1787 La Perouse Chart of Navigators Samoa
This superb reproduction of the original copperplate engraving of “Chart of Navigators Samoa” was first published in Atlas Du Voyage De La Perouse in Paris circa 1797. The Comte de la Perouse, explorer, navigator and hydrographer, was sent by Louis XVI on an expedition to rival that of the English Capt. James Cook. This early chart of the Samoan Islands shows excellent detail of Pola, Oyolava, Maouna, Fanfoue, and Opoun Islands with the tract of La Perouse’s ships. Eleven profile views of the islands are shown as well as an inset and a table showing the latitude & longitude of the major islands.
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.
1787 La Perouse Chart of Navagators Samoa