Old Colour Map of England & Ireland in 1605 by Abraham Ortelius
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This is one of the oldest, full colour complete maps of England and Ireland, published in 1605 by Abraham Ortelius. There's an incredible level of detail on this map, with most towns, cities and even some villages in England and Ireland labelled on this map.
This old map was hand coloured over 400 years ago and, as you can see, is still in amazing condition for a map of this age.
The keen eyed amongst you may have noticed that we are selling the exact same map - but without the hand colouring. I think both maps are stunning - but you should choose one that best suits your tastes or space!
See the non-hand-coloured map here: https://uniquemaps.co.uk/products/old-map-of-england-ireland-in-1605-by-abraham-ortelius-framed-or-unframed-large-maps-available
Most of the villages and towns are in Modern English, but some of the counties are in their old Latin form - such as Southsexia (Sussex), Cantium (Kent) and Devonia (Devon).
Ireland was rather oddly shaped back in 1605, but all of the major towns and cities are already visible - Cork, Dublin, Belfast, etc.
Scotland is just about visible at the top of the map - you can see up to Edinburgh (or Edenburg!) but not much further.
And of course, Wales and all of its towns are clearly visible. You might be wondering what Brecknock is... well, it's the archaic form of Brecon!
A curious 'family tree' of monarchs adorns the right hand side, with Elizabeth I and James VI, the most recent monarchs, at the top of the tree.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100 inches (250cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
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 contact me if you would like to frame one of the larger prints for a custom order.
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.