Rare Old Map of London in 1690 by Joannes de Ram
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This is a rare, ancient map of London that was created by Joannes de Ram of Amsterdam in 1690. Back in the 1600s maps often had Latin names. This one was originally published as Londini Angliæ regni metropolis novissima & accuratissima - roughly translated as the 'new and accurate map of London, capital of the realm'.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (31x41cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm), and 24x30 inches (61x76cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 40x50 inches (100x125cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
As you can see, back in 1690 London was mostly just the City of London and Holborn. Westminster and Southwark were starting to develop, but everything else is just fields and marshes (hello Lambeth!)
The Inns (Lincoln Inn, Grays Inn) are clearly visible on this map, as is St James' Park, St Paul's Cathedral, Spitle fields - and of course, Shore ditch church! Across the bottom of the map is a beautiful landscape of the city, looking north from the south side of the Thames - possibly over London Bridge.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone from London and has a keen interest in the history of London.
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.
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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.