From the talented Alexander Broers, we're bringing you these mystical maps that will have you wanting to pack a backpack and head off into the middle of nowhere exploring the wilds of Tasmania.
From Alexander himself...
"The State of Tasmania map took approximately 60 hours to hand-draw in red and black inks, and was an absolute pleasure to work on. The craggy mountain ranges that traverse the island, the rugged wilderness of the South West and the many bays, inlets and rivers all come together to capture the essence of one of Australia's true wild lands. The final design evokes a sense of adventure and nature, which fits in perfectly with what Tasmania is about.
Due to the scale of this map I was able to also draw more detail than is usually possible; almost all of Tassie's townships and a large number of named geographic locations are featured, including most mountain peaks over 1,000m, main river systems and National Parks. One of the unique elements of the design is the amount of islands and coastline detail, which include everything from King Island, Flinders Island, Bruny Island, Truwana and Schouten Island to the smaller groups such as the Maatsuyker Group, the Channel Islands and the Pascoe Group. There is also a small Tasmanian Devil hidden among the wilderness - see if you can spot it!
Extensive research for this map was carried out using both the Tasmanian Government's Land Information System Tasmania software (LIST) and TASMAP, allowing for the inclusion of a wide range of important topographical information. Thank you to all from the local community who made suggestions as to important places to include too!
What Goes Into Your Map
Born out of a love for Australia's mountains, wild places and fantastic nature, these maps are hand drawn with black and red ink in a style reminiscent of Christopher Tolkien. Each design is highly detailed and takes approximately 50 to 60 hours to complete, and are printed in limited numbers. They are perfect for those who want a special art piece to celebrate the uniqueness of their little corner of the world.
I hope you enjoy the intricate style and penmanship of these maps. As these are hand drawn they do contain imperfections and variations, but that is part of their charm, and sets them apart from mass produced and computer generated prints.
Fine Art Grade Paper Quality
Your fine-art print is made on an acid-free 270gsm matte parchment and feels fantastically heavy and sturdy when handled; the best way to describe it is like card with a tactile feel that still has a bend to it. Detailing remains extremely sharp and colours are vivid thanks to the use of 9 colour pigment inks and industry standard paper quality when it comes to fine-art printing. “
Note: The prints do not come framed!