Widely regarded as the first printed map to provide information concerning Columbus' discoveries in the New World, this untitled map by Gregor Reisch from 1503 is based on the geography of Ptolemy in the second century CE and features Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, with the Indian Ocean shown as an enclosed sea.

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. The size of the print is 25x35 cm.

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.

Visit the link below to see more about how our replicas are made, how to display them, and repair the damage:

Untitled Ptolemaic map by Gregor Reisch, 1503

€20.00 Regular Price
€15.00Sale Price

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

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