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 Waldseemüller
* globe ball (seen here) or Coronelli
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.
- Antique specialty map
was a German cartographer, who was regarded as one of Worlds finest
cartographers, best known for his Universalis Cosmographia, a 12-sheet
woodblock map dated 1507. Not only was it one of the first maps to
precisely chart latitude and longitude, but it was the first to reference the
name "America" (honoring Amerigo Vespucci). One of
gore globes sold for
$1002,267 USD, thus fetching a world
record price for such items.