A few words from the founders
Hi, I am Vasja
Nice to meet you. I help with connecting people who would like to have a vintage map on their wall with the Zmaps. I enjoy the smell of wood as much as a good gin and am a collector of finer customised treasures. My philosophy is to create high-quality products that last, rather than mass production. Environmental conscious, I want to be able to keep trekking mountains and trimming my garden. We also have another store selling natural wooden rings. Check us out at https://www.woodenringstore.com.au.
And I am Blaz
The founder of Zmaps Europe. Inspired by “The Marriage at Cana” from a Paris museum of Louvre, I created my first map back in 2011. Soon After I started offering the maps on Etsy and on my EU website. I love to trot the globe with my lovely wife, Mojca and 2 kids. When I am not at work in my workshop, I enjoy writing, back-country skiing, big game fishing, sailing and being a family man. Here is a video about a trip I did with my mates – crossing the Atlantic from Europe to America on a sailing boat.
What makes Zmaps special?
Our maps can be huge!
We are proud to say we can make maps that range from tiny ones to absolutely giant maps that can cover a wall of a castle.
If you like a map but the dimensions specified don’t fit, we can work with you to craft a map that will fit perfectly on your wall.
We have already made maps in stock. If you want a custom map you can have it on the wall in 2 weeks.
We are using the best quality canvas and tested printing techniques. Guaranteed to last for generations.
Don’t settle for cheap prints or 3 piece art! We offer a variety of large maps in one piece and we stand behind our maps 100%.
Handled with care
As a small business, it is one of our priorities that your product is handled with care. If you have any questions or requests let us know and we’ll make sure everything runs smoothly.
Personalise your map
We have a broad range of premade maps. But we understand that there are many different walls in this world as well as many different room design choices. Below are some ideas of how you can personalize your map. Get in contact with us and we can help you with selecting the right map for you and picking the correct map size.
Select the right size of the map for you. They can be extremely large or very small.
Engrave your inscription to the frame.
What kind of frame do you like? This is a metal frame in the make above.
“This is amazing! Truly a piece of art. The detail of the map is fantastic. It’s a bold statement piece which will spark conversations about history and travel.
ZMAPS are great. They were excellent at communicating every step of the way. The shipping was fast. The packaging was very secure, and the map arrived flawlessly. I am incredibly impressed.”
How it started
Why would someone sell such big maps printed on canvas framed with vintage frames?
Our story initially started to scratch own itch. After a trip to the Louvre museum in France, Blaz was so impressed by super large art that he immediately started thinking about how to fill the big empty walls in his house. A few months later, the first map was born. Since then many maps were sold across the world, and now we are making them available in Australia too. We started Zmaps.com.au to share this piece of European historical spirit with Australians.
Australian branch was born from an age-old friendship between Blaz and Vasja – uni mates that went each their own way and stayed connected across the globe in a new and exciting way – through this business partnership. We are based in NSW Sydney close to the Blue Mountains. If you have questions, please call us on (02) 4735 2705 or send us an email. Are you in the local area? We are happy to meet with you so you can view the maps in person.
We offer exceptional new and old world maps that are made in Slovenia. Zmaps are made by a team of avid travellers for travellers, for those who enjoy beautifully handcrafted maps which feel undeniably ancient.
A variety of craftsmanship skills is employed by our
We take special care in the finer details. Each map is suspended from carved aged wood or custom made antique metal pull-down frame. Put to the test, every finished map is hung and meticulously inspected to be sure it is of the highest standard and ready for shipping to your home. The final product is a fine, unique, and accurate map. It is perfectly crafted to create a historical piece of artwork.
We carefully pack and ship each one of our maps in rigid tubes to ensure a safe journey. Shipping insurance and a tracking number are standard with every map. Our items also make exceptional gifts for any occasion. You can read more about shipping policies here.
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We are sure that you will love our map. In fact so sure that we are offering a 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days. If you want to return your map we’ll take it back.
Making your wall beautiful, mapping your experiences and bringing out your inner explorer.
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