Wendy Gold Studios
400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes
To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes. In her lavishly illustrated new book, Globes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the...
This may be the oldest globe in existence to depict the Americas
This 1504 engraved globe, made from two joined pieces of ostrich egg, is beautiful as a work of cartographical art, but it also has a special distinction: it may be the oldest known globe in existence that depicts the so-called New World.