Cabot desktop world globe honors Sebastian Cabot, the Italian cartographer and explorer for whom, unfortunately, little can be verified. He is believed to have lived from around 1484-1557. It is substantiated that he led a voyage in 1527 to reach the Moluccas in Indonesia, but instead spent him time exploring the River Plate. Cabot's own accounts of his journeys have all been lost, and all that remains of his work is a map drawn in 1544 that is preserved in the Bibliothèque National de France in Paris.
The Cabot globe is available with either the Coronelli* globe ball (seen here) or Waldseemüller ball (smaller image). Its Early American style design features a rich look obtained from its fine hand-tuned hardwood base and post, along with a hardwood semi-meridian.
- Diameter: 6" (15cm)
- Antique specialty map
- Tabletop model
- Not illuminated world globe
- Model #42501
Frequently Asked Questions
* Vincenzo Coronelli born in Venice in 1650, was a highly regarded Italian cartographer. His construction of two globes for the Duke of Parma earned him an invitation to Paris, where a pair of globes built for King Louis XIV were of such a grand scale that they were constructed with trap doors so craftsmen could enter and work from inside. As Royal Cartographer, he was granted access to the latest documentation sent from the colonies to the French Academy of Sciences.