Old Map of Ireland, Éireann 1611 by John Speed - Monochrome Antique Vintage Map
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This is perhaps the most beautiful historic maps of Ireland I've ever seen. It was originally published in 1611 by John Speed, one of the fathers of cartography and England's most notable cartographer of the Jacobean era. It was handcoloured more than 400 years ago and looks really beautiful now that I've restored it.
There's an incredible level of detail on this map, with most towns, cities and even some villages in Ireland and Northern Ireland clearly visible on this map.
This old map was hand coloured over 400 years ago and, as you can see, is still in amazing condition for a map of this age.
Most of the villages and towns are labelled in Modern English, which is nice as you should be able to recognise most place names. Take a look and see if you can spot your home town!
In the top left is a beautiful cartouche declaring that the map is the Kingdom of Ireland. Below it are engravings of Irish gentlemen and commoners.
Ireland was rather oddly shaped back in 1611, but all of the major towns and cities are already visible - Cork, Dublin, Belfast, etc.
This highly detailed map looks great at all sizes from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 16x20 (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm). It looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 80 inches wide (200cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised maps or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
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 a framed larger map. 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.