1827 Krusenstern Sandwich Isles
The rarity of this superb reproduction map is demonstrated by the fact that Fitzpatrick, could secure only a later French edition of this map as an example for his book, “The Early Mapping Of Hawaii”. Admiral Johann Von Krusenstern, who visited the islands in 1804, originally published this superlatively rare map with Russian text in 1827. It is believed that a copy of this map accompanied Charles Wilkes, of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, on his visit to Hawaii, and was influential in his mapping of the Hawaiian islands. Beautifully engraved on blemish free paper this rare and important map of the Hawaiian islands has an inset showing Kotzebue’s first charting of Honolulu harbor.
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.