1844 Wilkes Hawaiian Group with Kealakekua Inset
This superb reproduction of the original, beautifully-detailed antique map was first published during the reign of King Kamehameha III (1824-1854). Progress in the early portion of his reign, was periodically interrupted by the conduct of the officers of foreign powers. These incidents led to the recognition of the Islands’ independence by the governments of Great Britain, France and the United States by 1844. This superior facsimile of the hand colored antique “Map of the Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands” was originally published by the U.S. Ex. Ex. circa 1841. The finely detailed map shows the islands’ regions, important population locations and volcanoes as they existed near the middle of the nineteenth century.
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.