A fabulous vintage globe on a stand featuring the 17th Century Hondius map of the world.
Legendary cartographer, Jodocus Hondius, worked in Amsterdam during the 1600s, then one of the world’s commercial hubs tp produce beatutiful maps of the then known world. Inspired by galleons sailing oceans to the farthest corners of the world, exotic cultures, languages, gold and ivory, spices and silks, his globes capture the excitement of exploration and travel. Spin the world and enjoy a touch of true history.
A great men's gift and a lovely addition to a man den or study at home.
Traditional materials including bronze with hardwood. The stand is made from rosewood which has been hand rubbed and French finished. The paper gores are hand applied on a papier-mâché core, jsut as they would have been in the 17th Century..
Globe diameter 36cm. Height 55cm