stunning vintage style maps for your home or workplace
print only or framed
on paper or canvas
amazing detail
incredible design
accurate cartography
all prints are limited edition (250)
first edition prints 
DESIGNED, PRINTED & PRODUCED IN THE UK

EXAMPLE PRINTED ON CANVAS
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the 'county' series

 

i launched this website with a map of the Cotswolds along with county maps of Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire in November 2019.

since then I have been steadily increasing the number of county scale maps, covering much of the south coast from Cornwall to Kent and gradually completing maps further north including Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Surrey and Somerset

select or hover over the map tab at the top of the page to select the map for you

there are also a series of smaller district maps available from different counties

these vintage style maps are digitally rendered designs, inspired by historical & antique map prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries

all present day civil parish, district and county borders, place names, rivers, major walking routes, complete road & rail networks are displayed. the shaded relief of the hills meandering across the english landscape; coloured interior shading for the counties or districts together with the vignetted shading of the peripheral border and choice of font throughout are all inspired by examples of european antique cartographic styles

all the maps come with a researched "sites of significant historical & cultural interest" plotted on the map with corresponding reference section (sites researched and sourced from The National Trust, Historic England, English Heritage and Britain Express)

 
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map sizes

 

most county maps are available in 2 sizes

B1 - 70 cm x 100 cm (framed - 76.5 cm x 106.5 cm). original design size.

A1 - 59.4 cm x 84.1 cm (framed - 65.9 cm x 90.6 cm). the content becomes slightly more congested as shrunk, in particular text labels. everything has been readjusted but the occasional label had to be removed

 

some maps are 90 x 90 cm due to their shape and size such as Cornwall and Devon

district maps are typically A2 in size (42 cm x 59.4 cm)

 "maps you get lost in examining close up, while they also pack a punch from across the room"

"looks amazing anywhere in the house"

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the 'london' series

 

i have developed a different style of map focusing on the boroughs of london. to launch the london series the boroughs of hammersmith & fulham, wandsworth and the city of westminster are now available to purchase. kensington & chelsea is almost complete and many more will follow 

 

the aim is to complete all 32 london boroughs and develop a large scale map of greater london. please stay in contact if you want to know more about this


the distinct design of the london series does share some common ideas from the county series but has evolved to suit the size of the area in question and the density of detail associated with an urban area

map size is typically a2 but Westminster is slightly larger at 70 x 50 cm

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framed prints

 

buying a framed print means your order is ready to hang. i only offer the natural finish solid oak frame you see here. these are made to order. your print will be dry mounted, sealed at the back and the frame fitted with a string hanger.

this offers great value for money and convenience.

 

 

product options
'county' series
 

Sizes: 90x90, 80x80,
70x100, 60x85 cm


archival paper print -
£95/£90/£85/£80
oak framed & glazed print - £375/£350/£295
oak framed canvas print - £375/£350/£295



'london' series & district maps all a2 size prints
archival paper print - £40
oak framed glazed print - £160
oak framed canvas print - £160


Free UK Delivery on orders over £100

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a combination of high quality printing, paper & framing ensures the highest standards with a map that will last a lifetime
 
printing
fine art (giclee) printing using the latest 12-ink inkjet printing technology

paper
a 270 gsm weight, off-white ivory, matte fine art archival paper is used

dry mounting (for framed prints)
the print is bonded to a board using an adhesive heat activated tissue, giving a smooth finish. this is standard on all framed prints as it's deemed essential to prevent potential undulations in the paper behind the glass or perspex.

canvas
matte white 100% textured polyester canvas. a matte laminate is added to protect the artwork. The canvas is stretched around a separate box frame before mounting in the display frame

oak frames 
there are countless frames for you to choose from out there. my option is a simple light oak, which I believe complements the maps perfectly. wood sourced from sustainable sources operating replanting schemes

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so why choose canvas

firstly let me assure you there is no loss in image quality. all the little details on the map come across loud and clear.

with no glazing, like any painting on canvas, there is no barrier, reflection or glare, just the colours and clarity of the map as it was meant to be.

testimonials

 

cassandra & adrian came across the cartographic arts at the cheltenham christmas market. adrian soon received a map for his birthday in early 2020

"our map of the cotswolds is beautiful, full of detail like a work of art, but it also looks good when you stand back from it. we've put it up by our front door so people can see it when they arrive or leave. It soon becomes a talking point"

delivery & shipping

free delivery on all UK orders over £100

PRINT ONLY ORDERS 

All print only orders are delivered using UPS - £4.50 set price


prints shipped in a triangular map tubes

international shipping
European Union - £18
Rest of the World - £29

lead times

i keep prints in stock and small number of framed options 

print only to UK address: 3-4 days

lead times typically 7-10 days for framed orders

prints to international addresses 4-6 days

Coming Soon

In the coming months I plan to bring to market several new maps including:
North, South & West Yorkshire along with East Riding. North Wessex Downs, Chiltern Hills, The South Downs, West Sussex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

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+44 (0)1453 768 598 - thecartographicarts@gmail.com

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