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Caribbean, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico - Hand-Drawn Map

Caribbean, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico - Hand-Drawn Map

'Islands of the Bahamas and West Indies' ​by Savanna Redman.
Archival, Fine Art Giclee Print on quality Hahnemühle Torchon Paper.
Drawn and painted by hand with India ink layered with a watercolor wash in an old-world style. Nothing is computer-generated here. 
The mermaids and sea dragons create themselves when I settle into the sun-dabbled corner of my mind on a stack of floor pillows with my box of sixty-four Crayola Crayons with its built-in sharpener, pens, and loads of paper. 

The idea for this Caribbean chart formed around an idyllic day; the trade winds (as a cherub) gently playing with old sailing ships and Magnificent Frigatebirds, the sun setting in the Gulf, the passages marked for easy navigation, and embellished with my mermaids and sea monsters.

The chart shows the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, down through the Caribbean archipelago, into the Gulf of Mexico. On to the Yucatan Peninsula and down the east coast of Central America. I've included a few small islands off the coast simply because I was playing or living there and wanted to see them on a map. Isla Mujeres, Ambergris Caye, The Bay Islands of Honduras. I drift the coastline south to Rio Dulce, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and down to the north coast of South America to Isla Margarita and Trinidad.

This chart is not an 'old world map' in one very important way; well, two, firstly, I drew it, and I'm still alive, and two, it includes the ports of today, the places we drop anchor. As reference material, I use GPS locations, satellite images, and actual nautical charts, so my maps are pretty accurate compared to the cartographers of old, who were limited to celestial navigation or the captain's rum-soaked notes. Still, I do not advise charting your course on any map with mermaids and sea monsters.


Sit back, enjoy a rum, and dream of idyllic days traveling.

 

My prints are made using the quality, archival Giclée printing process, pigmented inks, and acid-free art paper to ensure that with proper care, they will look as good 70 years from now as they do today. I'm using the finest fine art printers available.

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
Description Torchon by Hahnemuhle is an environmentally-friendly, 100% TCF and 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)
Lightfast Permanence Over 100 years (Wilhelm Imaging Research Institute).

 

*Mockup images shown represent sizes that are available - up to 45x60".
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Thank you for viewing my work. 


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ALL CONTENTS; WRITING, AND IMAGES ARE THE COPYRIGHTED WORK OF SAVANNA REDMAN. ANY REPRODUCTION OR USE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE OWNER IS PROHIBITED.


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I am a full-time working creative.


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  • Paper and Canvas Specs

    Paper: Hahnemuhle Torchon
    Description Torchon by Hahnemuhle is an environmentally-friendly, 100% TCF and 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)
    Lightfast Permanence Over 100 years (Wilhelm Imaging Research Institute).

PriceFrom $169.95
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