Sphere and stand by Jean Fortin

Sphere and stand

Jean Fortin

Fine art poster

More products…
  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • by cm including border ( by in)
    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

Image information

Add to wishlist

Our prints

We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Read more about our fine art prints.

Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

Sphere and stand by Jean Fortin zoom

Sphere and stand

Terrestrial clockwork globe. Geographical details on the sphere suggest that the map of the globe is reminiscent of the early 17th century. Australia and New Zealand are missing and there is a hypothetical southern continent with 'Nouvelle guinea' connected to it. A total of four oceans are named. This puzzling terrestrial globe, which has the wrong spelling of 'TERESTRE' in the title cartouche and the wrong scale of the equator, deviates from the other terrestrial examples of the same size made by Fortin. This may have been an early, unsuccessful attempt to make a globe, which Fortin passed to his clockmaker relation Augustin Fortin II to use as a clock globe in circa 1780.
Jean Fortin

  • Image reference: D7939_1

Discover more

More by the artist Jean Fortin.

Explore the collections All art and photography, Maps & charts.