Old Map of West Yorkshire, 1665 by Joan Blaeu - York, Bradford, Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield
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Originally handcoloured almost 400 years ago, this is one of the finest examples of this map that I've ever seen.
This map looks great at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm), 18x24 inches (45x60cm) and beyond. I can print it at large sizes all the way up to 50 inches wide (125cm).
The West Riding of Yorkshire roughly corresponds to all of West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire today and contains all of the big cities that now populate the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire: York, Bradford, Sheffield, Leeds, Wakefield, Calderdale (Halifax) and Kirklees (Huddersfield).
Most of West Yorkshire's most populous towns and cities have already popped into existence by the 1600s. Here are some of the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire places clearly visible in this old map: Skipton, Knaresborough, Harrogate, Selby, Tadcaster, Halifax, Wetherby, Pontefract, Wakefield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Otley, Batley, Dewsbury, Keighley, Castleford, Brighouse, Pudsey, Morley, Shipley, Bingley, and many more. But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain West Yorkshire town or village is on this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the West Riding or who has Yorkshire in their heart.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
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 acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
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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.