Grand Map Of London
Acclaimed as "10 of the best hand-drawn maps" by The Guardian, this hand-drawn map took over three years to produce and accurately describes the capital city of London in 2012 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. This old style map accents the romance, wonder, and history found in maps used by explorers, early diplomats and merchants in the 1800s.
Hand-drawn in England, this rare map is one of the few contemporary maps still made in the historical style, incorporating symbolic and traditional elements of maps used by travellers and explorers of past centuries. Extending from Kensington Palace Gardens to Tower of London, this map depicts major streets, markets, churches, great houses, neighbourhoods and public buildings.
Like the folded canvas maps of the 1800s, this map also contains a guide for travellers about local markets, churches, neighbourhoods, and lodgings. The Grand Map of London commemorates the XXX Olympiad in London with Olympians are scattered across London where the events take place: archers in Lord’s Cricket Ground, triathletes in Hyde Park, and rowers on the River Thames. Wellingtons Travel make maps to enchant anyone who loves history and appreciates art, and these maps are sure to make a strong statement in any home or office. As the city changed, so has the look of its maps – but not Wellingtons Travel maps. Their current day maps have kept the same style true to the originals used in the days of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Printed on high quality canvas, this map is suitable for framing and comes rolled in a tube. The perfect gift for lovers of travel, art, and history, it is a keepsake worthy of any great occasion such as engagement, wedding, anniversary, baby shower, retirement, and housewarming.
|Map Type||Historical Maps|
|Usage Type||Decor Maps|
|Publisher||Wellingtons Travel Co.|