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Mercator Desk Globe
Mercator Globe by Authentic Models
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Product Code: GL002D

The Mercator Desk Globe by Authentic Models

Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) studied at the ancient University of Louvain, then Netherlands, now Belgium. He published his first terrestrial globe around 1536, which introduced new concepts for navigation. The oceans and seas were covered with ‘rhumb-lines’, which assisted in setting a course. The ‘Mercator’ projection translated a spherical chart onto a two-dimensional sheet of paper...so revolutionary, it was used until very recently.

***This globe is not current. It is a 16th 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.
Mercator Desk Globe Details
  • Globe Diameter: 12.5"
  • Width: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Color: Blue Ocean
  • Style: Replica 16th Century Globe
  • Base: Classic
  • Manufacturer: Authentic Models
  • Model: GL002D

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