Map of the World
Map of the World
Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of the World from c1595 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.
Title: Vera Totius Expeditionis Nauticæ
(Accurate Description of the Voyage Round the World)
Creator: Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)
After his circumnavigation of the world from 1577 to 1580, Francis Drake presented Queen Elizabeth I with a map detailing his route. The map was destroyed by fire in 1698, but Dutch mapmakers made copies of Drake's map before it perished, including this one by Hondius. This map shows the routes around the world of both Drake's voyage and that of Thomas Cavendish between 1586 and 1588. A portait of Queen Elizabeth is shown below the royal coat of arms, and numerous inset drawings of the Golden Hind (the only ship to survive the voyage) in various locations are shown around the map, including the landing at New Albion (thought to be Drakes Bay north of San Francisco) and Java, and two views showing Drake's welcome at Moluccas (Indonesia).
Where possible, we try to offer print sizes that match modern standard size frames, but since many antique maps were printed with different proportions than modern standard sizes, this is not always possible. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames.
If you purchase a print that is not one of these standard sizes, you will most likely have to go to a frame shop to purchase a custom frame, or use one of the many online custom frame vendors.
For each size this map is offered in, you can purchase a print with either the 'no borders' or the 'plus 1/2" borders' option.
For prints with the 'no borders' option, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" (no borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame without a mat.
For prints with the 'plus 1/2" borders' option, an additional 1/2" blank border will be added to each side. For example, a size of 11"x14" (plus 1/2" borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will be 12"x15". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame with a mat so there is overlap between the mat and the print.
We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.