High-quality hand-printed and hand-colored reproduction of an antique map of Africa by Blaeu in 1642, showing views of African cities across the top and indigenous costumes along the sides. The map features animals, including elephants, monkeys, ostriches, gazelles, lions, cheetahs and camels. In the oceans are sailing ships, sea monsters, flying fish, and a compass rose. Made using a combination of modern technology and traditional methods, wherein an original is scanned, its likeness is digitally etched onto an engraving plate, then the plate is used to print the image in the traditional way, with a printing press. The map is then hand colored. Approx. 17 x 23 inches to the printed image edge. Visible plate mark. Paper has been slightly toned to look antique. Also available in a smaller size as REP371S. For other reproductions made in this method, please see the left side bar category "Digitally Engraved Specialty Reproductions".
Item Number: REP371