1989 Rand McNally Hawaii Western Islands
This interesting reproduction of the original lithographic “Map of Hawaii” was originally published in 1898 by Rand, McNally & Co. This map shows the distances between the Hawaiian Islands and various locations on the Pacific Rim. Published before the era of air transport, the Hawaii shown here could only be visited by the most intrepid and wealthy tourist. The geological features of the Hawaiian volcanoes are excellently portrayed. Also note the inset of the Western Islands of Hawaii, including Kauai and Niihau. This map was printed the same year that Hawaii became part of the United States.
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.