Hand-Drawn Map of Belize, with the Mayan Ruins marked with hieroglyphs
‘Mundo Maya’ World of the Maya.
Fine art Giclee print, from my original hand-drawn map of Belize, printed on beautiful Hahnemuhle Torchon paper with archival inks.
I created ‘Mundo Maya’ to show the mainland of Belize, the locations of the Maya ruins, and the wildlife found in the rainforest of Central America. It started as a companion map to my Ambergris Caye Chart but soon took off with an energy of its own and gave me an incurable archaeological bug and a deep love of hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, and pictographs.
I wanted to know the meaning of a few glyphs to use as markers for Maya ruins scattered across the country. That quest led me to an archaeologist living and working in Belize. He loaned me reference books and soon I was so hooked on studying the artwork and hieroglyphs of the Maya people; I thought I’d never finish the map. At moments, I didn’t want to finish it. When I wasn’t studying Mayan hieroglyphs, I was sitting in the jungle or at the Belize zoo sketching wildlife for the map.
I drew the original on Arches watercolor paper, using an old fashion crow quill pen and a well of India ink, and layered the finished drawing with watercolor and colored pencil.
This print is unframed.
It will fit a standard frame: 11"x15", 16"x21", 24"x32", 36"x48".
The huge 44" x 59" print does not fit a standard, ready-made frame.
Some images shown are close-up details of the map, and not individual pieces of artwork. Images shown in frames are display examples.
This listing is for an unframed print.
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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