Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This rare old map of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead was created by surveyor and architect Thomas Oliver in 1830.
Oliver was very active at the time and created many surveys and maps of the area.
A lovely engraving of The Castle adorns the top of the map - quite close to where today's St James' Park and Newcastle United play.
Many of Newcastle's old streets are visible, including Percy Street, Gallowgate, and Westgate. Over the river you can see Gateshead, which only consisted of a few streets back in 1830. Present day landmarks like Eldon Square are visible - but alas, 'THE NUNS' no longer exists today.
Interestingly there are a few 'projected streets' that were planned to be built. See if you can guess what streets they eventually became! (And some of them were never built.)
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