1752 Bellin Japan
This superior reproduction of the beautifully engraved original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Carte de l’Empire du Japon” was published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, the Elder (1702-1772), Hydrographer to the Crown of France in 1752 for the Historie Generale. Bellin’s mapping of Japan is curious in that despite being less advanced than other models, it was very influential, being copied by such other makers as Bowen. Cortazzi remarks that Kyushu is slanted to the east with Nagasaki and the nearby peninsula almost parallel with southern Kyushu. This is a very pretty map in excellent condition enhanced by wash color. This map depicts the towns, villages, mountain ranges, rivers, and lakes as they appeared at the mid eighteenth century.
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.
1750 Bellin Japan
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