Original illustrated map of Tower Hamlets, a borough of London, UK, inspired by the antique-style English County maps designed by the 19th century artist and engraver Thomas Moule.
All elements of the design, including the map, border and decoration has been entirely hand-drawn and digitally coloured by the artist.
The map features design elements that reference the area's rich diversity, culture and history. The coat of arms at bottom right of the image is the official arms of the borough - more information of which can be found on this page (http://www.ngw.nl/int/gbr/t/towerham.htm). The three coats of arms at top left are those which were featured in the old Borough of Poplar's seal until 1965 (http://www.ngw.nl/int/gbr/p/poplar.htm).
The two illustrations at bottom left and top right show views of Canary Wharf and Docklands from the riverside at Wapping, and the East London Mosque on Whitechapel Road.
The border decoration is inspired by Bangladeshi textile patterns and references the borough's Muslim community; within each corner of the border are four images that further reference locations within the borough (clockwise from top left): the blind beggar of Bethnal Green, old Bow Bridge with three poplar trees, an anchor representing the docks, and the White Tower of the titular Tower of London.
Neighbourhoods covered by the map include: Aldgate East, Bethnal Green, Blackwall/Leamouth, Bow, Brick Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Mile End, Old Ford, Poplar, Shadwell, Shoreditch (part), Spitalfields, Stepney, Victoria Park, Wapping, Whitechapel.
Other locations, buildings and sights featured on the map include: Cambridge Heath, Columbia Road, King Edward VII Park, Limehouse Basin, Mile End Park, Mudchute Farm, Old Spitalfields Market, Olympic Park (part), Roman Road, Royal London Hospital, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
Unique digitally-rendered artwork. High quality digital print on archival watercolour paper, signed in pencil by the artist and with stamp of authenticity.
This print fits in a 300mm x 400mm frame - shop for 300mm x 400mm frames here.