The map was a single low quality, seamless scan of a physical document so the paper wear had to be digitally dressed out and the missing information (gaps in the map) recreated from existing detail. Also, because this is a restoration of a hand-drawn map the original pencil lines were also removed along with false starts and unfinished lettering. Corrected errors like letter inserts, however, have been left in. The finished map was digitally enhanced to give the best possible clarity and the background replaced with an ultra high-resolution paper texture with a subtle vignette to give the map the appearance of a slightly aged physical document.
The map is designed to be printed at size A1 (841mm x 594mm / 33.1" x 23.4") and the project took around 12 hours to complete.

The fully restored 1695 map of the East Riding of Yorkshire

The beautiful and elaborate original title

Fantastic hand-drawn hills over the York Wolds area

'Wapon' or 'Wapontake' is an old Danish word meaning 'hundred' used to divide some counties

The Goole area was part of West Yorkshire

Notice the original pencil lines used for type setting 

A comparison shot showing the restoration of an area of the map

The original map contained a full surround scale bar and pencil annotation, also the parchment was heavily paper worn. The full image was also off square by approximately 3 degrees anticlockwise.
Prints of this restored map are available to purchase in size A1 (841mm x 594mm / 33.1" x 23.4") on high-end 225gsm matt photo paper reproduced with a wide colour gamut and high ink loads.
Prints cost £34.95. Shipping is £5 to UK mainland and £16 internationally. Prints are securely shipped rolled in a cardboard tube.
Prints take approx. 10 days to turnaround. Fill in the form below to place you order for this map.


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