Old England And Ireland Map, 1676 - Invasions and Civil Wars Since 1066 - Antique Wall Art
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This is one of the oldest, full colour complete maps of England and Ireland - with a unique twist: It shows all of the invasions and civil wars of England and Ireland since the conquest of the British Isles by the Normans in 1066.
This intriguing and historically fascinating invasion map was put together masterfully by Cornelius Danckerts in 1676, but it's based on John Speed's original map of England and Ireland from 1611.
For example, did you know there was the Battle of Barnet - part of the War of the Roses - in 1471? Or how about the Siege of Oxford in 1644? All of these conflicts and more are visible on this weird and wonderful invasion map of the British Isles.
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.
Many of the towns, villages and cities of England, Wales and Ireland are already clearly visible in this map. I won't list every town, but suffice it to say there's every county capital, many seaside towns, and many more in between.
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 - but only just.
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!
This map will be completely sharp at all sizes, though the text will be quite small at 12x16 inches (30x40cm). It's a lovely map at 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but it looks great at sizes all the way up to 70 inches wide (180cm, 6ft).
The model is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) 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 get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport. 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.