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stunning vintage style maps for your home or workplace
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fine art giclée printing
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on paper or canvas
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all prints are limited edition (250) first edition prints 

EXAMPLE PRINTED ON CANVAS

Examples of my work

Here is a quick look at some of my maps - counties, national parks, AONB's and London Boroughs. To see the complete portfolio hover over the 'maps' tab above and select from the drop down menu....

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

I have also completed maps of Derbyshire, the Peak District, North and West Yorkshire and the North York Moors

 

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)

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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).

B2 - 50 cm x 70 cm (framed - 56.5 cm x 76.5 cm)

LIMITED BUT GROWING NUMBER AVAILABLE IN B2

as size reduced the content becomes slightly more congested, in particular text labels, which have a minimum size. everything has been readjusted and the occasional text removed

 

some maps are 90 x 90 cm and 80 x 80 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)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CUSTOM MADE LARGER PIECE TO FILL A WALL SPACE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH, I"M SURE I CAN DO IT

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

"looks amazing anywhere in the house"

10% off your purchase or lowest price in the basket until end of November - enter coupon code 'November10' at checkout

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 available. Recently added are southwark, lambeth, greenwich and lewishamkensington & chelsea, camden, islington and hackney are almost complete

 

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

Framed map of Hammersmith and fulham
Framed map of Wiltshire

print only or framed print

where possible the maps are designed to fit standard sizes B1 and A1 for example. There will be off-the- shelf frame 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

Typical sizes:
70x100 cm (B1), 59.4x8
4.1 cm (A1), 50x70cm (B2)
some products such as Devon and Cornwall are different print sizes please check on product page. Selected products have a smaller size 70x50cm (B2). This is only done when congestion of artwork is not too severe.


archival paper print -
£90/£75/£60
canvas print
£90/£75/£60
framed & glazed print - £350/£295/£235
framed canvas print - £350/£295/£235



'london' series & district maps all A2 size prints
archival paper print - £40
canvas print - £40

oak framed glazed print - £160
oak framed canvas print - £160


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 9-ink inkjet printing technology from HP

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. Print only or framed print options available. When framed 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

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canvas​
 
there are two print options available. a fine art paper and the alternative is a cotton / polyester canvas

here are some close ups showing the materials
texture and print quality

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)

Custom Large Sizes

If you have a large area of wall space and would like a larger map to fill it we can create the perfect statement piece with any map up to 110 cm x 170 cm.

contact me to discuss your requirements

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

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

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