1630 Hondius Bermuda
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Bermuda” was originally published by Hondius-Jansson in 1630. Of noteworthy interest on this finely detailed image is the reference to Bermuda as the Somers Islands, and the fact that in 1612, the Bermudas were granted to an off shoot of the Virginia Company, which explains the textual annotations regarding the Roanoke colony in Virginia and the display of the Virginia Company’s coat of arms on the lower left. Note that the American mainland recorded across the top of the map is geographically strategic to only the miniature outline of Bermuda placed between the cartouche and the Bermuda map proper. Hondius is considered to be one of a handful of early mapmakers whose maps were not only aesthetically pleasing but as geographically precise as current knowledge would allow.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.
1630 Hondius Bermuda