Old Road Map of London to Dover, 1645 by John Ogilby - Historic Kent A2 Travel Map
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This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 18x24 (45x60cm) and beyond. It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes like 24x36 inches (60x90cm). I can print this map at sizes up to 70 inches (180cm) wide. Get in touch if you're looking for very large or customised maps.
The model in the listing images is holding the 16x12 inch (40x30cm) version of this map.
The map starts in Southwark and heads southeast through Blackheath and Dartford and then into Kent, wending down through Rochester, Sittingbourne, Canterbury and eventually onto the coast in Dover. The map says the road was 71 miles long - a little shorter than today's route, which would take about 75 miles. The map roughly follows the route of the modern day A2 road.
Along the road are many 'to...' labels, showing where the road would diverge towards other towns and villages along the way.
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown!
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Kent or who is interested in the history of southeast England roads.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black wood frame that really makes the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport. If you're looking for a framed map that isn't in stock, please get in touch and we can discuss your needs.
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.