1640 Blaeu Asia
This beautiful reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Asia noviter delineata” was published by Guiljelmo Blaeuw (Blaeu) from his Atlas Major circa 1630. It is a classic chart of the Asian continent from the mid 17th century. Exquisitely engraved, this map features decorative vignettes of the indigenous people from various regions, sea-going vessels of trade and exploration, and monsters and mythological creatures of the deep. The map features a complete, relatively accurate representation of the islands of Indonesia, reflecting the intense political interest in trade in the region during the time of publication.
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.
1640 Blaeu Asia
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