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Example of map detail
|Because many of the maps are very fragile, we
take great care at the archive to make one digital file that will
reproduce stunning maps. The process generally includes photographing
the map with a large-format camera. The resulting digital file usually
exceeds 300 megabytes. The final print is absolutely stunning and
includes details as small as fibers in the original maps. When framed,
behind glass, it is very difficult to tell that the map is a reprint.
The paper that we use is Epson Premium Semi-Matte. This paper has a very
slight sheen, similar to vellum.
As you shop for maps on historyNYC.com you will find that the thumbnail images have been greatly reduced in quality in order for them to load faster. Below, are some higher resolution images (look left and right) that give a better idea about the amazing level of detail in the maps that we offer.