Imperfect Image Manifest – “Washington, the Beautiful Capital of the Nation” (1923)

18th Century Chinese Astronomy map, image irregularity detail
This map of Washington D.C. in 1923 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:
Washington D.C. 1923 - Product Page

Known issues:
Not intended as a complete list.
  • Slightly inconsistant blur at seams.
  • 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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