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First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Globes: century: 17th: A link that works

Globes: Century: 17th - National Maritime Museum
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Michael Robinson  •  Link

Glossary of Antique Globe Terminology - George Glazer Gallery

The page includes illustrative photographs:-

"Here is a guide to terms pertaining to antique globes. Click on a word in the list below to see its definition."

Bradford  •  Link

The concept of studying the globes persisted into the 19th century, as attested by this extract, c. 1838, from the "Life and Literary Remains" of Laetitia Elizabeth Landon (II.109, 1841), discussing a young woman from Sir Walter Scott's "Rob Roy" (1817):

"Diana Vernon's character would never have grown out of a regular education of geography, history, and the use of the globes, to say nothing of extras, such as Poonah work, or oriental tinting."

(Poonah painting, imitated by accomplished British misses, featured oriental-style designs on thin paper with thick color, no shading, no background. "Extras" at boarding school incurred an additional cost; Lewis Carroll's Alice mentions them.)

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

8 September 1663 Pepys records: "to Moxon’s, and there bought a payre of globes cost me 3l. 10s., with which I am well pleased, I buying them principally for my wife, who has a mind to understand them, and I shall take pleasure to teach her." Concerning what a "payre of globes" are, Michael Robinson noted "Moxon’s first publication was “A Tutor to Astronomy and Geography; or, An Easie and Speedy way to Understand the Use of both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial”. (1654) a translation from William Blaeu. Later he published under his own name “Astronomie and Geographie: Or an Easie and speedy way to Know the Use of both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial. In Six books” (1659)" http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1…

Also see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Portrayal of Globes in Vermeer's The Astronomer and The Geographer
Scholars have argued that the globes depicted in celebrated 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer's 1668 The Astronomer and 1669 The Geographer were based on a pair of globes by Hondius.[4] Close inspection of these two globes reveals striking similarities to a pair of globes made in 1618 by Hondius. The globes were made as pendants, one depicting the earth while the other depicted the constellations. In Vermeer's The Astronomer the scholar consults a version of Hondius' celestial globe and in The Geographer Hondius' terrestrial globe can be seen placed atop the back cabinet. A version of Hondius' celestial globe can be found in the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam and the terrestrial globe can be found in The Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York City. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jod…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Nice pictures of two globes, one of the earth and the other of the heavens, are featured in this year's Christmas catalog for the British National Archives.

"These small globes feature brass finials and reproductions of heaven and earth maps from 1541. Silk ribbons allows for easy hanging. Use them as holiday ornaments or set them on a desk as an interesting accent piece. Both globes supplied together in one presentation box.

"They feature hand applied charts perfectly reproduced from the famous Dutch cartographer, Gerardus Mercator's engraved charts from 1541. Diameter: 10.4 cms"


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