1854 Colton Paris
J. H. Colton & Co. were one of the leading private map publishing firms in the United States during the latter half of the 19th Century. His influential mapmaking business flourished during the years preceding the American Civil War and remained in operation until the 1890s. Colton’s high-quality steel plate engravings were complemented by stylistic choices that included decorative borders and impressive hand coloring. The vast reach of his enterprise spread from atlases and wall maps to folding pocket maps. In 1855 Colton published his Atlas of the World in two volumes and it remains one of the finest mid 19th century works. Of particular interest are the individual maps of the expanding United States and the Western territories between 1855-1869.
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.
1854 Colton Paris