Ambergris Caye, Belize, Hand-Drawn Nautical Chart,
Fine art Giclee print, from my original hand-drawn nautical chart of Ambergris Caye, Belize, printed on beautiful Hahnemuhle Torchon paper with archival inks.
Some images shown are close-up details of the map and not individual pieces of artwork. Images shown in frames are display examples.
This ink drawing began my love of drawing charts, mermaids, and sea monsters.
At the time, I was living in Belize, and no maps of Ambergris Caye were available to the public. So, I talked with the local fishermen to obtain the names of the bays and small islands surrounding the caye. And for details, a commander in the RAF procured a satellite map of the area for me. Still, with this bird’s-eye view, I used a bit of artistic license in the lagoon and mangrove areas up the west coast. The mangroves are a web of canals, not a solid shoreline, but they look solid from space. Channels were often cleared through the mangrove to harbor ships during storms and were once cut by pirates to hide their ships, and many are in use today for bird-watching and to catch a glimpse of the American Crocodiles.
A kind, local historian appreciated my interest and provided information on the old merchant ships and schooners that plied the waters off the coast and a list of known shipwrecks. The two scrolls (center left) are a record of historical events and a list of a few known shipwrecks along the reef. I was so into the history of the cay that I drew this map using a crow quill pen. Modern tech pens seemed taboo.
This listing is for an unframed print.
It will fit a standard frame: 11"x15", 16"x21", 24"x 32", 36" x 48".
The large 44" x 59" print does not fit a standard frame, but the option is available at some stores.
An excellent way to see if the size of the print you are considering fits your wall space is to cut a piece of poster board and tape it to the wall to see if it is what you need.
My unframed prints are shipped in a sturdy reinforced cardboard “crush-proof” tube that is twice as thick as anyone else in the industry to avoid damage to the art while in shipment.
Paper: Hahnemuhle Torchon
Torchon by Hahnemuhle is an environmentally friendly, 100% TCF, acid-free cotton rag watercolor paper with a parchment or pastel-paper surface. Especially well-suited for reproductions of oil, watercolor, and pastel paintings, the printed side of this paper has been specially coated for excellent image sharpness and optimum color graduation. The term ‘torchon’ is taken from French and means ‘coarse structure.’
Thickness Heavyweight Stock - 19.6 mil (285gsm)
Finish Satin Finish
Lightfast Permanence Over 100 years (Wilhelm Imaging Research Institute).
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