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Monoceros is Greek for unicorn, but the Monoceros constellation was unknown to the ancient Greeks. There are no unicorns in Greek mythology, but they do appear in texts of natural history as being native creatures to India. The Monoceros constellation was identified in the 1612 by Dutch cartographer and astronomer Petrus Plancius. This backsplash is based on the map in Atlas Coelestis of John Flamsteed as it appeared in the 1920 Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson.
Unicorns appear in the predecessor of the medieval bestiary, the Physiologus, a second century Christian text written in Greek.
Application: These tiles are a good choice for any interior wall. It would make an excellent kitchen backsplash.
Title: Monoceros Star Map
Size: 17 x 12.75 inches or 24 x 18 inches.
Colors: The background color is cream but can be modified slightly to be more white or a deeper cream. See How to Order Tile.
Availability: Can usually be shipped in two to three weeks.
17 x 12.75 (4.25 inch tiles): $880
24 x 18 (6 inch tiles): $1030
I can make you a sample tile for panels and backsplashes. Here's how to get a sample tile:
Order a panel/backsplash sample. When you've finished your checkout, you'll be redirected to a page where you can tell me the backplash or panel you are interested in and ask any questions you might have.
The shipping calculator should work for the US and Canada. If it's off, we can settle up when I ship your order. For other countries, contact me so I can send you an invoice for your sample.
From top left: Flamstead Monoceros, Jamieson Monoceros, Monoceros constellation, Star V838Pin this for later
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