Trianon Tabletop Globe
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Centuries of Cartography
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An exciting world opened up in the 1500s. Nations fought and realigned. The known globe slowly filled in. At AM we offer four globes spanning four centuries of cartography from the Renaissance to the Colonial era. They are by themselves living documents of the Age of Discovery.
All globes are handmade from specially reproduced paper gores. Twelve sections are hand glued onto a plastic (small) or paper-mache (large) sphere. Every globe is a masterwork, a combination of superior technology from the era and the artistic drawing skills of a European cartographer. Attention to detail is key. AM replicates the complicated gravure printing process, resulting in the sharpest lines, words, and symbols even on the smallest size globe. Centuries ago globes were made by gluing copperplate printed gores on a plaster finished papier-mache core. This application method continues at AM. All AM globes are made using original charts from important European archive collection originals. Our globes offer history at your fingertips and highlight some of the worlds most famous cartographers: Mercator, Hondius, Vaugondy.
Admittedly, Marie Antoinette was not remembered for her intellectual exploits. But during her time France sent expeditions around the globe. Scientists and explorers mapped landmasses and oceans, and recorded local flora and fauna. Undoubtedly a globe of some kind, probably similar to our Trianon, adorned, or perhaps dominated her library!
- Solid Bronze and French Finished Rosewood Stand
- Black and Ivory Gores are Applied To The Globe Core By Hand Using Authentic Construction and Detail
|Colour||Ivory / Bronze / Black|
|Material||Solid Rosewood Timber, Bronze, Papper|
|Measurement||14cm Dia x 28cm H|
|Return Policy||This item is NOT eligible for our 14 day change of mind return|