1834 D’urville Des Isles Hawaii
This superior reproduction of the original engraved map of “Des Isles Hawaii” was published by Dumont D’urville in his VOYAGE PITTORESQUE AUTOUR DU MONDE circa 1837. Although D’Urville never visited Hawaii, he did originally publish this map based on the Vancouver charting of 1794. It pays particular attention to settlements on the “Big Island” of Hawaii. It is interesting to note that on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is placed on the Ewa side of Pearl Harbor, approximately 20 miles from its true location. Of added interest is an inset of “Ile de Oahou”.
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.