Old World Map by Edward Stanford, 1898 - Masterpiece Vintage Atlas Wall Chart
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This is an attractive, full colour old map of the world in 1898 by Edward Stanford. By this point our cartography of the world was fairly accurate, and this is one of the earliest, full-size, accurate maps of the world.
Established in 1984, The Unique Maps Co. sources rare original maps from around the world, and then lovingly restores them at a workshop in London. I guarantee that you cannot buy prints of these old maps, at this high quality, anywhere else.
I also have this same map, but with a vintage, sepia toning. It may be more your kind of thing.
This map has many interesting and unique details, such as the paths of some of the earliest telegraph lines (undersea cables) between Europe and North America. There are also sea currents, trade winds, and primary ocean mail routes.
Because of the huge amount of detail on this map, I would recommend buying the 36x20 inch (90x50cm) map at least. The map looks nice at 24x13 inches (60x33cm) but some of the labels and place names will be very small. Please note that on the two smaller unframed sizes there will be white strips on the top and bottom of the map. These can be easily snipped off - or they may help you with framing!
I can print and frame this map at sizes up to 250cm wide - please get in touch if you'd like a larger size, or to discuss framing options and prices.
This map, which uses the Mercator projection which was popular at the time, is in great condition and has been lovingly restored by me.
This world map would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel or explore, or it would look great as wall art on your own walls!
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.