Conjuring up the golden age of exploration, this exquisite 1642 double hemisphere map of the world includes pictorial relief illustrations and detailed notations from Marco Polo, most notably the place name ‘Terra Australis Incognita’.
Originally hand-coloured to define the continents, it’s embellished with allegorical spandrel vignettes representing celestial hemispheres, North and South Poles, sailing ships and sea monsters. Full of fascinating detail, it shows the world as it was understood in the 17th century, complete with inaccuracies such as North America extending to an oddly shaped Japan.
Message from the maker - We remaster these antique pieces in house to restore damage, and bring back the original colours, printed with archival grade methods to ensure the highest quality and prevent ageing.
Framed ready to hang in your home.
MEASUREMENTS: 95 x 70 cm
The company that produce this print use British suppliers for every component. All of their prints are digitally restored and printed using archival grade, conservation methods in house. Every frame is machine cut, assembled and finished in their workshop to the highest standards.
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