Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This rare, colour map of central Dublin was drawn by W.B. Clarke and published by Baldwin and Cradock Maps in 1834 for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
Yes, the SDUK was a real thing! They were founded in 1826 with the purpose of sharing affordable, useful information to those who chose to self-educate.
This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 16x20 inches (40x50cm), 18x24 inches (45x60cm) and beyond to 24x36 inches (60x90cm). It looks particularly amazing at large sizes. I can print it at sizes up to 50 inches (130cm) wide.
Please get in touch if you'd like a larger, framed or custom version of this map.
I also have this map but without the handcolouring, which may better suit your aesthetic or room decor:
If you don't like this map, you might consider this John Rocque map of Dublin from 1756, which is probably the finest old map of Dublin ever made:
Like many old cities, you can see that central Dublin hasn't fundamentally changed in at least 150 years! All of the main streets and many landmarks are already visible here.
Across the bottom of the map are side aspect sketches of some of Dublin's main landmarks, including Four Courts, Bank of Ireland and the Wellington Testimonial.
The River Liffey, coloured a lovely blue, wends its way through the middle of Dublin.
This map would make a lovely gift for anyone who lives in or who has Dublin close to 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 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