Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This is one of the oldest complete maps of England and Ireland, published in 1605 by Abraham Ortelius. There's an incredible level of detail on this map, with most towns, cities and even some villages in England and Ireland labelled on this map.
The keen eyed amongst you may have noticed that we are selling the exact same map - but beautifully hand coloured over 400 years ago I think both maps are stunning - but you should choose one that best suits your tastes or space!
Most of the villages and towns are in Modern English, but some of the counties are in their old Latin form - such as Southsexia (Sussex), Cantium (Kent) and Devonia (Devon).
Ireland was rather oddly shaped back in 1605, but all of the major towns and cities are already visible - Cork, Dublin, Belfast, etc.
Scotland is just about visible at the top of the map - you can see up to Edinburgh (or Edenburg!) but not much further.
And of course, Wales and all of its towns are clearly visible. You might be wondering what Brecknock is... well, it's the archaic form of Brecon!
A curious 'family tree' of monarchs adorns the right hand side, with Elizabeth I and James VI, the most recent monarchs, at the top of the tree.
This map will be completely sharp at all sizes. It's a lovely map at 18x24 inches, but it looks great at sizes all the way up to 60 inches wide (150cm, 5ft).
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 contact me if you would like to frame one of the larger prints for a custom order.
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