Welcome to Velvet Strand Maps. We are your source for beautiful, artistically produced reproductions of antique/vintage Irish and World maps. Our maps have been sold throughout Ireland and around the world for over 10 years, and we have a 100% satisfaction rating from hundreds of satisfied customers from individuals to Embassies who rave about the outstanding quality of our finished product.
You may be thinking about the maps you see in bookstores and or even service stations, but that is not at all the case. These beautiful maps are like works of art, painstakingly created by hand, starting with an ultra high-definition photograph of a high-quality original antique/vintage map, color-corrected and reprinted. The printed map is then hand-laid onto a cloth ‘backing’… just as maps and nautical charts were made for centuries. It is this authentic ‘look and feel’ which our customers find so irresistible.
Our maps are hand crafted, one-by-one, using a process perfected over time. The quality of our finished products is exceptional. As you might expect, the making process takes time and of course the larger the map the more difficult the process. Each finished map is signed and dated individually by the maker, adding value to an already outstanding product that should increase over time.
If you are looking for a unique gift or an interesting conversation piece for your home or office, you have come to the right place. We are just getting started and will have a proper store shortly. But in the meantime, take a look through our maps, and let us know if you have any questions!