1848 Bingham Hawaiian Islands
This reproduction of the original antique map of the “Hawaiian Islands” was published in Hiram Bingham’s A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands in 1848. Bingham was one of the early missionaries to visit Hawaii and in the 21 years he stayed there he contributed greatly to the success of the Lahainaluna High School in Lahaina (the first high school West of the Rockies). He helped translate the Bible into Hawaiian (a previously unwritten language) and was instrumental in the development of Hawaii’s first printing press. This is one of the earliest maps to omit The Sandwich Islands moniker in reference to the Hawaiian Islands.
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.