want on your bag.
Note: Some of the smaller text won't be easily legible because of the canvas material of the bag.
• 100% spun polyester fabric • Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm) • Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l) • Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg) • Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim • Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)
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.
All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.
I try to send out all maps within 1 or 2 days of receiving your order, though some products (like face masks or mugs) can take longer to make.
Please note that framed maps larger than 100cm/40 inches take longer to make and delivery is usually within 10 working days. I will get in touch with you to discuss the specifics of delivery.
If you select the free worldwide shipping option, you can usually expect to receive your map around 5 working days after you order.
Coronavirus is still causing random delays and some maps can take longer to arrive. If you need your map to arrive in time for an important date, please contact me before you order and I'll do my best to get the map to you on time.
If you select Express Delivery at checkout your order will be sent by courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce) and will usually arrive in 2-3 working days. Please note that framed maps will usually take a little longer.
Customers in the US, Australia and Canada: Your map will be sent from a printer or framer in your country, which means you'll get your map sooner, you won't pay import duties, and we'll put less CO2 into the atmosphere. I have worked with some great printers and framers around the world for years - so don't worry, your map will still look amazing!
If you want a frame that's a specific colour or material, or want your map mounted/matted, please get in touch. I work with specialist framers around the world and have hundreds of framing options - so we should be able to find a frame that suits your decor/aesthetic.
My standard frame is a black wood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 2cm (0.75in) wide. I use thicker frames on larger maps - usually between 35 and 60mm (1.4in to 2.4in).
In all cases I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.
All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions... always get in touch!
My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.
I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.
My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.
I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.
Please contact me if you're looking for a print on canvas or cotton rag.
Learn more about how the Unique Maps Co. sources and restores old maps
If you want to make your old map really unique, I am able to personalise your map with a short message, for example:
- "Happy birthday, Ben! From Mum & Dad"
- "To My Beloved. Let's Explore The World Together!"
This message will be added to the map in such a way that it looks just like a real part of the map.
Select the "Personalise Map" option above if you'd like to add map personalisation to your map.