AncientShades

Vintage maps, old maps restored - fine prints.

5715 Sales

AncientShades

Vintage maps, old maps restored - fine prints.

5715 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Dan

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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.

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 Feb 8, 2017

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.

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

Dan

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Dan

Congo map - Old map of Congo - Historic map
$42.00
Vintage map of Haiti - Old map print - 14 x 32"
$35.00
Map of Philippine Islands - Old map fine print
$32.00
Eastern Australia map - Old map archival print -
$32.00
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About

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: http://www.etsy.com/listing/190338385/map-of-the-world-vintage-map-restored)

Entire images before and after restoration process here: https://www.facebook.com/AncientShades/posts/647634275316057

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Last updated on February 8, 2017
Hello! Thanks for stopping by.
Almost all maps in my shop are available in different sizes. If you need a different size of your favorite map just send me a message and I will reply asap.
Find me on Facebook for new listed items and sales : http://www.Facebook.com/AncientShades

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and direct checkout payments (credit card).

Your order will be processed when payment is received. Please be aware that if you pay by E-Check through PayPal, it takes time for the payment to clear .
If payment hasn't been made within 5 days of placing an order, with no email correspondence, I will cancel the order.
Shipping
★ Your order will be shipped rolled in a rigid tube. Stretched canvas prints are shipped in sturdy carton boxes.

★ I will ship your order to the address listed in your ETSY receipt. Please make sure it is the correct address.

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

★★ I am using priority registered mail to ship your prints. The transit times are aproximately 6-9 days for Europe, 15-18 days for US and Canada, 18-21 days for Australia, New Zealand.

★★ Expedite shipping is available; you can select this option at checkout. I am using EMS- Express Mail Service for expedite shipping. Transit time is aproximately 3-4 days for Europe and 7- 9 days for US, Canada, 9-11 days for the rest of the world.

!★★! Please be aware that sometimes it may take longer than the specified periods mentioned above , especially before Christmas and Easter. These possible delays are beyond my control.

★ Insurance is not covered in the listing. If you would like to insure your package, please contact me.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will exchange your item(s) or refund your money (minus shipping costs) after the item(s) has been returned back to me. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition as well as return shipping costs.
Items lost in the mail : if your order doesn't arrive in 30 days from the moment of shipping then I consider it lost and you will be refunded.
I do not give refunds for custom work.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items come from a pet-free and smoke-free studio.
Please note that image colors may appear slightly different on your computer monitor than in print.
♥ All prints are made on Matte Lithorealistic paper using inks (Lucia EX) with neutral PH (acid free) which is perfect for archival purposes. We are using one of the best fine art printer, Canon imagePROGRAF 8300. ♥

More information

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions

When can I expect my order to be delivered?

- Your order is usually shipped in 1-2 days (except Friday and Saturday orders );
- Usual transit times by standard shipping (priority mail):
* US, Canada - 15-18 days ;
* Europe - 6-9 days;
* Australia, New Zealand, Asia - 18-21 days.

- Usual transit times by expedited shipping (EMS):
* US, Canada - 7- 9 days;
* Europe - 3-5 days;
* Australia, New Zealand, Asia - 9-11 days.

During holidays (Christmas, Easter) these transit times may be much longer !