To help you pick the right size, here are some of my 'standard' map sizes next to each other, in portrait and landscape orientation.
|16x12in (41x30.5cm)||20x16in (51x41cm)||24x18in (61x45.5cm)||36x24in (91.5x61cm)|
|12x16in (30.5x41cm)||16x20in (41x51cm)||18x24in (45.5x51cm)
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|
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
If you need a map in a standard "A" paper size, such as A3 or A2, please contact me.
Most of my maps look good in A paper sizes, including A3, A2, A1, A0 and 2A0. For smaller maps, I will charge a fee for the customisation - for larger maps, I will customise the size of your map for free.