I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.
Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.
The best way to show you an aged map is by example. At the top of this page you can see a wonderful French Gastronomy map in its original tone and aged tone. Move the slider from left to right to see the difference.
Keep reading to find out more about my Original and Aged tone maps.
This is what the map actually looks like today, after it has been restored by The Unique Maps Co. When you are looking at a map on my shop, you are looking at the "original" form.
Original is the safest option. All of my maps look amazing in their Original form.
The map will look like it's about 200 years old, with some yellowing, toning and damage to the map.
I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!
Please see below for some examples of what my aged maps look like.
Here's the magnificent Roman Empire map by Perthes & Kampen from 1889.
And here's one of my personalised postcode maps.
And here's another nice map, the first map of Wales by Christopher Saxton.
And here's Gleason's flat earth map.
And finally, here's a few more that I've done over the years, in no particular order.
As always, if you have any questions, or want your map customised in a particular way, don't hesitate to get in touch.