Old Map of Warwick - Leicester 1579, by Christopher Saxton - Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Nuneaton
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Created almost 450 years ago, this is the first ever printed map of the counties of Warwickshire and Leicestershire published by Christopher Saxton, the father of British cartography. My prints of this map are based on one of the finest examples of one of the best and rarest maps of Warwickshire and Leicester.
There's an incredible level of detail on this map, with most towns, cities and even some villages in the West and East Midlands clearly visible.
Nowadays, this ancient county has been split up into Warwickshire, Leicestershire, West Midlands and Birmingham.
This is a rare chance to see some big cities - Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Warwick, Leicester, and others - all on the same county map.
This old map was hand coloured almost 450 years ago and, as you can see, is still in amazing condition for a map of this age.
Most of the villages and towns are labelled in Late Middle and Early Modern English, which is nice as you should be able to recognise most place names. Take a look and see if you can spot your home town!
This map will be completely sharp at all sizes. The original size of this map was close to 16x20 inches (40x50cm), but it looks fantastic at all sizes. I can print it at sizes up to 70 inches (180cm) wide - at that size it would make the perfect statement piece for a pub, bar, hotel, office or other hosting space.
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 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.
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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.