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18th Century "New World" Replica Globe

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Product Description

30 years before the first shot of the American Revolutionary War was fired, French cartographer Gilles Robert de Vaugondy collected surveyed maps from explorers of the new world, piecing them together to create a complete portrait of the world as it was known. Vaugondy then wrapped these maps on terrestrial globes and sold them to the upper class worldwide.

Centuries ago, craftsmen made globes by gluing copperplate printed gores on a plaster finished paper mache core. We revive this technique for our own reproduction globes.
  • Replicates the traditional 'gravure' printing process for the sharpest lines, words, and symbols.
  • Sits atop a classic French stand finished in ebonized wood and bronze.
  • Amazing snapshot of the new world 30 years before our nation declared itself independent.

Dimensions & More Info

  • Weight: 9.5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 24 in. tall x 13.5 in. globe
  • Materials: Ebinized wood with an antiqued distressed brown French finish, bronze, plaster
  • Other: Based on the work of French Cartographer Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766)

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