Old World Atlas Map, 1662 by Joan Blaeu - Rare Monochrome Wall Art
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This is one of the rarest world maps ever produced - this variant wasn't discovered until 2014, more than 450 years after it was first created. The original copy from which this is taken was in incredible condition, as you can see from the close up images.
Back in 1662, our understanding of the world wasn't quite what it is today. California is an island! And Australia is only just starting to be discovered. The Antarctic wouldn't be discovered for quite some time.
Take a closer look at North America and there are some very early settlements on there.
The 'natural' size for this map is 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but I can print it and frame it at sizes up to 80 inches wide (200cm). It looks truly beautiful at that larger size, as you can imagine.
This world map would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel or explore, or it would look great as wall art on your own walls! It's a beautiful piece of wall art that would make a good housewarming gift.
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.
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.