AncientShades

Vintage maps, old maps restored - fine prints.

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Announcement    Welcome! World maps, old city maps, antique maps of different countries and other vintage maps . Please feel free to ask about maps not listed in my shop. Many more available.

Here you will find reproductions of old maps from all over the world. Every map in my shop has been restored and enhanced . So please note I am not selling only prints of scanned maps. I have invested hundreds of hours (yes , hundreds of hours !) for removing stains, folding signs, scratches; also some of the maps needed reconstruction of small missing areas.

*** Important: I always reply to messages in maximum 24 h; if you don't have a reply from me to your inquiry, please check your Spam folder. ***

Find me on Facebook for new listed items : http://www.Facebook.com/AncientShades

Also you can visit my page on Tumblr for an unusual collection !
www.AncientShades.tumblr.com

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 9, 2022

Welcome! World maps, old city maps, antique maps of different countries and other vintage maps . Please feel free to ask about maps not listed in my shop. Many more available.

Here you will find reproductions of old maps from all over the world. Every map in my shop has been restored and enhanced . So please note I am not selling only prints of scanned maps. I have invested hundreds of hours (yes , hundreds of hours !) for removing stains, folding signs, scratches; also some of the maps needed reconstruction of small missing areas.

*** Important: I always reply to messages in maximum 24 h; if you don't have a reply from me to your inquiry, please check your Spam folder. ***

Find me on Facebook for new listed items : http://www.Facebook.com/AncientShades

Also you can visit my page on Tumblr for an unusual collection !
www.AncientShades.tumblr.com

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About AncientShades

Sales 17,739
On Etsy since 2011

Bringing back to life old maps.

Well, it all started a few years ago when I was trying to find some vintage maps reproductions. Though there were many shops which sold quality prints, I was disappointed by the quality of the images: old maps scanned with just some basic image enhancements. I didn't wanted an image with stains, folding signs and scratches . So I decided to restore myself some vintage maps.

All maps in my shop have been restored. I many cases it was necessary to reconstruct some missing parts. Some images needs just 1/2- 1 hour of work ; in other cases I spend days or weeks to restore just one map.

The images above are just an example of a vintage map before and after the restoring process . (this map is located in my shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/123216612/illustrated-and-embelished-map-of-the?ref=shop_home_feat_1)

Entire images before and after restoration process here: https://www.facebook.com/AncientShades/photos/pcb.1492615120817964/1492614600818016/?type=3&theater

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Last updated on Oct 24, 2022

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Last updated on Oct 24, 2022

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* Standard shipping is done by priority registered mail; in case there is no one to get the package, they should leave a notice.

* Please note, though it is a registered mail, USPS and Canada Post does not allow tracking; customers in these countries will be able to track the package only until it leaves Romania. Shipping upgrade to US/Canada is available at checkout. To all the other countries standard shipping has full tracking capability.

* Please note the estimated delivery time when you place the order.
Those transit times are not guaranteed. Sometimes it may take longer, especially before Christmas and Easter. These possible delays are beyond my control.

Dispatching and packaging

* Your order will be shipped rolled in a rigid tube (unless it is a custom framed print).

* Your order will be dispatched within 1-2 business days. Usually this will be done within 24 h from the moment of your order, except Fridays and Saturdays orders.

Lost packages

* If your order does not arrive in the estimated delivery window, please let me know and I will replace it or refund you.

Damaged packages

If the item(s) arrive damaged, you will be refunded or send a new one; a clear photo with the damaged item is necessary.

Returned to sender packages

Orders returned back because of wrong address or unclaimed will be shipped again after you pay the shipping cost. If you wish to cancel at this point then I will refund your money minus 8 USD restocking fee plus the costs for shipping upgrade (if it was the case).

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