This beautiful Blaeus World Map dates from the latter half of the 17th century and this beautiful reprint captures the exquisite artwork and detailed cartography that was a feature of the time. This has become the most popular world map reproductions available today with its vivid colours and dynamic details in the 4 corners representing the seasons.
The coastlines of the continents are recognizably close to the real world as we know it now, with the west coast of North America perhaps the least well-known at the time. For example, California is shown as an island and the Alaskan-Canadian coastline shows no detail.
The margins are decorated with illustrations of historical and mythological figures with captions in Latin. The map is decorated with sailing ships and sea creatures common to maps of this era.
- Huge impressive 158 cm x 108 cm poster-size antique World wall map.
- Accurate reprint of the famous Blaeu original map from circa 1664.
- Long lasting 'Plastic Coated' option protects from creases, rips and spills.
- Framed option is a slender, satin finish aluminium in one of five colours; silver, gold, black, blue or green. The frame has a very easy and user-friendly mounting system with key hole slots and requires only the fixing of two round headed screws to hang.