The Atlas Armillary Globe by Authentic Models
Atlas was one of the legendary Titans battling Zeus. After his defeat Atlas was sentenced to carry the Earth on his mighty shoulders til the end of time...The Atlas of our armillary dial is carrying the entire universe. That's to say the known Renaissance universe. The Earth was believed to be at its center. Gracefully intertwined silver rings represent trajectories of heavenly bodies around the Earth. In all aspects ethereal, myth combined with science, fable with hisoric fact.
***This globe is not current. It is an 18th century replica globe.***
Attention to detail is key. Authentic Models (AM) replicates the complicated ’gravure’ printing process, resulting in the sharpest lines, words and symbols even on the smallest size globe. All AM globes are made using original charts, researched by AM for their historical accuracy and visual appeal.
Centuries ago globes were made by gluing copperplate printed gores on a plaster finished papier-mache core. Given the limited technology available at the time, a complicated production process and a multitude of specialists involved, it was logical that only the very rich could afford to own globes. This is illustrated by 17th C. Dutch painters who used globes to symbolize affluence, science, sohistication, even worldiness.
Authentic Model globes offer history at your fingertips and highlight some of the world's most famous cartographers: Mercator, Hondius, Kaerius and Vaugondy.