1786 Hogg Cook-Bligh Sandwich Isles
This historically important first charting of the Hawaiian Islands was created by Captain James Cook, and assisted by William Bligh, on Cook’s third and final Pacific voyage. It was originally published in Anderson’s VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK by Alexander Hogg of London in 1784-86. It shows the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery following Captain Cook’s discovery of the Sandwich Islands in January 1778. The inset shows Kealakekua Bay where the great navigator met his untimely demise on February 14, 1779.
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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.