PORTFOLIO: Sebastian Munster's Map of the New World, 1540

Printing inks on laid paper, 10{quote} x 14{quote}Before and after treatment. Treatment focused on removing the map from its cardboard backing, removing darkened and discolored pressure-sensitive tapes, and reducing the severe overall discoloration to the extent possible.  The discoloration was reduced dramatically by light bleaching.
Sebastian Munster's Map of the New World, 1540

Printing inks on laid paper, 10" x 14" 

Before and after treatment. Treatment focused on removing the map from its cardboard backing, removing darkened and discolored pressure-sensitive tapes, and reducing the severe overall discoloration to the extent possible. The discoloration was reduced dramatically by light bleaching.