The State of New South Wales
The State of New South Wales Map
The State of New South Wales map has been hand-drawn in red and black ink over a 60 hour process. This particular map was immensely enjoyable to draw - it really is a bit of a cartographer's dream (not that I should have favourites). The state boundaries make it easily recognisable, and the abundance of wilderness, the soaring Great Dividing Range, diverse rivers and long coastline and unique cities and townships combine to make for a well balanced and satisfying map. From the salt lakes and small towns of the NSW Outback, across the wheat belt and many rivers of the Riverina lands, over the Eastern Divide and onto the hilly coastal regions, New South Wales is home to a truly unique geography that was a pleasure to draw.
The largest element of the map is the Great Dividing Range, stretching the length of the entire map dividing the well forested coastal regions from the Western plains. The mountainous areas and surrounding highlands have many peaks over 1,000m that have individual labels, with areas such as Barrington Tops, the Blue Mountains, the Warrumbungles and the iconic Snowy Mountains having an added level of detail to mark them out. All major river systems, salt lakes and bodies of water have been included, and the Tasman Sea has been clearly marked.
What Goes Into Your Map
Born out of a love for Australia's mountains, wild places and fantastic nature, these maps are hand drawn with black and red ink. Each design is highly detailed and takes approximately 50 to 60 hours to complete, and are printed in limited numbers. They are perfect for those who want a special art piece to celebrate the uniqueness of their little corner of the world.
I hope you enjoy the intricate style and penmanship of these maps. As these are hand drawn they do contain imperfections and variations, but that is part of their charm, and sets them apart from mass produced and computer generated prints.
The New South Wales map speaks to the diverse wilderness, mountain ranges and coastline that make this state so spectacular. As a special nod to Christopher Tolkien, the original cartographer of the Lord of the Rings map, I have drawn this state map with a compass that has very similar characteristics to his own. I would like to thank everyone who kindly messaged me with a range of suggestions as to important geographical areas and townships needed to be included!
Fine Art Grade Paper Quality
Your fine-art print is made on an acid-free 270gsm matte parchment and feels fantastically heavy and sturdy when handled; the best way to describe it is like card with a tactile feel that still has a bend to it. Detailing remains extremely sharp and colours are vivid thanks to the use of 9 colour pigment inks and industry standard paper quality when it comes to fine-art printing. You have the option to choose between two background colours; the Original, which is a soft white and has some subtle texturing, or Antique, which is printed on the same paper but contains an aged-look reminiscent of an antique map. *Prints do not include the frame
A3: 30 x 42 cm
A2: 42 x 59.5 cm
A1: 59.5 x 84 cm
If you receive a map that has been damaged during postage please get in touch and let us know. We make, print and pack your map with love and the utmost care, so if something is damaged send pictures to email@example.com and we will take it from there. Unfortunately we do not offer refunds or exchanges unless you have received the incorrect map or it has been damaged. Although we do not offer refunds we can arrange a replacement on a case by case basis.
We ship worldwide and endeavour to get your print on the way as soon as we can. If you are in Australia, all orders are mailed with Australia Post. All orders include a tracking number to allow you to have as much information as the status of your order once it leaves my studio. For orders placed internationally, shipping times vary depending on customs and procedures. Please allow for 2-3 days for us to prepare your order prior to shipping it.