This upside-down map of 16th century Europe is one of the most interesting maps in our shop. Made in 1542 by Sebastian Münster and published in Basel, it shows Europe with the Apennine Peninsula on the top, the north being shown in the bottom.
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.
Europae Tabula by Sebastian Münster, 1540
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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