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Author: J. Speed
|Size:||Inches:||32 x 24|
|CM:||80 x 60|
During the 17th century, John Speed, earned his place among the experts that contributed to a century of re birth and map making splendor: we find that his A New Mape of Ye XVII Provinces of Low Germanie (1676), is a most remarkable result of his effort.This map is mounted on cotton canvas and reflects the manufacturing procedure that was frequently used in the past thus ensuring a better preservation of the map itself and making it easier to carry them. It is thanks to the use of these materials and water coloring techniques that this work is recreated enabling it to renew the beauty and historical-cultural value of the original.
This artistic reproduction of a vintage map was made using modern graphic procedures, but obtaining the results found in the antique copperplate engraving technique, as one can easily find out by lightly rubbing his/her finger on the map. This map, which is an exact reproduction of the original antique, is printed on cotton paper panels which are glued and mounted on a cotton cloth background "a stacchi" (slightly separated from each other), in order to allow for folding and easier transport. Finally, map is water-colored by hand making it a truly unique piece, worthy of the original old print.