Russian Celestial Map 1909
This 1909 Russian celestial map depicts the constellations and the Milky Way as seen from both the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. A comparative chart shows the size of the planets in relation to the sun. More cosmological information are presented, such as the phases of the moon, the explanation of the seasons, and the orbits of various celestial objects. It's worth noting that the text is written in the old Cyrillic alphabet of prior 1918. This map is one of my favorite, not only for its subject matter and originality, but for its strikingly beautiful vintage colors.
Our reproductions are handmade in our Los Angeles studio, using only high resolution files printed on archival cotton weave canvas. They are twice varnished with a Polymer gloss that ensures UV protection and enhances the colors. Decorative wood is assembled on the top and bottom, with two eye-hooks mounted on the top piece. We also supply a jute rope that can be attached between the two eye-hooks to give the map that old pull down map feel.
During the restoration process, we pay great attention to matching the colors to the original maps. Please note that your computer screen might display slightly different colors than our professionally calibrated monitors.
This canvas map is available in multiple sizes which you can select from the drop down menu when ordering. Check out the different sizes placed in a room added to our listing photos!
Small - 25 x 28 inches
Med. -- 38 x 44 inches
Large - 44 x 51 inches
This map is also available printed on matte photo paper for framing by clicking on the link below:
This map ships rolled in a rigid tube and is ready to hang!
Allow 3-5 days before shipping as our maps are made to order.
For the U.S. we use USPS Priority Mail which delivers within 1 to 3 days.
For outside the U.S. we use USPS Priority Mail International which averages 6 to 10 days. Europe might take a little longer due to customs.