Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
This is one of the largest, finest and most detailed world maps from the 18th century, originally published in 1719 by Herman Moll, the finest English cartographer and mapmaker of the era.
Originally published in four sheets and spanning almost 120cm (50 inches), the level of detail on this map is quite astounding. There are detailed hydrological records showing the ocean currents around the tropics. The routes of contemporary explorers such as Henry Hudson and Thomas James and the circumnavigation by Woodes Rogers.
In the top left a small world map is shown with degrees of compass variation. In the bottom left is an azimuthal view of the North Pole which explorers had started to explore. There is a beautifully detailed cartouche showing elements of both the Old and New Worlds.
Many parts of the world are yet to be explored in this map, such as the US West Coast (California is shown as a mythical island, and there's no Alaska) and the east coast of Australia. The eastern edge of Russia and the island of Hokkaido are looking a bit wonky, too.
All in all, this is one of the greatest maps ever created from any era.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x18 inches (30x40cm) to 15x24 inches (38x60cm) and beyond. The text is definitely quite small when printed at 12x18 inches. The map looks its best when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 4 meters (150in) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for a modern-day explorer/world traveller, or perhaps someone who loves geography, history or chronicles of human endeavour.
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 maps. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.
I try to send out all maps within 1 or 2 days of receiving your order, though some products (like face masks or mugs) can take longer to make.
If you select the free worldwide shipping option, you can usually expect to receive your map around 10 days after you order. It may be faster or slower, depending on the impact of coronavirus in your country.
If you select Express Delivery at checkout your order will be sent by courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce) and will usually arrive in 2-3 days.
Customers in the US, Australia and Canada: Your map will be sent from a printer or framer in your country, which means you'll get your map sooner, you won't pay import duties, and we'll put less CO2 into the atmosphere. I have worked with some great printers and framers around the world for years - so don't worry, your map will still look amazing!
My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.
I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.
My maps are printed on thick matte (not glossy) paper that feels high quality. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.
Please contact me if you're looking for a print on canvas or cotton rag.
Learn more about how the Unique Maps Co. sources and restores old maps