Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured
Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured

Big Old Map of London by C&J Greenwood, 1830 - Handcoloured

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To help you pick the right size, here are some of my 'standard' map sizes next to each other, in portrait and landscape orientation.

Unique Maps size guide landscape
16x12in (41x30.5cm) 20x16in (51x41cm) 24x18in (61x45.5cm) 36x24in (91.5x61cm)

 

Unique Maps size guide portrait maps
12x16in (30.5x41cm) 16x20in (41x51cm) 18x24in (45.5x51cm) 24x36in (61x91.5cm)

 

Generally, if you have the space and the budget, I recommend buying a map that is 20x16 inches or larger. 

My maps are legible at all sizes, but the text can be very small on 16x12in maps.

Buying unframed maps

If you buy an unframed old map from me, and plan to frame it yourself, please read this page. Otherwise you may get a map that doesn't fit your frame, which would be very frustrating for everyone.

General size guidelines

Generally, for maps up to and including 24x36 inches, the size in inches is exactly accurate.

So, for example, if you buy an 18x24 inch map, you should buy a frame that 'fits artwork' that is 18x24 inches.

If you need a map with an exact size in centimetres, please contact me. Usually the centimetre size on my shop is accurate, but it can be off by a few millimetres. So, to avoid disappointment, message me first.

Exact size in inches Exact size in centimetres
8x8 inches 20.32 x 20.32cm
8x10 inches 20.32 x 25.4cm
10x10 inches 25.4 x 25.4cm
12x16 inches 30.48 x 40.64cm
12x12 inches 30.48 x 30.48cm
14x14 inches 35.56 x 35.56cm
16x16 inches 40.64 x 40.64cm
16x20 inches 40.64 x 50.8cm
18x18 inches 50.8 x 50.8cm
18x24 inches 50.8 x 60.96cm
24x24 inches 60.96 x 60.96cm
24x30 inches 60.96 x 76.2cm
24x36 inches 91.44 x 91.44cm

 

Large maps

Please contact me if you are planning to frame a large map (over 40 inches or 100cm) yourself.

If you are buying your own frame, I recommend you wait for the frame to arrive, confirm the internal size of the frame, and then tell me the exact size that you need. Measure the width and height of the board on the back of the frame to get an accurate measurement.

Alternatively, buy the map from me, measure it when it arrives, and then order a frame to fit.

For large maps I can customise the size of your map for free.

If you are taking your map to a local framer, they will measure the map for you and then make the frame to fit.

Maps in "A" paper sizes

Many of my maps are now available in "A" paper sizes.

Please note that most A-size maps will come with a plain white border around the map to help with framing. You can easily snip off the border to make sure it fits perfectly into your frame.

If you are looking for an A size that is not available on my shop, such as 2A0 or A4, please contact me for pricing.

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This is one of the finest, rarest and most beautiful maps of London. This first edition map of London by C&J Greenwood in 1830 has been lovingly restored by the Unique Maps Co. It is shown here with its original handcolouring, which perfectly highlights each of the ancient boroughs of central London.

This map can be printed at massive sizes up to 10 meters wide (33 feet). It can be customised to fit your space, or to focus on a particular part of London - I can make the map wider, narrower, taller, shorter. Please get in touch with me to discuss your needs.

At 150cm wide, the map is 100cm tall. At 200cm wide, it's 130cm tall. (The aspect ratio is 1.5 to 1.)

Originally printed in 6 sheets, this is probably the prettiest of all old London maps. By the 1830s many of London's famous landmarks already exist - but some, like the Royal Albert Hall and all of the museums in South Kensington wouldn't be built until Victorian times a few decades later.

I can personalise this map with a short message that will be permanently added to the map. It will look exactly like an original part of the map - the perfect addition to make this a truly Unique Map. See the fifth listing image for an example of personalisation, or read my Map Personalisation page to learn more.

My large maps are perfect for hotels, pubs, bars and offices - but if you have a large space at home, then they would look amazing there as well!

I can also make you a smaller, customised Greenwood map of London if you don't have space for the full map, or if you're looking for a housewarming or leaving gift.

You may also want to see my other large maps of London (I have a few!)

My standard frame is a black wood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 2cm (0.75in) wide. I use thicker frames on larger maps - usually between 35 and 60mm (1.4in to 2.4in).

In all cases I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions... always get in touch!

If you want a different frame colour or material, click "customise your frame" before adding it to your basket. Learn more about my custom framing and mounting/matting.

Alternatively, I can also supply old map on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

If you want to frame your map yourself, please read my map size guide first.

 

For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days. Personalised orders can take longer, as I have to do the personalisation and send it to you for approval, which usually takes a day or two.

As Christmas draws closer, please take a look at my Christmas delivery deadlines.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

If you need your order to arrive by a certain date, please contact me before you order so that we can find the best way of making sure you get your order in time.

I have production facilities all around the world where I print and frame maps. This means your map will be made locally, which cuts down on delivery time and reduces the chance of your map being damaged during delivery. There won't be any extra taxes or duties to pay, and we'll put less CO2 into the air.

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 Express Delivery at checkout your order we will prioritise your order and send it out by 1-day courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce).

We are able to next-day delivery in some cases if you order before 10am. But usually it's best to contact me first before you order.

Read my full shipping policy

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 acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

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

Map personalisation

If you want to make your old map really unique, I am able to personalise your map with a short message, for example:

- "Happy birthday, Ben! From Mum & Dad"

- "To My Beloved. Let's Explore The World Together!"

This message will be added to the map in such a way that it looks just like a real part of the map.

Select the "Personalise Map" option above if you'd like to add map personalisation to your map.

Learn more about my map personalisation service.

Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

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. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 1,500 real 5-star reviews.

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.

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