Imperfect Image Manifest – “California Roads” (1896)

California Roads
The map "Blum's Map of California Roads For Cyclists (1896)" 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:
California Roads for Cyclists (1896) - Product Page

Known issues:
Not intended as a complete list.
  • Large film grain, throughout (see below)
  • Several small creases, rips, or tears in the collar
  • Some "ghosting" of a rubber stamp; possibly from storage
Full-res depictions of problem areas:
Not intended to be comprehensive.
California Roads For Cyclists, image irregularity detail, image 01

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