I’ve been searching for a large map for some time now. A vintage map. A large vintage map that would fit into a frame I already have and hang stylishly in my kitchen. There are a few problems with my search however: 1) Large vintage maps are hard to find. 2) They can be quite pricey. 3) True vintage maps that are not already framed and matted are usually falling apart.
Since I haven’t had much luck on the vintage front, I decided to buy a modern plastic map to use in the meantime.
I found a large map at Half Priced Books and trimmed it so the map would fit into my thrift store painted frame.
I like the look of a framed map in the kitchen but am still on the lookout for a vintage replacement. Or I may just buy a paper updated map instead and forget about the vintage part. The problem with my plastic map is that it doesn’t lay completely smooth and the light reflects on it’s shiny surface. So even though it’s water proof and messy kid finger proof, I still think a paper map would be a better choice.
So what about you? Any creative cartographers out there with great resources for large vintage maps?