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Subject: Lined map

Lined map

From: Dorothy Blunt <dblunt>
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2001
Our Rare Books Collection recently has acquired a linen backed map,
which folds down into a book--with case binding and all. It is about
5 feet by 3 feet when unfolded, and 8 inches by  5 inches when
folded.  The map was printed in 1867 by the Office of Land
Management, and shows all known mineral deposits, oil fields and the

Both layers of map (linen and paper) are splitting along every fold
line. Every color used for the mineral deposits and other
demarcations is water-soluble.

The RBC wants to keep the map in its accordion-book format.

How should I repair the map?

Dolly Blunt
Preservation Officer/Conservator
Florida State Archives

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:14
                  Distributed: Friday, August 3, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-14-014
Received on Thursday, 2 August, 2001

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