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c.1642 Map of the World

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A beautifully restored map of the world from 1642 originally hand coloured to define continents. 

A Double hemisphere hand coloured map of the world. Embellished with allegorical spandrel vignettes representing celestial hemispheres, north and south poles, sailing ships and sea monsters.

Interestingly this map shows North America extending to Japan, Japan shown as a oddly shaped island and it also shows Great wall of China.

This Map includes detail notations from Marco Polo, most notably the place name Beach in 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Relief shown pictorially.

Digital Remastered in house based off an original 1600s map to bring a timeless piece of art back to life, printed and framed using archival methods to ensure it will last another 400 years. 

Frame measurements:

- 70 x 95cm
- 95 x 130cm


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    UK shipping is FREE* on all orders which meet the minimum order value. 

    This is £500 for first orders and £200 for subsequent orders.

    *Please note this excludes the 2 and 3 metre "View of Nature" and Extra Large Round frames which require private courier delivery.



    Please contact us for a tailor made quote based on your location

    Frame Details

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    All of our frames are solid wood

    • Oxford Slim
      A flat slimline version of our classic Oxford frame. 
      Frame width: 45mm
    • Oxford
      A classic black and gold frame with a rustic worn finish. Made from solid wood. 
      Frame width: 60mm
    • Panama
      Rustic yet contemporary, this ivory frame is more subtle but with fine details of worn edges made from solid wood. 
      Frame Width: 43mm


    All of our fine art frames use glass. If you require arcrylic please contact us. 

    Print Details

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    • All our of prints are inspired by the illustrations of the 18th and 19th Century. Meticulously re-imagined and digitially restored in house to create attractive pieces of wall art.
    • Expertly produced giclée print features the subtle mottling and fading of the original vintage paper.
    • Printed on archival grade 315gsm 100% textured watercolour paper,
    • Sepia-toned to create a realistic antique hue
    • Mounted with an antique white conservation grade card border.
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