1630 Blaeu World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica..”, was first published by Willem Blaeu in 1630. In its combination of exuberant decoration and geographic sophistication, Blaeu’s world map is considered by many as the peak of Dutch map-making. It details a distorted northwestern coast of America including a peninsular California as well as a representation of the great unknown southern continent “Terra Australis”. Finely engraved border panels enhanced by original color, depict various classical gods along the top along with representations of the four seasons, the elements, and superbly detailed illustrations of the Seven Wonders of the World on the bottom. Other decorative elements include numerous ships, sea monsters, compass roses, and three decorative cartouches.
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.
1630 Blaeu World