High-quality hand-printed and hand colored reproduction of an antique map of North and Central America by Jansson from circa 1652. Features California as an island, and the north west of the continent left blank. Includes text explaining the discoveries to that date. The Hudson Bay is called Buttons Bay, and the St Lawrence flows from Lake Iroquois, the only Great Lake to be shown. Animals roam the land and ships sail in the oceans. 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. It is then hand-colored and mounted onto linen cloth. This map consists of four sheets that measure approx. 9.5" x 11.25" each with about 1/4 inch of linen visible between them. Total overall dimensions are approx. 19.25" x 22.75" to the paper edges. There is approximately one inch of linen margin beyond the paper that can be folded under when the map is framed. For other reproductions made in this method, please see the left side bar category "Digitally Engraved Specialty Reproductions".
Item Number: REP391CL