About - AncientShades

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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