1835 Backer View of Karakakooa Bay
The beautiful reproduction of the original antique hand colored engraving of “Het opperhoofd van het eiland Owhyhee brengt een bezoek aan boord van de Wilhelmina en Maria, geankerd in de baai van Karakakooa” was published in 1835 by H. J. Backer, Amsterdam. This early view of the landing of the Dutch ships Wilhelmina and Maria in “Karakakooa” or Kealakakua Bay was used to illustrate Boelen’s Reize naar de oost- en west-kust van Zuid-Amerika enz., gedaan in de jaren 1826, 1827, 1828 en 1829 met het koopvaardijschip Wilhelmina en Maria published in 1835.
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.