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Subject: Lined map

Lined map

From: Franklin Shores <fshores>
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2001
Dorothy Blunt <dblunt [at] mail__dos__state__fl__us> writes

>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. ...
>
>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?

You should have a paper conservator repair it for you. The old linen
and glue will have to be removed from the paper. Possibly the piece
would be pre-mended at the break lines and then Japanese paper and
starch paste could then be used to line the piece. It could then be
folded as before. This is a standard treatment.

Franklin Shores


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