This colorful 17th century old world map reproduction was featured in
John Speed's Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, published
1676 London. The hand colored map features the world split into eastern
and western hemispheres with ancillary maps, diagrams, and
illustrations. Supplemental diagrams include: "The Heavens and
Elements", "A Figure of the Sphere", "The Eclipse of the Moon", and "The
Eclipse of the Sun". Also shown are two celestial hemispheres and
illustrations representing the elements: earth, fire, air, & water.
This is a museum quality antique map reproduction print available in multiple sizes as either a paper print or
Giclee photo paper print. Giclee prints are also available with dry-mounting to a 1" deep plaque mount style frame
with 1/8" beveled edge (Choose from 30 frame edge color choices).
All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.
The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the
original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original.
Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible. Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.
Each map is produced as a detailed museum quality archive print. This special printing process is known as Giclee (zhee-CLAY) and is
commonly used to produce very high quality fine art prints. The result is an exquisitely detailed print of substantially higher quality than a standard map poster.
Giclee Print Features:
- Printed on 10 mil premium luster photo paper resulting in a brilliant, colorful image with a vivid life-like quality.
- Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in
fine, precise detail.
- Inks have
a lightfastness rating of over 100 years, guaranteeing minimal noticeable
fading over a very long period of time.
- Printed using very high resolution source files.
- Giclee printing is superior to traditional lithography in a number of ways: colors are brighter, lasts longer, and is a higher resolution.
Museum quality beveled edge plaque mounting is available for our historic map giclee prints.
Example of Print Mounted to Beveled Edge Frame
Beveled Edge Frame Mounting:
- Giclee print on glossy photo paper is dry-mounted to 1/4" MDF in a heat
press using archival-quality acid-free dry mounting adhesive.
- Premium laminating film is applied to the surface using a heat press
under 120 tons of pressure.
- Matte laminate provides protection from moisture, UV degradation, and
damage from handling.
- The 1" deep frame is finished with a 1/8" beveled edge and
sealed with a film in your choice of 30 edge color
- Final result is a non-glare, easy to clean professional product suitable for public display in the worlds most prestigious museums or galleries.
- The durable surface can be cleaned with glass cleaner and paper towels.
- Ships within 2 weeks.
Dry Mounting Process
Canvas map prints as well as canvas mounted to wood hanging rails are also available, call or e-mail for quote.
We can customize this map.
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- Create a custom size map
- Add a company logo
- Add artwork / custom graphics
- Mark points of interest
- Highlight an area of the map
- Customize map colors
- Mark areas w/ unique symbols