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A New and Accurat Map of the World

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A New and Accurat Map of the World

Author: J. Speed / Humble

Year/Period: 1626

Size:Inches:34 x 27
CM:88 X 70

Price: $499.99


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During the 17th century the British map-maker J. Speed earned his place among the experts that contributed to a century of re-birth in the science/art of map making. Even though there are not many well known works by this artist, A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE WORLD is a most remarkable result of his efforts. This planisphere is characterized by its array of allegorical figures. Water, fire, air and earth are represented by subjects that create a pleasurable visual effect. The depiction of the eclipses of the Sun and the Moon and the armillary sphere render the work fascinating.

Engraving Information:

This artistic reproduction of an antique map was made using the same techniques, materials and instruments used for the original. Map is created from a zinc slab that is mounted on a wooden base and printed by hand, a piece at the time, on a press with a limited production size of 20 pieces each time. Map 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 vintage map.