1755 British & French North America
This is a superior reproduction of the original antique hand colored copperplate engraving of “A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America” was published in the Gentleman’s Magazine circa 1755. This publication was an illustrated news periodical published for the upper classes and successful merchants of 18th century England. Gentleman’s Magazine had a one hundred and twenty seven year following, and was a major source of topical news for its’ readership. Next to the title cartouche is a detailed explanation of voyages of discovery and settlements leading to the claims of the British and French in North America.
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.
1755 British & French Settlements North America