1650 Jansson Africa, Europe & Middle East (Ancient World)
This beautiful reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraving of “Orbis Terrarus Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus” was published by Jan Janssonius circa 1650. This fascinating depiction of the Ancient World covers Europe, western Asia, and Northern Africa as well as significant portions of the surrounding seas. Africa is oriented at the center and Europe and Asia are shown in detail as well. This detailed chart includes ancient world place names from Ptolemy’s Geographica as well as all five climatic zones. Sailing ships and sea monsters add decorative appeal.
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.
1650 Janson Africa, Europe & Middle East (Ancient World)