Hondius Terrestrial Floor Globe With Sailing Ships and Sea Serpents
Hondius Terrestrial Floor Globe On Iron Stand

Hondius Terrestrial Floor Globe On Iron Stand

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Overview

  • Vintage item
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This large, elegant standing floor globe is a vintage reproduction of a 1597 one by Jodocus Hondius (Dutch, 1563-1612), the foremost engraver of copperplate maps of his time. The globe itself is composed of map sections called gores, applied to a sphere 12 1/2 inches in diameter. A lovely antique parchment color, it is highly illustrated with sea monsters, sailing ships and compass roses, among many other interesting drawings. The labeling is in Latin and the geographical details fascinating.

The handsome floor stand is wrought iron with a dark patina, resting on three penny feet and having a series of simple wrought details at the center of the stem. The meridian is full-swinging, which means it's attached to both the north and south poles. A person viewing the globe can then see the entire world by moving the globe, not moving their own position. It can be viewed standing up or sitting. The width at the flat center ring is about 17 inches and the distance the tapering feet extend out is also about 17 inches. It weighs 14 pounds and is one of the more impressive old world globes we've come across.

This globe is in excellent condition and a fabulous addition to your office, study or living room. 

FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: WE ARE UNABLE TO SHIP THIS GLOBE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.

© Linda Henrich

PYH 4405

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