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Navigator's Terrestrial Globe, French Finish

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Navigator's Terrestrial Globe, French Finish

SKU:
HD-GL0027
Material:
Wood, Brass & Paper
$226.00
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Navigator's Terrestrial Globe, French Finish

THE SCIENCE

Unsatisfied with existing maps and atlases, Gerardus Mercator created a globe in 1541 to reflect new European discoveries in Southern Asia. Mercator based his globe on the ancient Ptolemy map and printed it using cutting edge gravure processes of the day. The revolutionary globe included polar calottes and loxodromes, which enabled it to be used for navigation on sea as well as land.

THE STORY

This reproduction of Mercator’s 16th century globe is perfect for a desk-bound explorer or a lover of science history. It spins on a handsome wooden stand with a functional compass. Like the original, it is constructed with a paper mache core and 12 hand-applied paper gores. The oceans feature ships sailing for unknown lands. This sample of elevated home decor connects science and history, and makes a perfect gift for collectors of curiosities.

 

SKU:                                       HD-GL0027
Dimensions:                      10.5"L x 10.5"W x 11.8"H
Material:                             Wood, Brass & Paper
Shipping Restrictions: None.

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