Old Colour Map of Liverpool by Tallis & Rapkin, 1851 - Docks, Mersey, City Centre
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Created by John Rapkin and published by J. Tallis & Co in 1851, this is one of the finest and most detailed historic maps of Victorian Liverpool that you can find.
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.
Rather unusually, this map was handcoloured 150 years ago - and has been lovingly restored by me, so that it still looks beautiful.
The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (90x60cm) version of this map.
I also have this same map in the original monochrome copperplate form, which may better suit your decor.
Like a lot of the UK's oldest cities, the street names and locations 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.
You can also see how Liverpool really was a harbour town - the entire waterfront was lined with working docks, many of which still exist today.
A lovely engraving at the top of the map by H. Winkles shows what the Liverpool waterfront looked like back in 1851.
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.