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Vaugondy 1750 cartouch cleaned before coloring

  after coloring

Antique Map Restoration and Conservation

The collection, conservation, and restoration of antique maps is a growing and exciting field in which knowledge and professional practices play an important part in retaining the value of any collection.  Our restoration and conservation staff works with and under the direct supervision of William Bock MFA and Associate of the AIC (American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works). Mr. Bock has over 25 years experience in the restoration and conservation of public and private collections including The Asbury Collection, State Farm of South Florida clients and The Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art. The restoration department has extensive experience working on maps and prints by Bleau, Hondius, Mercator, D'Anville, Van Kuelen, Jefferson, Vaugondy, Roberts and more.

Conservation and restoration services we provide for maps include:

• deacidification to neutralize the pH of the paper and minimize continuing yellowing, spotting or fading of the map.

• rehydration to restore the elasticity of the paper minimizing and preventing brittleness, cracking and de-lamination of color.

• conservation cleaning to remove stains, foxing, irregularities in color, or darkening of paper.

• paper repairs including patching, relining.

• repair and refresh faded hand coloring using the finest watercolors.

• conservation framing services utilizing traditional and green recycled moldings, acid free matting and backing, UV glass and acrylic glazing options and museum mounting cradling and hinging of artwork.