Museums aren’t the only places where you can find interesting, historical paintings. Retro maps from Myloview prove that real masterpieces can also be bought in an online store. We’ve collected cartographic depictions of our planet as a whole as well as particular continents. These historical maps differ from what we know today but they provide a fascinating window onto the past, which, in its graphic form, is much more interesting than studying from books. Old map canvas prints can be used to decorate geography and history classrooms but also vintage-style living rooms or office spaces.
If you’re looking for the best way to refresh the look of your living room, stunning decorations are the way to go. They will allow you to quickly transform the monotonous space into something truly amazing. If you also enjoy retro aesthetics, we recommend a beautiful canvas print with a historical design. An old 15th century map depicting both hemispheres of our planet shows that cartographers of that time payed attention to every detail. The outlines of continents are just the tip of the iceberg. These designs are filled with incredible genre scenes or illustrations of mythological creatures that make the whole map uniquely eye-catching. You’ll really be able to feel the spirit of that time period. If you have a spacious living room, we recommend using a triptych. A retro map canvas print in three parts will let you fully display the breath-taking design.
The living room is not the only place where you can use this type of canvas print. A retro world map is a perfect decorative accent for a workshop or an office. The design is a great choice regardless of your profession, provided you enjoy geography or distant travels. What’s more, there are many variations of the motif you can opt for. Some maps depict all Earth continents, while others focus on a single one in more detail. We also offer designs for specific decorative styles – a minimalistic map will look completely different than a realistic one. Perhaps you’ll prefer a subtle, sepia-coloured image depicting only outlines of the continents against the oceans. This design doesn’t include geographical names, merchant routes or cities but it’s definitely an interesting way to introduce contrast into a modern, ascetic interior. And if you want to go all out and fully embrace the historical motif, choose a design that features illustrations, cartouches and additional information about these cartographic documents.
A canvas print with a retro map is also an interesting way to decorate a nondescript geography or history classroom. The beautiful illustrations will transport your students or pupils back in time and help them see the world the way people used to imagine it. Back then, the artistic quality of maps was as important as accurate representation of reality. The map can help teachers illustrate the course of historical campaigns and conflicts. Some of our designs even present advancing frontlines and battles of particular wars to make the complex information from textbooks clearer. One interesting idea is choosing a particular time period and decorating a classroom with several maps depicting historical developments from that time on various continents.
Although cartographic documents depict landmasses first and foremost, we all realise that before we started learning about them, we had to get through the oceans. Well-known explorers crossed those dangerous bodies of water and changed the history of humankind by colonising other lands. The water and sailing themes are therefore intrinsic parts of map motifs. Canvas prints with retro maps will be a great addition to any seaside bar or tavern, especially if it depicts various sea routes. These designs include gorgeous illustrations of majestic sailing vessels as well as terrifying sea creatures that were believed to inhabit the depths. Some of the maps also feature historical navigation tools, such as compasses or gyroscopes. These canvas prints are a great first step in creating an incredible thematic interior design. Combine your retro world map canvas print with miniature models of ships, fishing nets hanging from the ceiling and drawings of different kinds of fish in order to provide your customers with an unforgettable experience.