Queen Europe, or Europa Regina in Latin, is a depiction of Europe as a young woman wearing a crown. This map was popularized in the 1500s, and the edition we are selling comes from Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia.
All map reproductions are done on hand-processed paper, illuminated with gold paint and finished with beeswax, giving them a real parchment-like look. Actual colours may vary a bit due to different monitors displaying colors differently.
Europa Regina, Sebastian Münster, 1588
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.
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