world globe is
available with either the Coronelli* globe ball (seen here) or Waldseemüller
ball. It can be hung as ornament or placed on a sturdy metal base. The
base is in the baroque style, a design that handsomely displays the ornament for
all to view.
Height: 3.75" (9.5cm)
- Antique specialty map
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.