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stunning vintage style maps for your home or workplace
fine art giclée printing
print only or framed
on paper or canvas
amazing detail
incredible design
up-to-date cartography

all prints are limited edition (250) first edition prints 

EXAMPLE PRINTED ON CANVAS

A selection of my work 

About

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 maps, covering much of the south coast from Cornwall to Kent and gradually completing maps further north including Worcestershire, WarwickshireSurrey and Somerset

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

 

my maps are designed as wall art, decorative maps to inform and inspire, aimed at bringing cartography and art together 

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)

Framed map of the Cotswolds by the cartographic Arts
Map print of the Peak District. Peak District map

map sizes

most county maps are available in two 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

Framed map of Hammersmith and fulham
Framed map of Wiltshire

print only or framed prints

if you would like to get your own frame for a print any local picture framers would love to discuss what you want.

where ever possible the maps are designed to fit standard sizes B1 and A1 for example. There will be off-the- shelf options available if you look online. Try not to go too cheap or you are wasting your money. 

 

i offer 4 frame varieties here. Each is made to order. The print is dry mounted to ensure everything is perfect and your map will arrive ready to hang.  As many of the maps are large, our frames have depth as well as width, giving them great integrity and strength. I have purchased so may frames from various suppliers in recent years and 'flimsy' is a word far to often used to describe what is produced.

 

for framed map orders there is also a choice between printing on paper or canvas. The main difference comes down to canvas products not having glazing in front of the artwork. No glare. You can see the artwork clearly from every angle around the room. 

 

product options
county series

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


archival paper print -
£95/£90/£85/£80
framed & glazed print - £375/£350/£325/£295
framed canvas print - £375/£350/£325/£295



'london' series & district maps all a2 size prints
archival paper print - £40
oak framed glazed print - £125
oak framed canvas print - £125


Free UK Delivery on all orders

Map of Tunbridge Wells

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

frames 
all frames are made to order. i offer 4 frame choices of 2 frame types each with 2 frame widths. a natural wood, light walnut and a matte black. The frames chosen also have good frame depth. This offers great strength and integrity of the build quality of each frame and displays proudly on the wall

frame options - all 4 the same price 

Black Frame map of Peak District

thin matte black

Framed map of the Peak District

thick matte black

Framed map Peak District

thin light walnut

Framed map print of the Peak District

thick light walnut

 
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

PRINT ONLY ORDERS
free delivery on all UK orders 

All print only orders are delivered using ROYAL MAIL, UPS or EVRI

print only orders shipped in a triangular map tubes

international shipping
European Union - £12
Rest of the World - £22

Map of South Cotswolds

lead times

print only orders to UK address: 2-4 working days

framed prints and framed canvas prints are free shipping typically 10-14 days to delivery - (all framed prints are made to order)

prints to international addresses 4-6 days

framed prints internationally, please email in for a quote. price determined by size, weight and destination
(between £50 and £200)

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.

Vintage Map of Wiltshire
Contact
Vintage map of the Cotswolds by the Cartographic arts

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

for questions, special requests, trade enquiries and to arrange a viewing

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