This listing is for a plaque of the original cover of “20 Thousand Leagues Under The Sea” and can be hung on a wall, free standing on a table or both (upon request). This is the cover frm the 1870 release of the book by Jules Verne. It comes in all standard “photo” sizes (4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 and 13×19…though standard size is 8×10) or a custom size by request. Please contact directly by email for custom sizes or other modifications.
Laser engraved on (and cut out of) baltic birch plywood or reclaimed wood
The novel was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel’s fortnightly periodical, the Magasin d’éducation et de récréation. A deluxe octavo edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. The book was widely acclaimed on its release and remains so; it’s regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne’s greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Its depiction of Captain Nemo’s underwater ship, the Nautilus, is regarded as ahead of its time, since it accurately describes many features of today’s submarines, which in the 1860s were comparatively primitive vessels. [wikipedia]