Geographicus maintains an archive of high-resolution rare map scans. We scan our maps at 300 DPI or higher, with newer images being 600 DPI, (either TIFF or JPEG, depending on when the scan was done) which is most cases in suitable for enlargement and printing. Once you purchase our digital scan service, you will receive a DropBox link where you can download the image. Most image download links are supplied within 1-2 business days. If the particular map you have requested an image of is unavailable in high-resolution format, we will refund your purchase.
Credit and Scope of Use
Most of our map scans are not restricted by copyright and can be used freely. We are selling a digital scan services, not a physical printed reproduction
, so while you may receive a shipment notification, not physical product is shipped. All delivery is electronic. Nor are we selling permission to use the image, which in most cases is in the public domain. Nonetheless, we do appreciate a credit for our work in scanning and editing the image. Should you wish to credit us, please use the following credit line:
Courtesy of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps (http://www.geographicus.com). How Large Can I Print?
To answer this question you will need to consult a printing or reprographics firm. In general, at 300 DPI, you should at least be able to double the size of the actual image, more so with our 600 DPI images. So, if the original was 10 x 12 inches, you can print at 20 x 24 inches, without quality loss. If your display requirements can accommodate some loss in image quality, you can make it even larger. That being said, no quality of scan will allow you to blow up at 10 x 12 inch map to wall size without significant quality loss.
Digital images scans are a service, not a tangible product, and cannot be returned or refunded once we provide the download link. The textual description provided describes the physical antique map, not the digital image scan, and is not included in the sale, nor is the use this textual content, which is under copyright, permitted.