James Wyld’s Map of Australia c1836


We have available for sale this beautiful, original hand coloured steel engraving map which is one of James Wyld’s sequence of continually updated maps of Australia, the first of which appeared in 1833.

The series is of great historical importance for it played a definitive role in recording the rapid progress of exploration and development during Australia’s formative years. James Wyld (1812-87) was then one of the world’s leading mapmakers, holding the title of official Geographer to King William IV and thereafter Queen Victoria.

Framed to full conservation standards using 100% cotton Alpharag matboards and glazed with 99% UV Museum Glass for complete clarity and protection.

Title: Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, made by Order of the Admiralty and other Authentic Documents by James Wyld, Geographer to the King
Creator: James Wyld, 1812-1887
Publisher: London : Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, 1836
Date: 1836
Size of map: 34 x 22 inches
Overall size of frame: 41 x 50 inches
Lower right-hand corner: Stockley sculp.
Price: $7,500

For more information please visit Jodie Prymke Fine Art Framing – Gallery 190 Tynte Street, North Adelaide or call (08) 8267 3900. Lay-by is welcome.

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Antique Bird Prints for Sale

We are thrilled to be able to offer these beautiful antique bird prints for sale.

For more information please email info@fineartframing.com.au or phone 08) 8267 3900.

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Picture Framing Magazine July 2014

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SA Life Magazine, May 2014

SA Life Magazine, May 2014

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May 10, 2014 · 10:20 pm

John Arrowsmith’s c1840 Map “Maritime Portion of South Australia”

**SOLD** We have for sale this beautiful and important original antique map of South Australia by John Arrowsmith. “The Maritime Portion of South Australia, from Captn Flinders & from more recent surveys made by the Survr Genl of the Colonies by John Arrowsmith.” “London, Published Feby. 5th 1840 … 10 Soho Square.” It includes the City of Adelaide and North Adelaide, Nepean and Encounter Bays.

The archival quality framing features matting with Italian marbled paper and a gold leaf band with seven ink lines. The piece is framed in an Italian teak frame and glazed with Museum Glass for 99% UV protection and amazing clarity.

Outside Frame Size: 95cm x 85cm

John Arrowsmith (1790–1873) was an English geographer (mapmaker) and member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers. He was born at Winston, County Durham.

In 1810 he joined his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. In 1821, they published a map of North America using a combination of maps obtained from the Hudson’s Bay Company and Aaron’s own previous work. After his uncle died in 1823, the business was carried on by his sons, Aaron and Samuel Arrowsmith, until 1839 when John Arrowsmith took over the business. In 1834 John published his London Atlas, which were the best set of such maps then in existence. He followed the atlas with a long series of elaborate and carefully executed maps, those of Australia, America, Africa and India being especially valuable. In 1863 he received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, of which body he was one of the founders.

For more information and details of this map (1840/1) visit – http://www.asmp.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/biogs/E000055b.htm

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We’re in Picture Framing Magazine!

Things just keep getting better here in our little gallery in North Adelaide, South Australia. We have recently been featured in the May edition of Picture Framing Magazine, the world-wide publication based in the USA for the picture framing industry. Click here to see the full article by framing Guru, Jared Davis MCPF, GCF.

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New Computerized Pen Tool

We have just installed the brand new Gunnar T2 Scribe Tool to our amazing Computerized Mat Cutter.  This takes traditional French Matting to a whole new level – any design in any colour can be drawn right onto the matboard, all with perfect precision as only the Swiss know how.

Call in with your designs, and see it working for yourself!

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