Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
Widely considered the greatest map of London ever made, Edward Stanford's 1862 Library Map of London shows the heart of the British Empire at the peak of Victorian Britain.
An almost perfect version of this map has been sourced and lovingly restored by the Unique Maps Co. This is the best version of this map that you can buy anywhere.
Originally printed in 24 sheets, this is the most detailed old London map you can find. Almost every single dwelling in London is drawn on this map - and considering there were around 3 million people living in London in the 1860s, that's a lot of dwellings.
By the 1860s, almost all of London's famous landmarks already exist. The parks, the palaces, the museums, St Paul's, the royal parks - they're all here. Perhaps the main one that hasn't been built yet is the Royal Albert Hall which would be opened about 10 years later.
This map can be printed at massive sizes up to 10 meters wide (33 feet). It can be customised to fit your space, or to focus on a particular part of London - I can make the map wider, narrower, taller, shorter. Please get in touch with me to discuss your needs.
My large maps are perfect for hotels, pubs, bars and offices - but if you have a large space at home, then they would look amazing there as well!
Please get in touch with me before you order so that we can discuss what you're looking for and make sure that the map you buy will look perfect.
I can also frame your map, and deliver it via special courier service. Just get in touch and I'll send you a quote, usually within a few hours.
If you're looking for a smaller, custom map of London check out these three listings:
- Custom John Rocque's 1746 map of London: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/763207231/custom-map-of-london-in-1746-by-john
- Custom Charles Booth 1798 Map of London Poverty: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/748562868/custom-map-of-london-poverty-by-charles
- Custom C&J Greenwood 1830 colour map of London: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/790773347/custom-map-of-london-in-1830-by-c-j
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.
If you select the free worldwide shipping option, you can usually expect to receive your map around 10 days after you order. It may be faster or slower, depending on the impact of coronavirus in your country.
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 days.
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!
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 thick matte (not glossy) paper that feels high quality. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.
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