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Antique maps and prints are admired for the beauty of the engraving, the richness of the paper’s patina and the glow of the hand-color. Sometimes, these elements suffer damage in their travel through the centuries and an accurate, sensitive restoration is in order.

For 20 years, J.W. Dragon Studio has been restoring and reconstructing
antique color on old maps and prints. We pride ourselves on our subtle and correct application of historic color using time-honored techniques. Respect for the engraver’s art is our guiding principle and our work follows and enhances the engraving as it was done in the artist’s lifetime. J.W. Dragon Studio has an extensive research library and visual database for antique maps and prints from the mid-sixteenth through the nineteenth century. Together with our training in historic pigments and technique, we can insure an intelligent and beautiful restoration.

Please contact us for more information.


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