Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This is perhaps the most unique and detailed old map of London ever created. This is the complete Poverty Maps of London by Charles Booth, originally published in 1888-9 and lovingly restored by the Unique Maps Co.
Not only an incredibly detailed map of a huge part of central and outer London, Booth surveyed the wealth of every house and street of London. You can see which parts of London were upper class, middle class or even 'semi criminal' back in Victorian London.
It's fascinating to see which parts of London are still middle or upper class - or indeed, which areas have fallen from higher to lower wealth levels.
Originally printed in 12 separate sheets, by 1888 almost all of London's major landmarks are visible on this map - the museums, palaces, and even the Royal Albert Hall which had only been built a few years prior.
This map can be printed at massive sizes up to 5 meters wide (16 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.
This map is perfect for zooming in on your street, postcode or borough. I will make every map look like an original Poverty Map, with the legend across the bottom detailing
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