Old Map of Africa

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A stupendous old map of Africa originally created by Willem Janszoon Blaeu. This is a ‘Museum Quality’ giclée print; a long lasting and faithful reproduction of the original antique map. The particular print displays two pages titled "Nova Et Accvratissima Totius Terrarvm Orbis Tabvla" from the atlas published by Willem’s son Joan Blaeu in 1662.

Print Size
Printed at 22×17″ (that’s 55.8x42cm). This print will fit a standard Photo Frame, any online retailer or photographic store should stock a good selection at this size. However, should you be located in Europe, we can adjust the print size to better suit a standard EU Paper Frame of “A2”, that is 59x42cm.

Please Contact Us before ordering to confirm this alteration.

Atlas Maior
Published by Joan Blaeu in 1662 the atlas from which this map originates set the blueprint (or should that be, the ‘Blaeu Print’?) for all that followed. In a sense the ‘Atlas Maior’ will never be bettered, for it is a most wonderfully sumptuous and ornate creation. You’ll find a garlanded cartouche on almost every page, full-masted galleons upon the Oceanus Occidentalis, elephants and lions on the plod and prowl in the Guinea, huge-hatted men with compasses and globes competing for space with cherubs and unicorns who all seem to be trying to do their bit to help in the mapmaking. The more time spent admiring the 11 volumes of this atlas, the harder it becomes to pick out a favourite map.

Framing Options
Currently we cannot provide a framing service, we are working to address this and we’ll hopefully reinstate Framing Options in the near future.

‘Museum Quality’
Here at ‘the Blaeu Prints’ we produce each map on deliciously thick, textured, matt paper crafted by Hahnemühle. Germany’s oldest art paper manufacturer who have created traditional artist papers since 1584. More recently the company invented digital Fine Art Paper by combining genuine artist paper with an innovative inkjet coating. Papers offer the tactile surface of traditional artist paper with the highest longevity in the industry. In truly archival conditions these papers can last hundreds of years with no noticeable colour shift. We choose Hahnemühle for all our reproduction work.

Made to Order
Should you require this historical map print in any particular size, don’t hesitate to Contact Us. You may wish to request blank print margin, allowing for a professional framer to create a mount for your print. We would be very happy to create a ‘Custom Size’ print for you. Please contact us to discuss options before ordering as various sizes will have varying prices.

1 review for Old Map of Africa

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise K Dean

    Absolutely amazing print quality, and the details just make it. The biggest thanks go to Callum who really went above and beyond to help me get a brilliant birthday present. Good Luck with your move!

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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 22 x 17 in

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