Cantino Planisphere, 16th Century World Map
The Cantino Planishpere is the oldest known map showing Portugal's geographic discoveries in the eastern and western hemispheres. The map is notable for being the first map to feature the eastern Amercian coast including the Brazilian coast which was explored in 1500 by Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral.
The map is named after Alberto Cantino, an operative for the Duke of Ferrara, for successfully stealing the map from Portugal and taking it to Italy.
The map is also notable for being one of the first maps to feature detailed depictions of the African coast of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
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. Printed on Archive Paper, Luster Photo Paper, or Matte Canvas.
Map print ships rolled up in a durable cardboard tube. Frame is not included.
Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.
A premium semi-gloss photo paper with a subtle texture that produces a vivid, richly detailed print. This material results in an exquisitely detailed giclee print of substantially higher quality than a standard poster.
A canvas giclee print is mounted to wooden hanging rails placed along the top and bottom of the map. Ready to hang on the wall using the attached hanging cord. Wood rails feature a natural finish.
A high quality canvas giclee print is hand stretched over a sturdy wood frame. Printed on demand and handcrated in Seattle, WA. The canvas gallery wrap serves as a stunning piece of art ready to hang on your wall.