This wide format Vintage Star Map print is based on a restored and very rare vintage Constellation Map from 1849 but still feels modern and timeless. This is one of our most popular prints and has been featured on Emily Henderson’s home decor and design blog. This star map has many fine details such as hand-drawn stars, stippled celestial forms, hand-drawn typography and a slightly distressed antique patina.
These maps were originally designed as 19th Century nautical tools by sailors on long journeys. The description that accompanied this map is as follows:
“The months marked at the foot of the map are to show the aspect of the Equatorial Heavens about midnight. By noting the stars on the map immediately over the name of the month, and then looking at the sky in the opposite direction to the elevated pole, the different constellations will readily be recognized. In Southern latitudes, reverse the star map.”
The print has a 2:1 aspect ratio except for the 36″ x 24″ which has been adjusted to a more standard rectangular size. Available in 4 colors – black, blue, navy and slate gray.
View all of our star maps and celestial prints here: Star Maps and Celestial Prints
Our prints are high-quality Archival Giclée pigment prints on 100% cotton (tree-free) 255gsm Archival Fine Art paper.
Our 19.75″ x 27.5″ print is sized to fit easily into IKEA’S ‘RIBBA’ frame with the mat removed. Print proportions may change slightly to accommodate each size.
If you choose a framed option, framed art is custom made to order and includes the following details:
Wooden frame moldings in your choice of finish
UV-shielding plexiglass, which protects against about 89% of UV rays and 92% of light transmission
Archival acid-free foam core backing
Protective paperback finish
Hanging hardware + nails
Hanging and care instructions
*Please allow 2-3 weeks for your framed art. Note: Framed art is made to order and cannot be returned. Feel free to get in touch before purchase with any questions.