Old Map of Chester, 1833 by John Wood - Cathedral, Castle, Race Course, Walls, River Dee, City Centre Plan Chart
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Handmade to order
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (30x40cm), 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 120 inches (300cm) 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 may be surprised to learn that, almost 200 years ago, Chester already had a population of 21,363. (Today the population is around 80,000).
Zoom into the listing images and you'll see that most of central Chester's streets and landmarks had already been built in 1833. The castle is there, of course, as is Chester Cathedral, a bunch of other churches, Eastgate Street, Bridge Street - and, encircling the city, are the city walls of course.
Notably, much of the land south of the River Dee has not yet been developed - and you can see the bit of land that today is the Chester Meadows.
Magnificently, Chester Racecourse is still exactly where it was almost 200 years ago! (It's actually one of the world's oldest race courses.)
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Chester or who has this northwest city in their heart.
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.
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.