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 an exceedingly rare, old full colour map of Ireland (also known by its Latin name Hibernia) created by master mapmaker Joan Blaeu from his workshop in Amsterdam and originally published in this Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sive Atlas Novus in 1654.
Back in medieval times Latin was the language of maps, and Hibernia Regnum was the medieval Latin name for 'The Kingdom of Ireland'.
Originally handcoloured almost 400 years ago, this is one of the finest examples of this map that I've ever seen.
This map is most suited to printing at 16x20 inches (40x50cm), but I can print it at large sizes all the way up to 45 inches wide (115cm).
While there's some Latin on this map, most of the place names are in recognisable English. By 1664, many of Ireland's most well known towns and villages already exist. From Dublin to Cork, Limerick to Armagh, Belfast to County Mayo, they're all here. Though those place names were spelt a bit differently almost 400 years ago!
The shape of Ireland was a wee bit different back then, too...
This map would certainly make a nice gift for anyone in Ireland, or someone who has Ireland 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