1840 Lauvergne Vue De Honolulu
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored woodblock engraving of “Vue De Honolulu Iles Sandwich” was published by Barthélemy Lauvergne in Auguste Nicholas Vaillant’s Voyage autour du monde circa 1840. This historically important image is one of the earliest views of the undeveloped Honolulu harbor on the island of Oahu as observed by the French navigator Auguste-Nicolas Vaillant. Vaillant’s voyage in the La Bonite (1836-1837) took him to Rio de Janiero, Valparaiso, the Philippines and China. His visit to the Hawaiian islands in 1836 provided a significant historical account of the Sandwich Islands.
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.
Lemercier Honolulu 1840