Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This old map of Bristol in 1750 is another masterpiece created by John Rocque, who surveyed, drew and published this map.
Around the edge of the map are 10 engravings of famous Bristol landmarks - or at least, they were important landmarks in 1750! If you've ever wanted to see the Exchange of Bristol from all four elevations in 1750, this is the map for you...
The rivers, wharfs and quays take centre stage in this map. The Avon and Frome (or Froom back then!) rivers are clearly visible, as is Wapping. Queen's Square (which has since lost its possessive) dominates central Bristol.
Brandon Hill is here - but in 1750 it was surrounded by fields still! Many parts of central Bristol like Kingsdown and Lewin's Mead are here - but in 1750 they were actually meads and downs!
This is a lovely map from a time when many of Bristol's historic streets had already been laid down, but the town itself was still quite small and rural.
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