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 

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EXAMPLE PRINTED ON CANVAS

FINAL ORDER DATE B4 XMAS - Framed: Dec 14th - Print Only: Dec 20th

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The new 'autumn series', a seasonally inspired map series 

the 'county' series

 

i have launched this website with a map of the cotswolds along with county maps of gloucestershireoxfordshire. worcestershire, somerset warwickshire and

cornwall are now available, with more to follow

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

 

the county maps are available in 2 sizes

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.

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"

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

 

the london series maps are available in a variety of colours: orange, blue, pink, green & yellow

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map sizes

 

the london series is a smaller size of map

fulham & hammersmith is an A2 size portrait print (42 cm x 59.4 cm )

 

city of westminster is slightly larger poster size landscape print (70 cm x 50 cm) 

 

product options

'county' series

archival paper print - £90/£80

oak framed & glazed print - £340/£290

oak framed canvas print - £350/£295

price differences are size of map, Cornwall slightly more expensive due to size.

'london' series and all A2 size prints

archival paper print -

£40

oak framed & glazed print - £130/£155

choice between having the print dry mounted or not

oak framed canvas print - £160

some maps are slightly larger than A2 at 70 x 50 cm causing slight price increases

all UK delivery free of charge

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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 Canon inkjet printing technology

paper

230 gsm matte archival (acid free) paper with a reflection free surface

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 my larger prints as it's deemed essential to prevent potential undulations in the paper behind the glass or perspex. it's optional for A2 size prints

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

international shipping is print only. no framed or canvas options

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: 1-2 days

lead times typically 7-10 days for framed orders not in stock

prints to international addresses 2-5 days

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

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

 

the cartographic arts address

address: 60 Bisley Old Rd

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1LZ

phone: 01453 768 598

email: thecartographicarts@gmail.com

the legal stuff

all work is my own and subject to copyright

registered company name: Clean Wheels Ltd

company number: 07047771

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