Pictured here is a mandrake plant from 1583, as drawn by Rembert Dodoens. Mandrake is very common in folklore tales, and my favourite one is that you'll be condemned to hell if you pull it out of the ground, as well as killed by its crying and screaming, which is why people would tie it for animals to pull them out.
All of our reproductions are done on hand-processed paper, illuminated with gold paint and finished with beeswax, giving them a real parchment-like look. Actual colors may vary a bit due to different monitors displaying colors differently.
Mandrake, Rembert Dodoens, 1583
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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