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Handpainted leather journal, Artist paper, "The traveler". One of a Kind

€540.00 EUR
This blank book is bound in natural goat leather, stamped, tooled and painted by hand in great detail. The decoration is depicting a fictional double hemisphere map of the world inspired by a drawing from1594 by Petrus Plancius. This map has incredible and very detailed elements and contains some fascinating facts as the presence of the Magallanica, sive Terra Australis Incognita: ‘Magellan’s Land, a.k.a. the Unknown Southern Land’, a mythical, nonexistent location that was discovered by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. 

The entire book was designed to resemble a medieval tome. The leather was painted only by overlaying glazes of thin leather dye and colored patina to give it a worn look.

The end pages are made of decorative paper with green floral motifs. The headbands are hand sewn by hand from brown and green silk threads.

The book measures 10.3x7 inches (26x18 cm). It has 104 pages (208 sides) of artist quality Fabriano Rusticus paper. The paper is white, slightly textured, it was hand torn and has 200 g/m². This is a thick paper, perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor.

This journal is an art object. You can use it as a family book or as a traveling journal, either way, you will love it once you’ll meet it.

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