Old Map of The Great War, WW1 - England, France, Germany, Belgium, Flanders Battle Lines
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Published in 1926 by Ernest Clegg, the map depicts the battle lines of 25th September 1918. In red and blue you have English and French troops, and in the black and taupe you have the Germans.
A few American, Italian, Belgian and Portuguese divisions are also shown.
I believe these lines show the beginning of what we now call the Fifth Battle of Ypres, where the Allies managed to advance a few miles. to reclaim some of Belgium.
There's a fantastic amount of detail on this map, from sketches of planes to big guns to little silhouettes of major towns and cities. A wonderful cartouche, too. Zoom into the listing images and admire the detail!
This is truly a gorgeous map and one of the finest pictorial maps that I've ever seen. It was beautifully coloured back in the 1920s, and the colours have mostly been perfectly restored to this day.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x12 inches (31x31cm), 16x16in (40x40cm) and 24x24 inches (61x61cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100 inches (260cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 16x16 inch (40x40cm) version of the map.
Please note that the 24x24 inch map has white edges. They are very easy to snip off with scissors. Or if you are planning to frame your map, these borders will help you with framing. All other sizes, including all framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.
If you’re looking for something slightly different, another option would be this amazing map of the same area during World War 2 in 1945.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone interested in World War 1, a historian, or perhaps someone who lives in one of the towns shown on the map.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
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.