1862 Weller Hawaiian Archepelago
This superb reproduction of the original antique engraved map of the “Hawaiian Archipelago” was first published in 1862 by Edward Weller. It appeared in the first English edition of Hawaii, the Past, Present and Future of its Island Kingdom by Manley Hopkins, the Hawaiian Consul General at the time. This fascinating map was delicately engraved on steel and is the only 19th century map to be embellished with the flag of The Kingdom of Hawaii. An inset map shows the relative location of the Hawaiian Archipelago in Pacific.This map was engraved by Edward Weller, a respected Victorian Engraver that is recognized as a British pioneer in lithography.
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.