Mercator Globe - © National Maritime MuseumYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
1.5 million faces. Photographed using Cyreal Focus Stacking Multi Camera Rig. (840 images)
Description Terrestrial table globe. It forms a pair with the celestial globe, Mercator GLB0097.
This globe, and GLB0097, have been described as the most important pair of globes made in the 16th century. Both globes are outstanding on account of many novel features, including their exquisite lettering, and most importantly, because of their influence on other globe makers of the period.
Date made 1541 Artist/Maker Mercator, Gerardus Place made Louvain Credit © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection Materials papier mache; plaster; ink; varnish; metal; brass; wood; cloth; paper; lead; copper plate engraved; hand-coloured Measurements Overall: 625 x 580 mm; Diameter of sphere: 420 mm Parts Terrestrial table globe (GLB0096)