Blaeu Globe - initial conservation survey model3D Model
The Blaeu Globe is currently undergoing conservation treatment. This is model is a low resolution of the object, pre-treatment.
Celestial globe by Willem Janszoon Blaeu. Willem Blaeu is renowned for the quality of his charts and cartography which represent some of the most accurate work of the 17th century. This globe was based on observations made by Frederik de Houtman, a Dutch East India Company skipper who sailed on the earliest Dutch voyage to Asia.
It is one of six known examples in the world. It offers the first complete depiction of the constellations in the Southern Hemisphere and documents the effect of European imperial expansion on mapmaking in the 17th century. Its fine craftsmanship highlights the skill of its maker Blaeu.
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ANMM Collection 00005756.