This map, believe it or not, it a very controversial one.
Not only does it show the mythical island of Friesland in the North Atlantic, this map purports to illustrate the voyages of the author's ancestor and his brother at the end of the 14th century and first appeared in Venice in the year 1558 as a part of a small book that contained accounts of voyages in the North Atlantic and westward to the shores of America. It is, however, a fictitious map based upon Olaus Magnus's Carta marina, along with other 16th century maps, and was probably created to give Venice, the author's native city, the credit for discovering America more than a century ahead of Columbus. Estotiland (said to be inhabited by people of European lineage, but having its own language; it is perhaps Labrador) and Drogeo (perhaps Newfoundland) on this map appear to represent the eastern coast of America. Frisland, originally referred to Iceland, but was added along with Iceland on this map. It appeared on subsequent maps for the next hundred years. It may refer to the Faroe Islands. The meridians are marked.
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This map has been carefully restored and recreated onto a heavy 100% cotton canvas and not a fragile paper. My maps can be easily rolled to be presented as a gift or retrieved from storage to be unrolled to reveal a fascinating historical conversation piece. Search your family history and geneology.
The map appearance I am trying to achieve is that of a map that has been bound in an atlas that has been lovingly cared for over the last 100+ years, with the original hand coloring. On certain monitors and smart phones, colors may look excessively bright because your screen is illuminatedfrom behind. I can assure you that the colors will not be so garish when you receive your map. Instead you will be appreciative of the heft and quality of the highly textured canvas, which can sustain a certain amount of rolling up and abuse. These were designed to be heirlooms.
Your map has a protective coating which allows it to be handled with reasonable care and to be framed WITHOUT heavy, breakable, glaring glass. Feel free to run your hands along the nicely textured surface.
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Your map will come with unfinished edges. This provides extra protection in shipping and versatility in the presentation.
You will need to trim your canvas with sharp scissors to get the aesthetic look you desire. For pinning to your wall, the cutting line is obvious although some people leave additional margin at the bottom to accommodate the title.
If you intend to frame your map, you should not crop your map any further, but leave the excess margin for the framer to deal with.
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