The Best Print Quality
A Giclée Print on 310gsm Cotton Core Paper, printed with Lightfast Pigment Inks, boasts exceptional quality and longevity. The use of high-quality cotton core paper provides a luxurious and durable foundation, enhancing the overall texture and feel of the print. The 310gsm weight ensures substantial thickness, adding a premium touch. Lightfast Pigment Inks contribute to the print’s archival quality, offering resistance to fading over time. This combination of superior materials and pigments results in vivid and accurate color reproduction, sharp details, and a professional finish. The Giclée printing process, known for its precision and color accuracy, further ensures that each print faithfully captures the essence of the original artwork, making it an enduring and museum-quality piece.
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Bespoke Print Size
Looking for something different? At Ironbridge Fine Arts, we offer custom map sizes tailored to your personal preferences. Each order is meticulously crafted by hand, ensuring unique attention to detail with no mass production. This allows us to customize the map to fit precisely within your wall space or an existing frame. Ordering a custom-sized map is a seamless process; call us now at 01952 434033 with your dimensions for a personalised quote.
About John Speed
John Speed (1552–1629) was an English cartographer and historian whose impact on mapmaking during the late 16th and early 17th centuries is widely recognized. Born in Farndon, Cheshire, Speed gained prominence as a mapmaker, producing some of the most elaborate and visually appealing maps of his time.
Speed’s notable work, “The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,” published in 1611, was a groundbreaking atlas that included detailed maps of counties and cities across England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The atlas featured not only accurate geographical representations but also incorporated historical, cultural, and genealogical information, making it a comprehensive resource for scholars and enthusiasts.
What set Speed apart was not only his cartographic skill but also his commitment to combining accurate geography with a rich tapestry of historical and cultural context. His maps were not just navigational tools; they were windows into the past, providing insights into the political, social, and economic landscapes of the regions he depicted.
John Speed’s maps had a profound impact on the understanding of British geography and history during his era. They were widely distributed and consulted by scholars, policymakers, and travelers, contributing significantly to the dissemination of geographical knowledge. Speed’s work also influenced subsequent generations of cartographers, leaving a lasting legacy in the field of mapmaking. His maps remain valuable historical artifacts, offering a vivid snapshot of the British Isles during the early 17th century.
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