Map size guide

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
12x16in (30.5x41cm) 16x20in (41x51cm) 18x24in (45.5x51cm) 24x36in (61x91.5cm)

 

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 16x20 inches or larger. 

My maps are legible at all sizes, but the text can be very small when buying the smallest available size on my shop (usually 12x16 inches).

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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