Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This masterpiece map of North America from 1719 was created by Herman Moll, the finest English cartographer and mapmaker of the 18th century. It's sometimes known as the 'Codfish map' as there's a lovely inset engraving showing fishing and processing of cod.
This is one of the earliest and most detailed maps of the whole Atlantic, North America and Pacific regions. It was compiled at an intriguing point of history when most of the middle of the continent was called Louisiana or New France, and Mexico and the West Coast were claimed by Spain. The east coast, of course, was claimed by England!
There are many cartographic incongruities on this map, including California as an island, and 'Parts Unknown' for the Pacific Northwest and everything beyond - Alaska hasn't been discovered yet.
The map spans all the way from Ireland and England in the top right corner to the northern parts of South America at the bottom of the map.
There's an incredible amount of detail on this map, even including the ocean currents either side of the Tropic of Cancer, and delightful observations by Moll dotted around the map.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x18 inches (30x40cm) to 18x24 inches (45x60cm) and beyond. The text is definitely quite small when printed at 12x18 inches. The map looks its best when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100 inches (250cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the Americas, or perhaps someone interested in the geography, history or ethnography of the continent.
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 if you'd like to frame one of the larger maps. 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