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Terrestrial and Celestial Globe Bookends
Terrestrial and Celestial Globe by Authentic Models
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Product Code: GL009F

Terrestrial and Celestial Globe Bookends by Authentic Models

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Petrus Kaerius (1571-1646), brother-in-law of Hondius, issued several celestial and terrestrial globes for Petrus Plancius, an Amsterdam theologian and cartographer. It’s interesting that the copper plate originals were bought by Joan Blaeu in 1668, who was to become one of the most renowned globe and map makers in 17th C. Dutch history.

***These globes are not current. They are 16th century replica globes.***

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.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globe Details
  • Globe Diameter: 5"
  • Total Width: 9.75"
  • Height: 14"
  • Color: Blue or Antique Oceans
  • Style: Replica 16th Century Globes
  • Base: Wood
  • Manufacturer: Authentic Models
  • Model: GL009

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