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Hondius Desk Globe
Hondius Globe by Authentic Models
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Product Code: GL003D

The Hondius Desk Globe by Authentic Models

Jodocus Hondius (1563-1629) was a skilled cartographer who fled his hometown Ghent after the arrival of the Spanish Inquisition. After a period in London, he published a world map commemorating Drake’s circumnavigation of 1577-1580. Moving to Amsterdam, he purchased Mercator’s copperplates from which he published a new atlas and updated globes.

***This globe is not current.  It is a 17th 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.
Hondius Desk Globe Details
  • Globe Diameter: 12.5"
  • Width: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Color:  Antique Ocean
  • Style:  Replica 17th Century Globe
  • Base:  Classic
  • Manufacturer:  Authentic Models
  • Model:  GL003D

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