In Progress: Map of Novi Belgii 2011.65ab

Before Treatment
Laid paper on a cardboard backing; black printing ink; watercolor in red, pink, green.


Condition: Backing board distorted; paper mottled; foxing mostly in center; mold; dirt/grime around edges; loss of printing ink from around edges from handling; colors faded

Vacuum mold
Mechanical cleaning
Solubility testing - pink & red water soluble

Before Treatment Detail - beautiful engraving
Before Treatment Detail - see the mold?


... No Mold!

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