1606 Mercator Hondius Holy Land (Terra Sancta – Palestina)
This superior reproduction of the original antique hand coloured copperplate engraved map of “Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol: Palestina” was originally published in 1606-1619 by Gerhard Mercator of Amsterdam. Very similar in appearance to Abraham Ortelius’s earlier “Terra Sancta”, an illustration of Jonah and the whale appears on the left, while on the right, in the Dead Sea, tiny images of the Biblical towns of Sodom and Gomorrah are shown on fire. An elaborate title cartouche completes the chart.
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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.
Mercator Hondius Holy Land (Terra Sancta – Palestina)
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