Limited Edition: NZ Aotearoa Map
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This map is a real celebration of New Zealand's iconic mountains, rugged wilderness and historic towns, hand-drawn over 80 hours in a Tolkien style.
LIMITED NUMBERS: as a small business I can only produce maps in small numbers. Print numbers are limited.
LOCALLY MADE: all map prints are produced in NZ; your purchase goes directly to supporting local businesses.
PERSONALISATION: if you would like me to add a special marker for your home, a town or anything that is significant, please order an A1 size and email me using this contact form with your request.
I was lucky enough to travel around New Zealand for 8 weeks to do some in-person exploration for this particular map. NZ's beauty is just breathtaking and was extra special due to it being the location for much of the filming for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It has been an absolute privilege to draw and I hope I have managed to capture some of the magic of this great land!
On the map the South Island is dominated by the immensity of the Southern Alps and the majesty of the Fiordlands National Park, with many of its iconic towns dotted throughout. Besides the larger population areas like Christchurch and Queenstown, you will find many characterful smaller towns likes Wanaka, Cardrona, Te Anau and Fox Glacier also feature. The South Island's famous lakes are all on there, as is the Abel Tasman to the North.
On the North Island you'll find places like the iconic Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu, lake Taupo, Kaweka National Park, the Bay of Plenty and Bay of Island to name just a few. Cape Reinga can be found at the extreme north and many islands dot the coast, including Poor Knights Islands. Besides the large cities of Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga, there are also many smaller towns included. I've also put in some special markers for unique places like Hobbiton and Tane Mahuta, the largest kauri tree in NZ and know as "God of the Forest".
PREMIUM MATTE PAPER
Your map print is printed on an acid-free 270gsm matte parchment with giclée inks. The colours will remain vivid for many years to come and the detailing is extremely sharp.
• 270gsm weight
• Giclée inks
• Matte finish
Prints are shipped in either a hard card box or mailing tube depending on the size. Please allow time to flatten before use. Prints are not provided with a frame.
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.
Maps are available in three sizes; A3 (30 x 42cm), A2 (42 x 59.5cm) and A1 (59.5 x 84cm). As these maps are highly detailed, the legibility of smaller texts and labels will be somewhat reduced at the A3 size. This is not due to any loss of quality, but simply that the writing will become quite small in certain instances. If you have the wall space available, our personal recommendation is to go with an A2 or A1 size.
When you buy a print from Wildwood Maps, we send these directly to you in a protected mailing tube using Australia Post, New Zealand Post or International shipping.
HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?
Each map is printed on demand so that you receive a brand new map instead of one that has been sitting on a shelf. Most orders will typically be mailed out within 1-3 business days, and will then take (on average) 5-7 days to arrive. If Australia Post is experiencing delays or high volumes then this may impact your delivery date.
If you've had this experience I'm really sorry about that and will definitely help you out. If you've received a product with damage on it please let me know by sending me an email via the contact page. I'll need you to send it back to me and I'll send you a replacement. If you never received something from your order please let me know asap! All of our products are tracked so we should be able to figure it out. If it truly is lost then I will send you a new one free of charge.
WHERE CAN I GET A FRAME FROM?
I don't sell frames or print hangers directly through the website as, depending on where you're based, the cost of shipping them can really inflate the final price of your order. But I am very happy to direct you to the best framer in your local area if I can!
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