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Author: Wilhelm Blaeu
|Size:||Inches:||43 x 33|
|CM:||110 x 83|
SKU: ASI 2
Wilhelm Blaeu " Janszoon " (Amsterdam 1571 - 1638 )
The title cartouche is decorated with turbaned heads at each end. Two Ottoman vessels are shown in a naval engagement with a foreign vessel. A man in local costume is shown next to the scale ruler.The map extends from theAegean to Euphrates river in the east and includes Cyprus and part of Crete.
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.