Old hemisphere map on canvas

(1 customer review)


Looking for something unique and captivating? Look no further than our reproduction of this 1716 Old Hemisphere Map on Canvas! This beautifully illustrated map is a world in two hemispheres with illustrations of heavenly creatures and some natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and Mt. Etna in Sicily erupting, which are simply fascinating. The author of the map is Johann Baptist Homann, a mapmaker from nowadays Germany. We added a stunning handmade wooden frame. The wood colour is a dark chocolate, matte finish that is simply irresistible. Title of the map is: “Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Calesti Generalis Reprasentatio”

Key points:

  • you can select a size, width varying from 98 cm (38″) to 150 cm (59″)
  • beautifully illustrated
  • vibrant colours
  • old wooden frame

Circumnavigations of medieval explorers

Besides very appealing illustrations, Mr Homann packed the map with information on medieval explorers’ expeditions. In the 17th century, many brave sailors went on voyages around the world. Some of them circumnavigated the globe and their amazing undertakings are marked on the map. Homann included the known knowledge about Australia and New Zealand and added the paths of Tasman’s 1642 voyage and Magellan’s Voyage, amongst others.

The size of the map in the photos is 126 cm x 105 cm (49″ x 41″). However, you can select the size that fits your wall best from the drop-down menu. If you can’t find the perfect size, please contact us.

Beautifully crafted piece of historic wall decor

Old hemisphere map is a vibrant, colourful map with an antique finish that is sure to grab attention and become a piece of house decor that will be talked a lot about. The frame is handmade of solid wood over a century old, including two stylish bronze hanger rings. The map has a lot of geographic inaccuracies from the 18th century that can lead to great conversation starters with guests coming over and looking at your map.

Add this old hemisphere map to your collection today!

The old hemisphere map is available in five sizes out of the box. If you are after something else, please contact us. Otherwise, just measure the wall and select the most appropriate size to add it to the cart. So don’t hesitate and get this one-of-a-kind map today!


1 review for Old hemisphere map on canvas

  1. Tracy C Rand (verified owner)

    We are in love with this map! I spent a good amount of time considering what to hang on the giant wall over our giant mantel in our new house. This is the perfect fit. And SO beautifully made too. The colors are gorgeous. Now we just need to find somebody with a very tall ladder to hang it!

    Image #1 from Tracy C Rand

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