The globe's cartography is
modeled after the Gilles (1688 – 1766) and Didier (c. 1723 – 1786) de Vaugondy
maps. Father (image below) and son map-makers were active in Paris during mid-18th
century. The Vaugondys were well respected for the detail and accuracy of
their maps, basing their maps upon their own considerable geographic research,
the journals of explorers and missionaries, and direct astronomical observations.
Globe rests on top of three leg wood stand.
Item # AM-GL033GL213
Gilles de Vaugondy (1688 – 1766)
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Reproduction Desktop World Globe by Authentic Models, Item #AMGL033
Sale Price: $71.99, Decorative, Scientific Globe, Antique Cartography, Wood Tabletop Base
World Globes make great gifts for Geography Buffs, Mother's Day, Father's Day & Graduation. Perfect as Wedding, Anniversary, Retirement Gifts, Corporate Awards, Business & Executive Gifts, Bon Voyage & Birthday Presents