1880 Alexander USGS Oahu
This superb reproduction of the original antique lithographic map of “Oahu” was originally surveyed by W.D. Alexander and published in 1880 by Julius Bien & Co. for the U. S. Government. The surveys were executed under the direction of the brilliant young Royal Surveyor-General of Hawaii, William Dewitt Alexander during the reign of Queen Liliuokalani. The Hawaii Government Survey created a series of charts in scope and accuracy that succeeded in maintaining a uniquely Hawaiian approach to the mapping of each individual island. The Crown lands are colored in yellow and government lands are colored in green.
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.