"Fine Art Paper Commission" Hand Painted Old World Map Matted Painting by Dr Franky Dolan

Here we have gorgeous old world maps, beautifully painted over and protected by Dr Franky Dolan. With an intense passion for the forgotten beauty of ancient art, he has a collection of rare ancient maps and artifacts. We specially select and print old faded black and white impressions of real maps, most of which were originally inked in the 1500 - 1700s!

Maps are on extra heavy fine art paper, with layers of inks, paint pigments, metallic patinas and beautiful old world wax-like mediums.

1...Choose your map from the numbered images, from 1 - 24.

2...Choose your colors, including metallic colors such as gold, copper, silver, bronze etc. (Most old world maps use copper or gold. See other map examples in the shop for ideas if needed.)

3...Depending on your specifications, and our work demands, this process will take anywhere from 7-14 days per map to be completed.

Dr Dolan is a master color composer. He layers paints and mediums to allow the piece to actually change color, depending on the time of day or the angle of light. He brings these maps back to a whole new life, using colorful layers of specialty inks and paints that will last the test of time. Look closely, see the brush strokes and ink marks that he enhances the maps with, all by hand. Faded areas and distressing are a beautiful part of this artistic resurrection. The metallic paints become so incredibly alive in person. These original one of a kind art pieces are true heart-filled resurrections of the forgotten art of map-making. It is true old world, reincarnated through art.

Many scientific and metaphoric messages are written throughout most maps, alongside the depictions of mythological tales and times. Each final map painting includes a legal *certificate of authenticity* and an original calligraphy signature from by Dr Franky Dolan himself!

We custom cut an extra-heavy white mat board, measuring 16x20 inches. The map images measure from 15 - 18 inches by 8 -12 inches, printed on heavy fine art paper. We fit the maps between a beveled-border mat and a full back mat board, for added protection and beauty.

We will skillfully wrap and pack this map, adding bonus cards with information about the cause that your purchase supports. Upgraded Priority shipping is included as well for extra care and speedy delivery!

*NOTE ABOUT SIZE: This listing is for a matting size of 16x20 on fine art paper, but we offer custom hand-painted canvas old-world maps in nearly any size imaginable.