1740 Ottons Japan
This beautiful reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of Japan was published by R. & J. Ottens circa 1745 in their Atlas Major. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, The Netherlands, although comprising a comparative small area, became a very rich country and its scientists and writers made it an intellectual center. This beautiful map by Josua and Reinier Ottens of the Dutch map making dynasty is embellished with full hand color. Of noteworthy interest is the ornately detailed title cartouche replete with representations of Japanese Gods. The inset of the “Kamtschatka” Peninsula completes this wonderful masterpiece.
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.
1740 Ottons Japan
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