1535 Fries World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored woodblock engraved map of “Tabula Orbis Cum Defcriptione Ventorum” was published by Laurent Fries of Strassburg circa 1535. This fascinating map includes geographic ambiguities of the early 16th century including India divided into a double peninsula, England and Scotland as two separate islands as well as one of the earliest representations of America as a southwestern continent. Practically everything east of Arabia is conjecture with a distorted southeastern Asia without Japan. Africa is portrayed using the Ptolemaic model which shows the Nile as sourced by lakes in a mountain range. There is also an unusual series of banners, printed with the names of corresponding winds.
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.
1535 Fries World