1680 Danckert World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula” by Auct. F. de Wit was originally published by Danckerts in 1680. This double hemisphere map, with two small polar maps, has large and lively scenes allegorically representing the four elements. Fire is shown by war and destruction: air by the heavens: earth by harvesting and husbandry; and water by ships. This detailed map highlights the geographical fallacies that plagued geographers of the time including representations of California as an island, New Zealand as a single island, an uncharted Northwestern coast of America and an undefined western coast of Australia.
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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 Dankert World