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Leather map, 'South America in 21st Century'

Item # 51384
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A sailboat invites on a journey of exploration through modern-day South America as charted in a map by Francys Ferreira. She tools the map of quality leather labeling oceans and countries with pyrograph featuring classic stylizations. On the bottom left the artist includes "Copacabana Rio de Janeiro" in honor of her place of work. The map hangs from elegant cedar rods. Made in Brazil.
  • Display rod(s) included
  • Signed by the artist
  • Map:
       12.5" L x 8.8" W
    With rods:
       16.5" H x 8.8" W x 0.6" D
  • Weight: 0.6 lb
  • Leather and cedar wood
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Brazil. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Adam and Francys

Artisan Adam and Francys

Brazilian artisans Adam and Francys create handmade maps, each one handcrafted with much love and attention to detail. Together, they use a technique called pyrography, the art of designing with fire. These maps capture the romance and adventure of the age of discovery; maps of known and unknown places often prompt conversation.

'I worked in fishing for many years, which sent me on many sea trips,' Adam says. 'Through navigation, I got to know about different maps and learned to treasure them as genuine gems. Antique maps particularly fascinate me; early navigation was a daring adventure! Sailors set off to places unknown through uncharted waters. Their maps register their triumphs and the birth of a New World. I frequently search for new maps to recreate in leather; the sources of all my investigations are books and specialized libraries.

'We use fine leather, simple tools and well practiced engraving methods to create stunning works of art. All the lines and shades are burned into the leather, thus they cannot be erased or fade. Natural dyes are injected into the skin to create deeper contrasts and sharpness. The top layer is treated with plant solutions to protect the surface against time and insect infestation. Finally, a natural paste is applied to attain a fine finish. The completed piece can be framed to complement any setting.'

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