1861 Johnson World
This superior reproduction of the original antique engraved “Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection” was published by Johnson and Browning of New York in 1861 in JOHNSON’S NEW ILLUSTRATED FAMILY ATLAS. This map shows the empires and countries, cities and towns, rivers, mountains, lakes and islands of the world as they were known to exist in the mid nineteenth century. Of special interest are the mythical islands of the Pacific whose existence was perpetuated by whalers into the nineteenth century. Also of special interest are the exploratory tracks of Captain James Cook’s three voyages of discovery and Captain Wilkes’ U.S. Exploratory Expedition.
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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.
1861 Johnson World