Old Handcoloured Map of France, 1627 by John Speed - Belgium, Normandy, Brittany, Cote d'Azur, Pyrenees
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This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 18x24 (45x60cm) and beyond. It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes like 24x36 inches (60x90cm). I can print this map at sizes up to 50 inches (125cm) wide. Get in touch if you're looking for very large or customised maps. Please note that the unframed 24x30 inch map has small white strips on each side that can be easily snipped off - or they may help you with framing. All other maps, and framed maps, look like the listing images.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
A huge number of French towns, villages and cities are already visible on this map. Do zoom into the map and try to spot your hometown or favourite holidaying destination!
Around the edge of the map are some wonderful engravings of French cities such as Calais, Paris, Bordeaux and Poitiers - and also drawings of the French people, including the King, Queen, 'Gentleman', and 'Merchant'.
This is one of the most beautiful and decorative maps of France ever made. It's one of my personal favourites. If you're going to get one old map of France, this is the one.
I also have the same map, but in its original monochrome form.
This would make a wonderful gift for someone from France or who has France in their heart.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black wood frame that really makes the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport. If you're looking for a framed map that isn't in stock, please get in touch and we can discuss your needs.
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.