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 one of the rarest, largest and most magnificent maps of the Southern States of the USA, captured by J.T. Lloyd out of New York in 1861 - the outbreak of the Civil War.
This map was originally published on newspaper - the cheapest and most fragile type of paper. That it has survived 150 years makes this map extremely rare - and the newspaper adds a wonderfully unusual texture to this map.
Because this is a railroad map, it primarily shows railroads - but there's a lot more going on here, including forts, barracks, court houses, cannon batteries, the distance in miles between towns... it's a wonderful detailed map.
In an added bonus, because this was published in a newspaper, there's all sorts of other bits of info printed on the map. Take a look at some of the close-up images and enjoy a slice of 1861 history.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the Confederate states, or perhaps just a historian who's into the Civil War.
This map will be completely sharp at all sizes, though I would recommend going for a larger size if possible so that you can really enjoy the level of detail. I can print it at sizes up to 100 inches (250cm).
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 maps. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
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