1784 Gussefield Nord America (Homann)
This beautiful reproduction of the original antique copperplate engraving of “Charte uber Die XIII Staaten von Nord-America” was published by Homann Heirs – F. L. Gussefeld circa 1784. Beginning with the Gulf of Mexico and extending well north through much of Canada, this finely detailed map shows the original 13 States plus the territory of Louisiana and the Mississippi River. Particularly noteworthy is the creative configuration of the Great Lakes region. A truly wonderful example of late 18th Century German map making, this map is highly regarded by today’s serious collector.
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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.
1784 Gussefield Nord America (Homan)