BigMapBlog's Store at Zazzle
A quick reminder:
These 40 maps are only a very small part of the 4,000+ image collection. If you're interested in seeing more maps in glorious high-resolution, head over to the main site and browse all maps.
I make no claim to exclusivity on the source images for the prints on this site – they are, after all, in the public domain (and if you didn't notice, I'm actually, well, giving away the image files on this site). Any person can, and many people do, sell prints from these files. Most are horrible and I wouldn't hang them in a closet.
Not to give anyone any business ideas, but it's very possible for anyone to download a Library of Congress image, and without even so much as a glance, upload it to a print-on-demand print shop. The unlucky buyer gets an unoptimized, foggy, faded wreck of an image; usually printed on tissue paper. This business model covers, I'm guessing, 85% of those selling prints on the web.
Prints on this Site
- Edited in a lossless (TIFF) format, and delivered to the printer in this lossless format.
- Delivered to the printer in excruciatingly high resolution.
- Printed at this same high resolution (Most 500dpi+, and none less than 350dpi).
- Optimized by a cartographer who, lame as this sounds, loves and cares for these images, and wants them to look glorious.
I'm glad to answer any question you might have. Feel free to contact me with whatever is on your mind.
–the 59 King
To request print optimization of an image not yet offered as a print, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The process takes some time, and I'm rather busy, lately. I'll try to get back to you as quickly as I can.