Old Map of British Isles by Abraham Ortelius, 1595 - England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland - Britannia, Hibernia
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Curiously oriented to the west, with Great Britain laying horizontally in a way that you've probably never seen before, this is one of the finest and rarest old maps of what would eventually become the British Isles.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 24x36 inches (60x90cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90 inches (230cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The cartography is fairly accurate for Scotland, England and Wales - but unfortunately Ireland looks a bit like a potato, with very little detail of its western coast.
Hadrian's Wall is rather strikingly illuminated as a dark red line that separates England and Scotland.
And of course, hundreds of towns and cities are marked on the map. Zoom into the listing images and see if you can spot your hometown! Please message me if you want to confirm if a certain place is visible on the map.
This map of the British Isles would make a perfect gift for someone from the UK or Ireland, or perhaps someone who has spent a lot of time there. 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.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
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. 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.