1670 De Wit World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved double hemisphere map of “Nova Orbis Tabula” was published by Frederick de Witt in 1670. Originally a wall map published and assembled on canvas from six separate copper plates, this detailed revision highlights the geographical fallacies that plagued geographers of the time including representations of California as an island, New Zealand as a single line, a distorted Northwestern coast of America and an uncharted western coast of Australia. The beautifully rendered artistic embellishments include celestial spheres, polar projections, astronomical diagrams and representations of the four elements.
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.
De Wit World 1670