Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
An unusual map of England & Wales, showing a highly detailed view of the geology (rock formations) of the two nations. This map is available in a variety of sizes. The ideal size is 16x20 inches (40x50cm) or larger. Note that at smaller sizes (8x10 and 12x16 inches) you may struggle to read all of the place names without a magnifying glass!
This map was created by John Arrowsmith in 1834. It's perhaps not quite as striking as the more famous 1843 geology map of England & Wales, but it does have one rather interesting aspect: this 1834 map contains England and Wales' railways and roads!
There is an incredible level of detail on this map, with dozens of annotations, towns, and other landmarks. It is incredibly rare to find a detailed, full colour map from the 1830s. No matter which size you order, everything will be beautiful and sharp - but at smaller sizes, you may have to get very close to read the map (or get a magnifying glass).
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 perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
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