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An old world map by John Speed, 1651

About The Unique Maps Co.

I source, restore and personalise old maps. Perfect as gifts - or to zhuzh up your home office wall!

Established in 1984, The Unique Map Co. is a purveyor of the finest and rarest old maps.

The 'unique map' process begins with sourcing the original antique maps - some as old as 450 years old. I scour libraries, private collections and antique map shops to find the most interesting and beautiful old maps to sell to my discerning customers.

From my workshop in South London, I restore these old maps, scan them in at extremely high resolution - and then personalise them for my customers.

My map personalisation is almost infinitely flexible. If you can think it, I can make it... with old maps! Here are some of the customisations I can do:

- A short message seamlessly added to the map, so that it looks like an original part of the map

- Your house or street highlighted in your favourite colour

- Different frame colours and woods

- Custom map sizes and shapes

Always get in touch if you're after something unique - after all, that's what I specialise in!

A photo of Sebastian, the owner of The Unique Maps Co.An old map of Cornwall by John SpeedAn old map of London by Edward Stanford focused on Buckingham Palace
An old map of Paris by Georg Braun, personalised by the Unique Maps Co to read 'We'll always have Paris'
Perfectly personalised

How my old maps are made

Rare old maps, customised to your exact requirements

Sometimes it takes me months to track down the best, rarest and highest quality original maps. Sometimes I will be the first person to scan an antique map that hasn't been seen since the map was first published 200, 300 or even 400 years ago. Those maps are truly unique.

I restore the maps at my specialist workshop in London, taking care to remove some of the dirt, grime and rips but leaving all of the original charm. Then I scan the maps in at very high resolution - thousands of dots per inch - so that you can be guaranteed that all of the names, places and original features of your vintage map will be perfectly preserved.

With my unique digital process, I will then customise or personalise your old map to your exact requirements.

Your map will be printed on high quality matte (non-glossy) paper using only the best ultrachrome giclée inks, framed, and then dispatched by next-day courier.

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  • "Wonderful map and great quality print. It came in good time and Sebastian is extremely helpful and very responsive if needed. I will definitely be buying more maps in the future!"
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    Hamish R.

  • "The map is beautiful and exactly how I wanted. Framed perfectly as well. It gave my room the classical decor I was hoping for. Sebastian, the owner was very courteous and quick to respond to my emails. "
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    Glen T.

  • "Amazing quality and price plus amazing customer service and speedy shipping. Couldn't ask for more and my husband loved it!"
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    Kelsey H.

  • "Fabulous map. Excellent quality and so unique - it looks brilliant. Excellent customer service, would highly recommend."
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All personalised maps are made to order and generally take about 7 working days to arrive. They will be packaged safely and dispatched by next-day courier for addresses in the UK.

Delivery can take longer than 7 days. I am also able to expedite orders if you need it in less than 7 days. Please get in touch if you need your map by a specific date.

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Returns Address

Down Park Coach House, Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, RH10 4HQ, GB

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