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C.1642 Map of The World Frame

C.1642 Map of The World Frame

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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-colored 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.

They digitally remastered this incredible map to restore it to its former glory here in the Lancashire studio, printing it using archival methods for the highest quality and durability to ensure it will last another 400 years. Like all these prints, it’s artfully framed with sustainable wood, and each and every element is hand-cut, printed, and assembled in Britain to create pictures of distinction with a minimal carbon footprint.

  • All prints are digitally restored and republished originals.
  • They are printed on archival-grade paper with fine art inks.
  • Mounted with a white conservation grade Daler Rowney mountboard.

    All frames are made from solid wood

    • Oxford
      A classic black and gold frame.
      Frame width: 60mm
    • Oxford Slim
      A flat slimline version of our classic Oxford frame. 
      Frame width: 43mm


    All frame prints are made with glass. If you require acrylic please get in touch with us. 

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