Navigator's Terrestrial Globe, 1541

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In the XVI Century, only royalty and very affluent citizens were able to afford globes of this kind. Mounted on an elaborate wood stand with turned supports and ball feet. Complete with printed horizon ring and and bronze meridian circle. The globe is hand made on a paper mach core, built up of twelve delicately colored gores, with polar calottes and the oceans decorated with sailing ships. The original maps used for the set of Terrestrial and Celestial maps were drawn by Gerardus Mercator in 1541 and were revolutionary in that age and time. Enjoy these antique globes like a fascinating book on the Voyages of Discovery.

Globe Diameter: 8"
Height: 11"
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
*Some assembly required.