1680 Dewitt Pacific
This superb reproduction of the original antique copperplate engraved map of the Pacific entitled “Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California” was published by Frederick De Wit, Amsterdam, circa 1680. The depiction of California as an island was widely accepted as a qualified representation, perpetuated by the Spaniards, until Father Kino established its peninsularity about 1705. Resplendent with a magnificent cartouche as well as vignettes of ships and a inset of Magellan, this map also shows the only portion of New Zealand that was mapped at the time. It is interesting to note that decades after it’s discovery, California was still widely considered to be an island.
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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.
1680 Dewitt Pacific