AncientShades

Vintage maps, old maps restored - fine prints.

4700 Sales

AncientShades

Vintage maps, old maps restored - fine prints.

4700 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(606)
Shop owner

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

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2016

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

Old map of Trinidad - Historic map print
US$28.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(606)
Erin Glomset

Erin Glomset on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

More than satisfied with the vintage map. This is the 30 x 48.5" size. I read the smaller size was difficult to read. Not the case here. You Can read the words up close, font is still small but clear. I'm happy with the clarity and legibility of this size. The print quality is wonderful, the color of the water is an aqua blue which is what I wanted. True to pictures posted by seller. I was a little nervous for the shipping, knowing that it was shipping overseas, but no damages were made by the carriers. The container had a few bends at one end but did not affect the print on the inside. Great packing material. The map looks great as a focal point in our baby boys nursery. Thank you! Shipping was very fast, same day! Arrived in 2 weeks to the US. Dan was very friendly and easily in contact the whole time. Would highly recommend!

osterryan0

osterryan0 on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived about a week earlier than expected. Beautiful, crisp, detailed reproduction. Will definitely be our chasing more from this seller in the near future! Awesome job Dan!

K Howell

K Howell on Jul 22, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

The map was very blurred and a poor copy.

Dan

Dan responded on Jul 25, 2016

This map is part of this set : https://www.etsy.com/shop/AncientShades?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=10238680 I have sold many prints like this and many of them got 5 stars reviews.

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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 Mar 31, 2016
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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 !