Custom Map of London by Edward Stanford, 1862 - Design & Make Your Own Old Map
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Behold! You can finally make your own custom map of London by Edward Stanford.
Simply drag and zoom the map, and when you're happy with it add the map to your basket. You can use the magnifying glass to search for a specific street, postcode or landmark.
I will then create the exact same map and send it to you. The finished map will look just like a real Stanford map of London with the frame, title and legend in place. See the 'example images' - this is exactly what your map will look like.
Please make sure you select whether you want the map to be landscape (wider), portrait (taller) or square (square).
I will send you a draft image of your map before I print it. You can also leave a note on your shopping basket if you want to make doubly sure that I've got the right area on the map.
If you want your map further personalised with a message inscribed on the map, please select the 'personalisation' option. If you want a different kind of personalisation (like marking your house with a certain colour) please get in touch.
These custom-made maps are perfect as housewarming gifts, or for your own office or living room wall if you live in London.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes my maps pop out when on the wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
For a limited time these custom maps are the same price as my other maps - once I've done a few, the price will go up.
About the map
Edward Stanford's Library Map of London is widely considered to be the greatest map of London ever made. Compiled in the 1850s and 60s, it 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.
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.
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.