Old Map of the Lake District, 1950 - Windermere, Derwentwater, Coniston, Lakeland, Keswick, Penrith, Cumbria
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Handmade to order
Somewhat unusually, this map is dotted with silhouettes and portraits of famous people and authors - such as Wordsworth and Ruskin, and a marker of where Mary Queen of Scots 'took shelter on her flight from Scotland'.
The surrounding counties of Cumberland and Westmorland (now Cumbria) and Lancashire are labelled.
But most importantly, all of the towns and lakes of the Lake District are clearly shown! Windemere, Coniston, Keswick, Derwent Water, Ullswater, etc - they are all here.
Zoom into the listing images and see if you can spot your hometown or favourite holiday location! Contact me if you want to find out if a certain place is on the map or not.
This map looks great at all sizes. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options. Please note that the 24x24 inch unframed map has white strips either side that can be easily snipped off - or they may help you with framing. All other sizes, and all framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.
The model in the listing images is holding the 16x16 inch (40x40cm) version of this map.
I also have an older map of the Lake District from 1851, which may better suit your aesthetic/decor.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the northwest, or who has the Lake District 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, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger maps. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
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.