Old World Map, 1596, Atlas Map by Johannes Baptista Vrients
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This is perhaps the finest example of Johannes Baptista Vrients's world map, initially published in 1596 and the second world map to include extreme detailing around the edge - a style of world maps that would follow at least another 100 years.
To find one of Vrients' atlas maps in this good condition is extremely unusual; there are perhaps only a few copies of this one in exist. It was originally handcoloured almost 450 years ago and has been lovingly restored by The Unique Maps Co.
Back in 15796, our understanding of the world wasn't quite what it is today. Parts of North America look right... but Canada... well, it's a little bit distorted.
Australia and New Zealand hadn't been discovered, of course. And neither had Antarctica. There's just a giant Terra Australis - a huge landmass that was assumed to exist, to counterbalance all of the continents in the northern hemisphere.
This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x18 inches (30x45cm) to 18x24 (45x60cm) and beyond to 24x36 inches (60x90cm). It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes, as you can imagine. I can print this one at widths of up to 100 inches - 250cm - or more. Please get in touch if you're after a very large version of this map.
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, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger map sizes.
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.