1565 Forlani World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored woodblock engraved map of “Universale Descrittione Di Tutta La Terra Conoscivta Fin Qvi” was originally published in Venice by Paolo Forlani circa 1556. This fascinating chart contains all of the elements of classical world maps including the “great unknown southern continent’ depicted as populated with a collection of unlikely animals. Sea monsters and sailing ships ply the oceans. This map incorporates all the latest geographic information of the day, combined with the geographical myths and speculations that plagues early geographers.
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.
1565 Forlani World
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