Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
Engraved by John Rapkin and published by J. Tallis & Co in 1851, this is one of the finest and most detailed historic maps of Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport that you can find from the peak of industrialised Victorian Britain.
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.
I also have the original monochrome version of this map, if you prefer: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/878614494/old-map-of-plymouth-in-1851-by-tallis
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Plymouth, or who has the southwest in their heart.
Like a lot of the UK's oldest cities, Plymouth's street names and landmarks 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.
Around the edges of the map are detailed engravings of prominent buildings and vistas of Plymouth - click some of the detailed images to zoom in and marvel at their beauty.
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
Purchased as a Christmas gift for a very dear friend who was born and has connections with Plymouth.
He absolutely loved it and is having it framed and will take pride of place above his fireplace in his home once frame shops are allowed to open.
I adore maps and will definitely purchase from here again, possibly for myself.
Great work, good quality and reasonable delivery given that it came from Luthuania I think and at Christmas too, when the post is always under strain.
Imported 5-star review from Etsy
The Unique Maps Co. Promise
We find and restore the finest and rarest old maps. We guarantee you won't find higher quality prints of old maps anywhere else.