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Behold our newest product, a 1626 Roman Empire map made by John Speed! A beautiful new addition to our shop, one of our favourites so far. It features six city vignettes (Rome, Genoa, Jerusalem, Venice, Constantinople and Alexandria) and pictures of the clothing styles of different cultures (Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Italy and Egypt). Truly a beautiful piece of art from the best known English mapmaker of the Stuart period.

A New Mappe Of The Romane Empire, John Speed, 1626


    In case your print creases during the travel, as it usually does travel for some time, you can safely warm it up with a hair-dryer, and the wax will melt back right into it. You can also use a lighter, which is a much faster method, but be careful to keep the flame either above the paper or parallel to it (which means holding the paper vertically) so it doesn't smudge or even catch fire. The chance of the print actually creasing is very small, as they are rolled in bubble-wrap and shipped in a cardboard box. Also, be sure to keep the print out of the direct sunlight, as it can melt or fade.


    Visit the link below to see more about how our replicas are made, how to display them, and repair the damage:

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