1797 La Perouse Sandwich Isles
This superb reproduction of the original antique copperplate engraved map of “Carte des Iles Sandwich” was first published in ATLAS DU VOYAGE DE LA PEROUSE IN PARIS in 1797. La Perouse, the first official visitor to Maui, executed this charting of the Hawaiian Islands, which is a compilation of the data from La Perouse and Cook’s explorations in the Hawaiian Islands. Note the charted lines of La Perouse’s voyage through the Sandwich Islands – Hawaii. Louis XVI sent La Perouse on his voyages to promote French foreign trade and advance scientific understanding. Comte de La Perouse was killed in an unfortunate incident on Vanikoro during his second voyage of exploration.
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.