1784 Harrison Hawaiian Islands
This superior reproduction of the original copperplate map of “A New Chart of the Sandwich Islands; Including Owhyhee, where Capt. Cook was killed on Sunday the 14th of February 1779,” was originally published in 1784 by Harrison & Co. of London. This detailed chart shows the path of the Resolution and the Discovery when Captain Cook first discovered the Sandwich Islands in January of 1778, and the second visit to the Islands in February of 1779 where Captain Cook was killed by the natives at Karakakooa Bay (Kealakekua Bay) on the Island of Hawaii (“Owhyhee”).
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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.