Gerardus Mercator Terrestrial Globe With Compass - Copper, Paper, Wood

Description
Gerardus Mercator Terrestrial Globe With Compass - Copper, Paper, Wood
U.K. - Second half 20th century

This Mercator Terrestrial globe with compass is a beautiful little globe on a compass stand set in brass and wood. The globe itself is a copy of a 1541 Mercator globe, and could be used as an interesting piece of home decor in a sophisticated gentleman's office or study.

Attention to detail

Attention to detail is key. A complicated 'engraving' printing process is replicated, which results in the sharpest lines, words and symbols even on the very small globes. Many years ago globes were made by gluing copperplate printed gores on a plaster finished papier-mâché core. This globe is handmade from specially reproduced paper gores.

Lot details
Object
Gerardus Mercator Terrestrial Globe With Compass
Material
Copper, Paper, Wood
Estimated Period
Second half 20th century
Country of Origin
U.K.
Condition
As new - unused
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