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Sphere and stand
Terrestrial floor globe. It forms a pair with the celestial globe, Blaeu GLB0131. Geographical details on the sphere are almost the same as Blaeu GLB0104. There are loxodromes for 32 compass points, the Strait of le Maire is drawn and California is shown as an island by the use of overlay gores. The Dutch discoveries of parts of the coast of Australia and New Zealand are recorded and the Great Wall of China is depicted with an almost illegible comment. The hypothetical southern continent is labelled. There are also decorative animals, cannibals, ships and monsters.
Willem Jansz Blaeu
- Image reference: D7784_1
- Caird Collection (via Spink), National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London