1720 De L’isle World Map
This reproduction of the highly decorative and beautifully colored copper plate engraved “Mappe Monde a l’usage du Roy” was published circa 1720 by the esteemed astronomer and geographer Guillaume De L’Isle (1675-1726). This map of the world was one of the first to again feature California as a peninsula after decades of European cartographers drawing it as an island. Guillaume De L’Isle also corrected the extended length of the Mediterranean among other advances in cartography. This double hemisphere map depicts the routes of the explorers Magellan, Dampier, Tasman, Le Maire, Gaetan, Oliver, Dudley, Medana, Gallegos and Schouten.
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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.
1720 De L’isle World
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