The Map of London 1720 is a perfect reproduction of an original map produced for the discerning Georgian traveller. The maps are printed with pigment ink on archival paper and then individually hand laid onto calico (cloth). Once dried, they are pressed and folded to create a beautiful artefact, perfect for framing.
Travelling maps had to be practical items made to be used on the open road and as a result their mortality rate was very high. They had to be robust, a purely paper map would soon disintegrate with constant use so the process of laying the map onto calico greatly extended the maps life. All folded maps were also supplied with a slip case for extra protection when not in use.
The cases are covered in traditional marbled paper that is produced directly from original papers dating back to as early as c.1700.
Unfolded approx. 47.5 x 42 cm.
Handmade in the UK.