Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
Behold - the first large scale plan of New York City, drafted and printed on the eve of the Revolutionary War in 1775. Compiled by engineer John Montresor, and then engraved by John Rocque, this map was used by the British army to invade and capture New York and New Jersey in 1776 and 1777 at the start of the revolutionary war.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 3 meters (120 inches) tall. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
Inset in the top left is a map of the New York harbour area, showing the route into Manhattan and New Jersey from Sandy Hook, past Staten Island and Long Island.
This is the first map ever printed to show King's College (now Columbia University) at its original site in Lower Manhattan.
As you can see, Manhattan was mostly empty back in 1775, except for a few blocks in the bottom left corner and Greenwich Village.
There are a few estates from rich and important families shown on this map, including Bayard, Rutgers and de Lancey.
All in all, this is one of the most significant historical maps of New York ever produced. Please take a look at the close-up images to see some of the beautiful details, and how it has been restored by the Unique Maps Co. I guarantee you cannot get this map, at this high quality, anywhere else.
This would make a wonderful birthday or housewarming gift for someone from New York, or perhaps a revolutionary war history buff.
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