"Hand Painted Old World Map" Matted 16X20 Painting-Print by Dr Franky Dolan

ABOUT THIS OLD WORLD MAP, "Nova Orbis Terraquei Tabula Accuratissi Delineata":
Here we have a gorgeous old world map, beautifully painted over and protected by Dr Franky Dolan. With an intense passion for the forgotten beauty of ancient art, he has a collection of rare ancient maps and artifacts. We specially selected and printed a faded black and white impression of a real map, originally inked in the 1600s!

Dr Dolan is a master color composer. He layers paints and mediums to allow the piece to actually change color, depending on the time of day or the angle of light. He brought it back to a whole new life, using colorful layers of special inks and paints that will last the test of time. Look closely, see the brush strokes and ink marks that he enhanced this map with, all by hand. The light orange marks are metallic paints that become so incredibly alive in person. This original one of a kind art piece is a true heart-filled resurrection of the forgotten art of map-making. It is a true old world piece of history, reincarnated through art.

"Nova Orbis Terraquei Tabulaa Accuratissi Delineata" is written at the top of the piece in Old Italian, which is a branch of Vulgar Latin. Translated to English, it says "New Round Globe, purely and accurately outlined". There is an emblem at the bottom of this piece, which tells us beautifully and proudly in French, that it was originally erected with privilege, through the Academy of Sciences. It was the most up-to-date map that they could create with the information that they had of the world at the time. This new reincarnated map painting includes a legal *certificate of authenticity* and an original signature from calligraphy ink and nib by Dr Franky Dolan himself!

Map is on extra heavy fine art paper, with layers of inks, paint pigments, metallic patinas and beautiful old world wax-like mediums. We custom cut an extra-heavy white mat board, measuring 16 X 20 inches. The map image measures 17.25 x 11.25 inches. We fit the map between a beveled-border mat and a full back mat board, for added protection and beauty. This is an absolute one of a kind treasure, honoring history and modern art, in one.

We will skillfully wrap and pack this map, adding bonus cards with information about the cause that your purchase supports. Upgraded Priority shipping is included as well for extra care and speedy delivery!