Imperfect Image Manifest – “18th Century Chinese Map”

18th Century Chinese Astronomy map, image irregularity detail
This map of 18th century Chinese astronomy is optimized and available for purchase, but it is slightly below the very high standards Big Map Blog places on imagery it uses for print.

Many of these shortcomings may amount to stylistic preferences, and it can still make a very handsome print, but I would rather be upfront about quality issues and avoid any potential surprises.

One thing to keep in mind is that smaller prints will mitigate some of these issues to some degree. You may want to explore purchasing the next size smaller if your wall allows it.

I'm quite happy to do this to help aid in transparency. If you'd like to buy the print, please visit our Prints Page, or go directly to the product page via the following link:
18th Century Chinese Astronomy - Product Page

Known issues:
Not intended as a complete list.
  • Several very small yellowed areas, possibly from water damage.
  • A handful of Chinese characters, primarily across the seam at the center, show signs of amateurish restoration.
  • Inconstant, and possibly imperceptible, blur in the upper quarter
  • a handful of very small holes or tears, none obtrusive.
Full-res depictions of problem areas:
Not intended to be comprehensive.
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