Cartography or map making, has been an integral part of the human story for a long time, possibly up to 8,000 years. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, through the Age of Exploration, and on into the 21st century, people have created and used maps as the essential tools to help them define, explain, and navigate their way through the world.
Maps have been an entertaining design piece for years, drawing attention from viewers. Whether it’s the patina of the particular chart or simply the entertainment of mapping out your next journey there is enjoyment to be found. Maps bring life and an adventuress personality to a room. However the use of a map in the bathroom adds a unique perspective on taking a shower.
Four reproduction panels of a vintage map on board from Air France mounted on 1/8 MDF Board. The panels can be individually framed in simple gilt frames to hang as a set (each frame 36 x 85). The panels can also be resized for custom dimensions. (LSC20)
A reproduction of an antique map of Rome mounted on 16 hand crafted 20’ venetian panels. Also available in proportional custom sizes from 36 x 36 available. (LSC21)
Maps have come a long way from the battlefields and cartographers hands into individuals homes. What is changing even more is the use of them, one can mount a map on the wall however creating a mural of a city or country’s survey is much more creative. Or even turning the map into a stretched screen for privacy. Options are continuing to expand and the availability of originals becoming more rare.
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