In cartography attention to detail is key. These beautiful globe replicates the complicated gravure printing process, resulting in the sharpest lines, words and symbols even on the smallest size globe. Centuries ago globes were made by gluing copperplate printed gores on a plaster finished papier-mache core. This application method continues. All our globes are made using original charts, researched for their historical accuracy and visual appeal. Our globes offer history at your fingertips and highlight some of the world's most famous cartographers: Mercator, Hondius and Vaugondy.
Beautiful medium-size 16th C. Mercator globe. Mounted on a classic library desk stand, of a style and design found in many originals now exhibited in science and maritime museums and Kunstkammers.
Hand applied paper reproduction gores and pole caps cover a preformed core.
Gazing in the night sky we wonder about the size and scope of the universe.
Within that magnitude our solar system seems infinite and overwhelming. It's
easier to understand native creation myths, Newtonian and Galilean theories and
great historical discoveries when viewing the solar system on a smaller, more
comprehensible human scale. Reduced to both scientific and decorative models of
our planetary system, revolving around the sun and not the earth as early
scientists believed, this mobile will fascinate the young in age and youthful in
5 globe mobile;
Solar System mobile;
Around the World mobile;
Five globes from five centuries symbolizing the advancement of cartography the
gradual ushing back of boundaries. Seemingly a magic object many earth globes
moving in perpetual circles. Different style globes in colors, hues and
specifications make a fascinating and elegant object. Sure to arouse interest in
planets and their clockwork movements in a curious child's mind, it may at the
same time bring about sleep in a drowsy mind, watching its hypnotic pattern. For
the waking mind, a fascinating exercise awaits...
An interesting mix of early science and Greek mythology: Atlas was one of the legendary Titans battling Zeus was defeated and decreed to carry the weight of the world on his mighty shoulders till the end of time... Our armillary dial, however, has Atlas carrying the entire universe. That's to say the known Renaissance universe, when the earth was still believed to be at its center. Gracefully intertwined silver rings symbolize the position and trajectories of heavenly bodies around the earth. In all aspects ethereal, science combined with beauty,
myth with historic fact.