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|Why Are Our Maps & Prints So Special?|
|Most map and prints purveyors will sell you a just that, a map or a print in a cheap plastic bag. At PastPresent Gallery we go much farther to preserve and protect these irreplaceable pieces and deliver them to you in an high-quality, presentable form.|
First, we try to avoid handling these pieces as much as possible and when we do our conservators wear gloves to protect them from damaging oils. Each map or print is dry cleaned by hand. In a few cases we may use conservation standard wet processes.
Any repairs needed are made with archival materials and only when absolutely necessary to protect a piece from further damage. Each item is mounted on acid free mounting boards with special mylar strip that allows the piece to "float" in the mounting . No adhesive is used in mounting. Then, all of our maps and prints are double matted within museum quality , archival, 100% cotton-rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. These extra steps not only preserve these irreplaceable artifacts, they create an impressive presentation!
If you wish to have your artwork framed for immediate enjoyment, we offer museum quality custom framing at a very small cost. We offer a wide assortment of classic styled wood frames. To help safeguard your antique print from ultraviolet light damage, we only use UV filtering acrylic glazing. In addition, our frames are even backed with with acid-free paper, instead of plain kraft paper.
These beautiful antique works of art deserve special care and a high-quality attractive presentation. That is what we strive to provide.
We back every item in our gallery with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
So, you see, we aren’t just an antique map and print dealer. We are preserving and presenting these incredible pieces of the past for the enjoyment of many future generations.
All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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