1748 Le Rouge World
This superb reproduction of the originally antique hand colored copperplate engraved “Mappe Monde” was published in 1748 by French Cartographer, George Le Rouge. Embellished with a colorful cartouche, the border surrounding this double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with peoples of the world. The Pacific Coast of North America is shrouded in mystery, although California is correctly identified as part of the mainland and not an island, the West, which was yet to be fully explored is lacking definition. Three years prior to the publication of this map, the British Fleet, assisted by New England colonists, captured Louisburg (located off the northeast coast of North America) from the French. This would be one of many battles fought between the British and French during the colonization of North America. Also of note is the designation of Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania as the continent of Australia or “Nouvelle Hollande.”
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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.
1748 Le Rouge World