MAPS & DRAWINGS

Maps & drawings created by Clive Ashman for use in his own novels often lead readers to request one to frame, or else hang on their wall. So we’ve added this new page where you can order ‘blown-up’ (A4-size) limited-edition numbered prints of his artwork, directly from us. Including:

1. Conjectural MAP of Roman Carlisle & Stanwix – AD 208 (‘LAWYERS of LUGVALIO‘)

2. Road MAP of northern Britain: with an index of forts, towns & tribes – AD 208 (‘LAWYERS of LUGVALIO‘)

3. MAP of Roman Britain under Carausius – AD 286

4. Commemorative medallion: Constantius liberates Londinium AD 296 (1st illustration of London in western art)

5. Drawing of inscription – the lost Roman theatre of Petuaria (Brough-on-Humber, East Yorkshire AD140)

6. MAP of Roman Yorkshire in ‘MOSAIC’ – AD 337

7. Drawing of inscription – the ‘Candidus stone’ from Roman Malton, North Yorkshire (‘MOSAIC’)

1. CONJECTURAL PLAN of ROMAN CARLISLE – AD 208

As the first historical novel set in Roman Carlisle (Luguvalium) Clive Ashman’s “LAWYERS of LUGVALIO” reaches a climax during the autumn of AD208 (CE) – just as military units gather there before Septimius Severus’s intended invasion of Caledonia, planned for the following spring.

Clive’s accompanying map is described as a ‘Conjectural Plan‘ only because our knowledge of this Great Border City (somewhere that’s been built/torn-down/robbed/rebuilt & then torn-down again – right from Roman times through to the Mediaeval and Georgian eras – and then rebuilt again during Industrial Revolutions & the Twentieth Century) is inevitably still limited to the occasional isolated ‘pockets’ of archaeological discovery.

However – based on known Roman roads, forts, finds & discoveries around Carlisle – his ‘plan’ remains a pretty ambitious attempt to show us how the layout of this city might have appeared & been arranged, that day the advocate Justinus arrived along with the lady Lydia Firma, to fight her claim there in the courts.

Item 1. ‘Map of Roman Carlisle‘ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

2. ROAD MAP of NORTHERN Roman BRITAIN – its forts, towns & tribes – AD 208

Showing the road-route from Eboracum (York) to Lugvalio (or ‘Luguvalium’, modern Carlisle) followed by Justinus, Lydia & their entourage over nine days in the autumn of AD 208, this attractive map comes complete (not shown) with an index to all the numbered locations shown, listing their place-names and nature (e.g. Roman fort or town)

Item 2. ‘Map of Roman NORTHERN BRITAIN‘ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

3. MAP of Roman BRITANNIA under CARAUSIUS – AD 286

From his ‘TWO-EIGHT-SIX’ – here’s Clive Ashman’s illustrated map, intended mainly to show those key naval-bases relied on by the rebel commander of the Roman navy in Britain, Mauseus Carausius. (Who’s such an important character in those third century strands that shape Clive’s novel, but may also achieve some echo in its 21st-century scenes?)

Item 3. ‘Map of Roman BRITANNIA under Carausius‘ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

4. Commemorative medallion: CONSTANTIUS liberates LONDINIUM – AD 296

Also from his ‘TWO-EIGHT-SIX’, here’s Clive Ashman’s drawing of the famous Arras medallion – probably given-out to soldiers who’d served in the successful military operation of AD 296 led by Constantius Chlorus. Crossing the Channel to liberate Britannia from Allectus, one-time finance minister to that charismatic ‘British emperor’, Mauseus Carausius (Allectus had assassinated his master, then taken-over his rebel regime) Chlorus – as the western, junior ‘Caesar’ – successfully restored Britannia to the Roman empire and incidentally, through these medallions, created the first known depiction in western art of that city we now know as ‘LONDON‘…

Item 4. ‘CHLORUS liberates LONDINIUM‘ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

5. Drawing of INSCRIPTION – the lost Roman theatre of PETUARIA (Brough-on-Humber, East Yorkshire AD140)

From his ‘MOSAIC’; here’s Clive Ashman’s drawing of the famous ‘Januarius stone‘. Discovered in 1936, embedded in late Roman defences built around the town of Petuaria – modern Brough-on-Humber in East Yorkshire – Marcus Ulpius Januarius was an ambitious magistrate during the reign of the emperor Antoninus Pius. Now in Hull Museums, the stone records his donation of a proscaenium stage for the benefit of fellow-citizens at Petuaria, people whom he hoped would support his election to higher civic office in their town. (Perhaps also laying the foundations for an influential ‘clan’, one of whose later descendants could appear as a protagonist in Clive’s ‘MOSAIC’?)

Item 5. ‘JANUARIUSstone’ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

6. Map of Roman Yorkshire in ‘MOSAIC’ – AD 337

Item 6. ‘Map of Roman YORKSHIRE’ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

7. Drawing of inscription – the ‘CANDIDUS stone‘ from Roman Malton, North Yorkshire (‘MOSAIC’)

This is Clive’s drawing of a beautifully-lettered inscription – the ‘CANDIDUS stone‘ – found in the ruins of Roman Malton in North Yorkshire. The cavalry fort of ‘Derventio’ here (yes, we know – a name which some would dispute…) was garrisoned by the elite ‘Ala Picentiana‘ mentioned in this inscription, whose last days are logged in Clive’s ‘MOSAIC’ – while the stone itself may be inspected at the Malton Museum (if open).

Item 7. ‘CANDIDUS STONE’ – a Numbered Limited-Edition (A4) black-&-white print on quality paper; mounted on card (unframed) – Price to incl. postage & packing to UK addresses. (NEW) £5.99 ONLY

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