Old Map of Cornwall in 1611 by John Speed - Falmouth, Redruth, St Austell, Truro, Penzance
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The natural size for this map is 18x24 inches (45x60cm) but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 37x50 inches (100x125cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
Many of the towns, villages and cities in Cornwall are already visible in this map. Curiously, an inset engraving in the top left of Launceston suggests that this town was the capital of Cornwall back then. Cornwall itself has a different shape, too - we now know that the southwest peninsula is a lot further south.
Some of the towns, villages and places clearly visible in this old map include: Penzance, Lizard Point, St Ives, Plymouth, Padstow, St Michael's Mount and even Lands End! But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown!
The coat of arms of the Monarch of the United Kingdom appears in the top centre, along with the Monarch's motto Dieu et mon droit - God and my right.
This would make a wonderful gift for someone from Cornwall or who has Cornwall 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.