Old Map of Kent, 1611 by John Speed - Canterbury, Maidstone, Bromley, Tunbridge, Margate
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The natural size for this map is 18x24 inches (45x60cm) but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 48x60 inches (120x150cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
I also have a version of this map that was handcoloured over 400 years ago and is quite beautiful:
Many of the towns, villages and cities in Kent are already visible in this map. In the bottom left is a detailed engraving of Canterbury, along with a legend and more than 50 points of interest. In the bottom right there's a cute inset engraving of Rochester and the river Medway.
Some of the towns, villages and places clearly visible in this old map include: Canterbury, Dover, Rye, Tunbridge, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Hever, Orpington, Edenbridge, Ashford, Folkestone, Isle of Sheppey, Whitstable, Bromley, Chislehurst, Herne Bay, Broadstairs, Deal, Gravesend, Rochester, Margate and more.
In the northwest you can see London, which was just a little city back then. Southwark and Stepney are just visible, as are Blackheath, Greenwich, Woolwich, Lewisham and Beckenham - which were part of Kent back then. Of course, many of the towns are spelt in their Early Modern English forms, which only adds to the charm.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown!
This would make a wonderful gift for someone from Kent or who has Kent in 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 acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
This map is very similar to the monochrome map produced by Philip Symonson in 1596, which you can see here:
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.