- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1734 Philippines Map Art Canvas. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1734 Map of Philippines Poster. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
One of the most historically significant maps ever published of the Philippines, this depiction of the islands while under Spanish Colonial rule, is referred to as the "Mother of all Philippine Maps." The map was the result of a collaboration between Spanish Jesuit cartographer and missionary Pedro Murillo Velarde and two native Filipinos, engraver Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay and artist Francisco Suarez. These culturally significant engravings were seized by the British during their occupation of Manila from 1762 to 1764. The engravings were sent back to Britain, where multiple printings of the map were produced before their eventual destruction. The map was created after a direct order from Spanish King Philip V.
This depiction illustrated maritime routes from Manila to Spain and modern-day Latin America. This production was widely reprinted and was the first and most crucial scientific map of the Philippines. The Islands had been discovered two centuries prior by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who claimed the archipelago for Spain. Under Spanish rule, the islands were unified under one government, and Catholic missionaries established churches and colonies throughout the region. These missionaries also founded schools, hospitals, and even a university. Spain would maintain colonial rule of the region until 1898.
The Philippines harbored a diverse range of indigenous people, and the map illustrates eight ethnic groups that inhabited the islands with four depictions of significant cities and islands. The distinctive aesthetic and historical significance make this map an authentic piece of cartographical history and immediately transport the viewer back in time.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office.