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Collection of Old British Maps

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A large set of three maps showing the United Kingdom: Scotland, England and Ireland on separate sheets. Originally created by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in 1665. These are ‘Museum Quality’ giclée reproductions; long lasting and faithful replicas of the original maps.

This collection of maps shows each region in great detail. The cities of Dublin, Edinburgh and London surrounded by regional cities and towns from Inverness to Cornwall.

Atlas Maior
Published by Joan Blaeu in 1662 the atlas from which this map originates set the blueprint (or should that be, the ‘Blaeu Print’?) for all that followed. In a sense the ‘Atlas Maior’ will never be bettered, for it is a most wonderfully sumptuous and ornate creation. You’ll find a garlanded cartouche on almost every page, full-masted galleons upon the Oceanus Occidentalis, elephants and lions on the plod and prowl in the Guinea, huge-hatted men with compasses and globes competing for space with cherubs and unicorns who all seem to be trying to do their bit to help in the mapmaking. The more time spent admiring the 11 volumes of this atlas, the harder it becomes to pick out a favourite map.

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Framing Options
Currently we cannot provide a framing service, we are working to address this and we’ll hopefully reinstate Framing Options in the near future.

‘Museum Quality’
Here at ‘the Blaeu Prints’ we produce each map on deliciously thick, textured, matt paper crafted by Hahnemühle. Germany’s oldest art paper manufacturer who have created traditional artist papers since 1584. More recently the company invented digital Fine Art Paper by combining genuine artist paper with an innovative inkjet coating. Papers offer the tactile surface of traditional artist paper with the highest longevity in the industry. In truly archival conditions these papers can last hundreds of years with no noticeable colour shift. We choose Hahnemühle for all our reproduction work.

Made to Order
Should you require this historical map print in any particular size, don’t hesitate to Contact Us. You may wish to request blank print margin, allowing for a professional framer to create a mount for your print. We would be very happy to create a ‘Custom Size’ print for you. Please contact us to discuss options before ordering as various sizes will have varying prices.

1 review for Collection of Old British Maps

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    paul linton

    these are amazing i have never seen such beautiful old maps

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Measurements

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 22 x 17 in
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