1595 Wytfliet World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraved map of “Vtrivsqve Hemispherii Delineatio” was published by Cornelis Wytfliet in 1597 in his DESCRIPTIONES PTOLEMAICAE AUGMENTUM. It is regarded as the first atlas relating exclusively to the “New World”. Inspired by Mercator, this mapping shows the world as it was thought to exist at the end of the sixteenth century. In charting America Wytfliet shows us Quivira, the luxuriuosly rich lands discovered by Coronado in 1541, and Anian or the”Kingdom of Anion” which was believed to be the location of a strait between Asia and northwest America. It is interesting to note that although the hypothetical Ptolemaic Terre Australis is included, New Guinea is correctly identified as an island unto itself.
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.
1595 Wytfliet World