1630 Hondius World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica…” was published by Henricus Hondius circa 1630. In 1629, Henricus Hondius and his partner, Jan Jansson, set about revising the Mercator-Hondius atlas which had continued unchanged for nearly thirty-five years. It is a beautiful example of the decorative cartography of the time. This detailed chart highlights the geographical fallacies that plagued geographers of the time including representations of California as an island, a distorted Northwestern coast of America, and parts of the north Australia coastline extending towards New Guinea. The two hemispheres are bordered by voluptuous representations of the four elements and other scenes: in the four corners are portraits of Julius Caesar, Claudius Ptolemy, the author’s father, Jodocus Hondius, and his mentor Gerard Mercator.
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.
1630 Hondius World
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