Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
Engraved by John Rapkin and published by J. Tallis & Co in 1851, this is one of the finest and most detailed historic maps of Glasgow that you can find from the peak of industrialised Victorian Britain.
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, or if you'd like a larger framed map. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
This map of Glasgow looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (30x40cm), 16x20 inches (40x50cm), 18x24 inches (45x60cm) and 24x36 (60x90cm) 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.
This map of Glasgow would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Glasgow, or who is a Glaswegian at heart.
Like a lot of the UK's oldest cities, Glasgow's street names, landmarks and waterways haven't changed much in the last 150 years - so it's nice to find your favourite street and imagine what it might've looked like all those years ago.
Many of Glasgow's main roads and rivers are clearly visible here: the Clyde runs through the city from east to west, and there's both the Old and New Harbours in the city centre. Glasgow Green still dominates much of the riverside - but back in the 1850s it was known as the Low Green, High Green and Kings Park. In the top left is the Royal Botanic Gardens, now the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
There used to be a few hills to the west of Glasgow - York Hill and Gilmorehill - but they don't really exist today. Argyle Street still runs right through the middle of town.
A number of train lines are visible on the south side of the Clyde, but they haven't yet crossed the river in 1851. Glasgow Central Station wouldn't be opened for another 28 years in 1879.
Around the edges of the map are detailed engravings of prominent buildings and landmarks in Glasgow, including The Royal Exchange, a lovely view the Clyde with some well-to-do types strolling along it, New Bridge, Glasgow University, the Cathedral, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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