Old Political World Map, 1828 - Historical Religious Beliefs, Government, Civilisation Level, Barbarians & Savages
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A fascinating and highly unusual world map, originally published in 1828 by W.C. Woodbridge, showing the "Prevailing Religion, Government, Degree Of Civilization, And Number of Inhabitants Of Each Country".
The colour of each country/area shows you how civilised it is. For example, most of Europe is yellow - which means 'civilised'. But much of Africa is dark red, which means 'barbarous'. And don't forget the 'savages' in Australia, North America and Siberia...
Religions are shown with a small symbol - a cross for Christians, moon for Muslims, and a cube for pagans. The map even shows the type of government! A crown for monarchy, stars for republican, etc.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x18 inches (31x46cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm) and 24x36 inches (61x91.5cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 70 inches (180cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (91.5x61cm) version of this map.
If you’re looking for more options, I have another interesting world map of religions from 1854.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone interested in the historical politics of the world or someone who consider themselves a historian of the world.
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.
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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.