Welcome to the unique world of
historical narrative maps of northwest England
Here you will find historically accurate and æsthetically pleasing hand-crafted maps of, principally, the 'shire' counties of north west England.
Many historically important buildings - and events (including the Millenium) - are highlighted, making these maps both a delight to view and an enlightening visual record of the localities they represent.
All the maps are printed on fine parchment quality paper, in strictly limited editions.
In many cases a large number of the maps have already been sold - snapped up on issue by collectors alerted by newspaper articles & features in magazines such as Lancashire Life & Cheshire Life.
Now, Gerard Swarbrick has chosen to widen the availability of those remaining, via the internet, to all who have an interest in this part of Northern England ~ wherever they now live. Maps & prints are despatched rolled in sturdy cardboard mailing tubes, anywhere in the world, for the price displayed - there are no further P&P charges.
Please take the time to wander though these delightful evocations of the parishes & towns of West Lancashire. They both show modern features & celebrate reminders of a more peaceful time; all lovingly depicted by hand in a truly unique series of historical re-creations informed by the personal researches of the artist, Gerard Swarbrick.
What better reminder, in this fast-changing world, of how things used to be!
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Gerard Swarbrick FRSA, FBCartS
cartographer, designer, artist.